Google Play has been round for some time as has Android itself. In reality, it’s been over 10 years now. Thus, there are literally fairly just a few apps that achieved true widespread through the years. Many name it the three comma membership, the over one billion downloads mark is likely one of the rarest achievements an app can have. There are over a dozen Google apps with this distinction, together with widespread apps like Gmail and YouTube. Nevertheless, these lists at all times have a ton of Google apps and pre-installed apps. It’s pretty widespread data that Google apps are the most typical apps on Android anyway, so let’s not embody them and take a look at the remainder of the sector as an alternative. Listed here are the 15 commonest apps for Android! The obtain numbers are estimates, by the way in which, and never 100% factually correct numbers. If you wish to see our sources, we now have them linked on the finish of the article.
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Fb, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp (estimated 15 billion)
Fb’s assortment of apps are simply the most typical other than Google’s personal apps. Fb (~four.5 billion downloads), Fb Messenger (~three.eight billion downloads), Instagram (~2.1 billion downloads), Fb Lite (~1 billion downloads), Fb Messenger Lite (~100 million downloads), and WhatsApp (three.5 billion) have obtain estimates nearly double that of the world’s total inhabitants (estimated 7.7 billion). That is critically spectacular work and there is a cause Mark Zuckerberg is so wealthy. Once you’re not Google apps (which eclipse even these gargantuan obtain numbers), Fb’s properties are simply the second commonest and widespread set of apps of any developer on Google Play, interval, and these numbers do not even account for iOS downloads. Fb’s push into VR with the Oculus additionally helps, most likely.
Microsoft Workplace and OneDrive (estimated 2.7 billion)
Worth: Free / $5.99-$7.99 per 30 days / $119.99 as soon as
Microsoft can also be doing fairly properly lately with its venerable Microsoft Workplace suite of apps. Microsoft Phrase (est. 776 million), Excel (est. 666 million), PowerPoint (est. 674 million), and OneDrive (est. 560 million) would nearly all make the checklist on their very own. Nevertheless, most individuals obtain all of those apps as a part of the total Microsoft Workplace expertise so it is smart to place them collectively. It is a bit of affirmation bias, although, as a result of everyone already is aware of that Microsoft Workplace is insanely widespread. The Workplace 365 subscription additionally works with Microsoft’s desktop apps in addition to its internet apps. That most likely helps with its recognition fairly a bit. These are simply among the many commonest apps on Android.
Offended Birds (estimated three billion)
Offended Birds is slightly bit like PewDiePie. It retains setting information for recognition, nevertheless it looks like no person besides probably the most hardcore followers take note of it anymore. There are over a dozen Offended Birds video games in whole and all of these video games contributed to its huge three billion downloads mark. This one could be slightly disingenuous. The three billion mark is definitely its whole obtain depend on all platforms, not simply Android. Nonetheless, with Android estimates like Offended Birds Basic (~430 million downloads) and Offended Birds Rio (~390 million downloads), the sequence would’ve made the checklist anyway. This sequence has its personal Hollywood film amongst different bragging rights. The primary Offended Birds was additionally the primary cellular recreation to hit one billion whole downloads all the way in which again in 2012. It is not likely widespread anymore, nevertheless it had one hell of a run.
Subway Surfers (estimated 1.1 billion)
Offended Birds and Temple Run reached the one billion membership first. Nevertheless, Subway Surfers is the one cellular recreation with over one billion downloads on simply the Google Play Retailer. The favored infinite runner achieved the feat comparatively just lately, truly. It acquired its one billionth obtain on March 16th, 2018. Its meteoric rise to fame is a tad shocking contemplating the immense variety of infinite runner video games, together with iconic names within the style equivalent to Temple Run. Nonetheless, it is an achievement to be happy with. Kiloo, the developer, hasn’t fairly matched Subway Surfers’ success with any of their different video games, however we expect they’re most likely making sufficient cash as it’s.
Skype (estimated 1.1 billion)
Worth: Free with in-app purchases
Skype is one other older app with numerous downloads from its early days. We rounded as much as 1.1 billion so it is truly slightly decrease than Subway Surfers. The communication app is a wonderful cross-platform expertise. You are able to do video, voice, and textual content chats. You can too name landline numbers for a nominal charge. It is not fairly as widespread by way of month-to-month energetic customers. That title goes to apps like WhatsApp, Fb Messenger, Snapchat, GroupMe, Discord, and others. Nevertheless, we think about a lot of Skype’s most energetic customers aren’t on cellular, however on desktop. To be sincere, we’re unsure why the numbers dropped off a lot. It is not like Skype cannot do stuff that the opposite messaging apps can do. In any case, it’s what it’s and 1.1 billion estimated downloads is not half unhealthy.
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Clear Grasp (estimated one billion)
Worth: Free with in-app purchases
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Clear Grasp by Cheetah Cell is, by far, the preferred cleaner type app on Google Play with simply over one billion estimated downloads. That is a type of circumstances the place recognition does not equal high quality, although. Clear Grasp’s aggressive cleansing capabilities often work in opposition to the system and we’re actually not solely positive the way it obtained this widespread to start with. In its earlier days, it was a great way to take away junk recordsdata from locations like your obtain or screenshots folder. Nevertheless, the addition of a bunch of snake oil capabilities just like the telephone booster or CPU cooler merely make this app tough to suggest. But, right here it’s at a billion downloads. Goodness, what a nasty resolution so many individuals made.
