Google has released statistics of downloads in Play Store during the 4th quarter of 2017. Based on reports, Google Play app downloads topped 19 billion in Q4 2017 which is a new record and surely the highest number of App downloads ever seen in a quarter.
Also, compared to App Store, Play Store’s download is leading by almost 145 per cent which is massive. The downloads have been coming from the countries of India, Indonesia, Brazil which all contributed to Google Play’s 10 percent year-over-year growth in total downloads.
The new mobile users are downloading games, personalisation and finance apps. Considering finance apps, thanks to many users who are shifting their banking and investment activities to mobile, in addition to the growing interest in cryptocurrencies. Also, finance apps ranked second in Q4 in terms of downloads.
India also surpassed US for combined iOS and Android downloads for the first time in Q4. And thanks to holiday m-commerce activity including Alibaba’s Singles Day and Cyber Monday, Play Store led iOS in Q4.
In 2017, The top grossing Apps for Play Store in the U.S. was music streamer Pandora followed by Netflix, HBO Now, Tinder and YouTube. The top five revenue producing games were Candy Crush Saga, Clash Royale, Game of War-Fire Age, Clash of Clans and Mobile Strike.