Nielsen just published a list of the top 20 Android apps used within the last month by Americans 18 and older.
The results aren’t what you might expect. They tell an interesting story about how Google apps get used versus third party apps people purchase but then leave dormant on a distant home screen.
According to Nielsen, “To determine each app’s “active reach,” — the percentage of Android owners who used an app within the past 30 days — Nielsen analysed the data from on-device meters on thousands of Android smartphones.”
For students and business people on the go, QuickofficePro is the way to go for editing Office documents.
Considering 25.3% of Android users (on average) use this app, there must be a pretty huge percentage of business people and students that use it, because how many others would be willing to pay $14.99 for an app?
This is far and away the most expensive app in the top 20.
Angry Birds is somehow still the most popular mobile game in the world since its release in 2009.
It's free, it's fun, and it will compel you to collect as many golden eggs as possible. 25.9% of Android users play it.
Advanced Task Killer is a handy tool for Android users looking to free up some RAM and make their phone run faster.
Many people debate the actual efficacy of apps like Advanced Task Killer Free, but 26.1% of Android users try it anyway.
YouTube, one of the staple apps on every smartphone today, is used frequently by 51.4% of Android users.
71.9% of Android users use their smartphone to perform Google searches.
This alone is some kind of proof that many Americans have an Android phone just because it was a free upgrade, and not because they have any idea how to use a smartphone.
Or maybe the rest just use Opera.
74.5% of Android users use Gmail to check emails every day, a stunning reminder of Gmail's huge user base.
In order to download any app, you'll need to browse the Android Market. So it only makes sense the greatest number of people use this app consistently to browse, purchase, and check out apps.
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