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SHAREit (estimated just below one billion)
Worth: Free (with adverts)
SHAREit is sort of a darkish horse on an inventory like this. The app allows you to switch recordsdata between Android, iOS, Home windows, and (again within the day) Home windows Telephone units. It helps 39 languages, and it shares honors with most apps on this checklist of being among the many most downloaded apps of the final ten years. It was as soon as accused of being adware by the Indian authorities, however has since labored with Google to bolster its safety and present that it’s not adware. Nonetheless, it is insanely widespread and Android Rank estimates that it ought to hit the official one billion obtain marker sooner fairly than later.
Snapchat (estimated 922 million)
Snapchat is likely one of the world’s hottest chat apps alongside Whatsapp and Fb Messenger. It has over 900 million downloads (estimated), and its core viewers is way youthful than most messaging apps. Lots of its options are copied by Fb and Instagram, though neither appear to get that that is nearer to a messaging app fairly than a social media platform. In any case, Snapchat’s fast rise into relevance wasn’t with out its issues and the corporate nonetheless has huge monetary issues. It simply goes to point out that having nearly a billion downloads does not essentially make you a billion .
Twitter (estimated 885 million)
Twitter is likely one of the large two in social media lengthy with Fb. This could most likely be larger on the checklist. Nevertheless, Twitter truly has a good third celebration app ecosystem that doubtless affected these numbers fairly a bit. When it comes to high quality, Twitter is sort of terrible. There are numerous offended individuals on there and it’s typically a toxic place with little precise human discourse. Nonetheless, with the ability to share a thought in lower than 240 characters makes the platform charming for many individuals. Plus, it is one of many few social networks with a predominately chronological timeline and that additionally makes it good for viewing present occasions. It is not an amazing place, nevertheless it’s positively a typical one.
Sweet Crush Saga (estimated 885 million)
Sweet Crush Saga was one of the vital widespread cellular video games for a variety of years till more moderen video games like Pokemon Go tore it down from the highest spot. The sport stays pretty widespread to this present day and its estimated obtain depend of over 885 million would again that up. The sport can also be given credit score (alongside Bejeweled) for beginning the match-three puzzle recreation development on cellular. It is a easy, household pleasant recreation with a ton of ranges so you may play it for a extremely very long time. The builders boast that gamers have accomplished over one trillion ranges thus far. That is not a small quantity. Many bear in mind the horrible days of this recreation bugging you on Fb, however these days are gone and this recreation remains to be widespread.
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Line (estimated 792 million)
Worth: Free with in-app purchases
Line is one more messaging service on this checklist. This one is predominately widespread in Asia. It is the preferred messaging app in Japan and it has foothold in Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Indonesia. The app boasts over 200 million day by day and month-to-month energetic customers total. The app options textual content and video chats together with voice calls. There are additionally customization choices like stickers and a form of social community. This has the potential to explode and get even greater if it could leverage its social media options slightly extra like the opposite large canines. In any case, most of our U.S. readers do not know Line, however we guarantee you, it is fairly widespread.
Viber Messenger (747 million)
Worth: Free with in-app purchases
Viber Messenger is one other extraordinarily widespread messaging app in locations that are not america. Statista claims the app has over one billion registered accounts and estimates about 260 month-to-month energetic customers. Android Rank places its estimated Android obtain depend at 747 million. It is surprisingly widespread in Russia the place it tops out even WhatsApp. The obtain depend appears to make sense as properly, because the app hit the 500 million mark again in 2016. Nevertheless, most of its energetic customers are most likely in Russia and surrounding nations, so we do not blame you if you do not know this one off of the highest of your head.
Dropbox (738 million)
Dropbox is not fairly as widespread as Google Drive lately. Nevertheless, it is nonetheless one of the vital widespread cloud storage apps that does not have a complete workplace suite hooked up to it. That features 738 estimated downloads. The app hit 500 million registered customers again in 2016. All of this regardless of being utterly censored in China. This sort of breaks our rule to not use pre-installed apps as a result of Dropbox is (or no less than was) pre-installed on some units. It is not fairly as widespread because it was again within the early 2010’s, although. Thus, we expect these obtain numbers are slightly bit juiced from the pre-installs, however that is okay. Everyone is aware of Dropbox even when not everyone makes use of it.
UC Browser (estimated 644 million)
UC Browser is the third hottest browser on this planet behind Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari. It credit most of its recognition to a really localized portion of the world, together with China, India, and Indonesia. UCWeb additionally makes UC Browser Mini, one other widespread browser with over 100 million downloads. Thus, UC as a complete might be extra widespread and customary than we’re indicating right here. So as to add some context, Mozilla Firefox has 200 million downloads (estimated) and Google Chrome has an estimated three.9 billion. So there may be fairly a spot between UC, Firefox, and others and Google Chrome. Nevertheless, once more, Chrome is pre-installed and UC Browser will not be so its obtain numbers are barely extra spectacular total.
My Speaking Tom (estimated 1.four billion)
The My Speaking Tom sequence is one other highly regarded cellular recreation franchise. You realize this sequence. You play with an anthropomorphic speaking cat. Typically it is Tom and typically it is Angela. The primary and second My Speaking Tom video games have an estimated 1.1 billion downloads between the 2 of them with My Speaking Angela including 341 million on high of that. That simply places the entire sequence above the one billion mark. Nevertheless, the builders do have over a dozen video games in order that quantity ought to truly be a lot larger. We now have it approach down right here as a result of the unique My Speaking Tom solely reached 600 million downloads. Nonetheless, this is likely one of the legends on this area, even whether it is outdated and no person pays consideration to it a lot anymore.
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