There are numerous Android apps that have been downloaded over one million times from the Google Play app store and it was reported in February that over apps have been downloaded at least million times and over 2, apps have been downloaded at least ten million times; the barrier for entry on this Google apps · Samsung Galaxy Apps · Pou · Subway Surfers. Leading Google Play app categories , by download volume. Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter to 3rd quarter and , by number of downloads (in millions) The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by. This statistic shows the number of available applications in the Google Play Store, formerly known as Android Market, from December to September The number of available apps in the Google Play Store was most recently placed at million apps in September , after surpassing 1 million apps in July. If we look at the number of apps download statistics for two major mobile operating systems – iOS and Android and their growth year-over-year for the last several years, we see Google Play gaining significantly more, because Android is available for dozens of smartphone models, meanwhile iOS only for a. Relative revenue per download, App Store v Google Play, for Source: App Annie. App Annie is an analytics system used by more than , apps, and by 80% of the top iOS publishers, and says it has tracked more than 11bn downloads from various app stores. The headline figures suggest a. On March 6th, , Google officially launched Google Play in order to consolidate its mobile stores and compete more effectively with Apple's App Store. Four years later, Android has seen explosive growth in the apps department, with revenue climbing by a massive 35x in that timespan. Category statistics table. The following table shows the following data for all Android app categories: The total number of apps in this category; The average star rating; The number and percentage of apps in the category that have more than 50, downloads; The number and percentage of paid apps in this category; The. , as it was merged with Google Music, and Google eBookstore. Google's store managed to surpass Apple's, in terms of the number of apps available, towards the end of As for , the Wall Street Journal has reported that Google Play had 70% more app downloads than Apple's App Store in. But zoom in on any one of those apps, and the distance between them, in terms of quality and what they offer, is vast. Consider: If you looked at an app from Google Play every second, without stopping, it would take more than 23 days to see them all. That's hardly a good use of time. So instead I present this. There are hundreds of thousands of apps available for your smartphone, whether you own an iPhone or an Android handset. But only a handful of apps are actually used by millions of people across the country. A recent survey from Nielsen lists the most popular smartphone apps of the year. The results.