India Becomes First in Google Play Store Downloads in Last Seven Years

Google PlayStore witnessed 330 billion downloads worldwide out of which India has 11.2% of downloads from the Google Play StoreIndia has seen 36.9 billion app downloads from Google Play Store between January 2012 and August 2018, the highest among all countries, according to mobile app analytics firm App Annie.


The study was done on the 10th anniversary of Google Play Store. According to this report, India was first whereas the USA was in second place with 35.1 billion downloads, followed by Brazil (25.2 billion), Russia (15.9 billion), Indonesia (14.6 billion) and Mexico (12.7 billion). India became first on annual basis in Google play Downloads in 2016 by beating America and Brazil.

India ranks 2nd when both Google Play and iOS Store downloads are concerned. In this list, China ranks first. India beats the US to take the second slot in 2017. China and the US are big Apple markets, unlike India. It was observed that Indians are very selective on downloading of apps because of limited storage capacity in their smartphones. Indians also don’t spend much on the paid apps, they prefer downloading more free apps. Japan takes the top spot with $25.1 billion dollars spent by users to get paid apps, followed by the US ($19.3 billion), South Korea ($11.2 billion), Germany (3.1 billion) and Taiwan ($2.7 billion). Surprisingly, India doesn’t even make it to the top 10 when it comes to app spend.

In most apps downloaded worldwide list, Facebook ranks 1st followed by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Clean Master, UC Browser, Skype, Snapchat, SHAREit, and Line. The top paid apps downloaded are LINE, Tinder, Pandora Music, LINE Manga, Netflix, KakaoTalk, LINE Play and HBO Now.


When it comes to all-time most-popular games, Subway Surfers holds the No. 1 place followed by Candy Crush Saga, My Talking Tom, Pou, Temple Run 2 and Fruit NinjaWhere as in the most popular paid games list  Puzzle & Dragons, Monster Strike, Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, and Fate/ Grand Order and Pokemon Go hold the top spots.