Google Play has been running Android for some time now. In fact, it has been more than 10 years. Thus, there are actually quite a few applications that have gained true popularity over the years. Many call it three-point clubs, more than one billion download marks are one of the rarest apps that can be an app. This difference has more than ten Google apps, including popular apps like Gmail and YouTube. However, these lists always have many Google apps and pre-installed apps. It is quite common that Google Apps is, in any case, the most common apps on Android devices, so we won't involve them and look at the rest of the field. Here are the 15 most popular Android apps! Download numbers are estimates, by the way, not 100% actually accurate figures. If you want to see our sources, they are related at the end of the article.
The Facebook application collection is most common in Google Apps. Facebook (~ 4.5 billion downloads), Facebook Messenger (~ 3.8 billion downloads), Instagram (~ 2.1 billion downloads), Facebook Lite (~ 1 billion downloads), Facebook Messenger Lite (~ 100 million downloads) and WhatsApp (3.5 billion) downloads are almost double the world's population (about 7.7 billion). It's a serious job, and Mark Zuckerberg is so rich. If you don't see Google Apps (which even include these big download numbers), Facebook's features are simply the second most popular and popular set of apps for any developer in Google Play, and these numbers don't even take into account iOS downloads. Facebook pushing VR with Oculus may also help.
Microsoft Office and OneDrive (about 2.7 billion)
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Microsoft is also doing quite well these days thanks to the revered Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word (est. 776 million), Excel (666 million lats), PowerPoint (674 million lats) and OneDrive (560 million) almost all make the list. However, most people download all of these apps as part of a full Microsoft Office experience, so it's a good idea to combine them. This is a bit of a bias, because everyone knows that Microsoft Office is very popular. The Office 365 subscription also works with Microsoft desktop applications as well as its web applications. It may help to promote a little. They are easy to use on Android devices.
Angry Birds is a little like PewDiePie. It retains the popularity of the records, but it seems that no one, except the most hardcore fans, no longer pays it. There are more than a dozen Angry Birds games in total and all of these games contributed to its huge three billion download sign. It could be a little unpleasant. The three billion mark is actually the total number of downloads on all platforms, not just Android. However, using Android estimates such as Angry Birds Classic (~ 430 million downloads) and Angry Birds Rio (~ 390 million downloads), however, the series would have created a list. This series has its own Hollywood movie, which includes other great rights. The first Angry Birds was also the first mobile force to reach one billion total downloads in 2012. It was no longer popular, but it had one noise.
Angry Birds and Temple Run reached one billion clubs. However, Subway Surfers is the only mobile game with more than one billion downloads in the Google Play Store. The popular endless runner actually reached this game relatively recently. It received its billions of downloads on March 16, 2018. Its meteoric rise in glory is astonishing given the huge number of infinite runners, including iconic genres such as Temple Run. However, it is an achievement to be proud of. Developer Kiloo has not fully coordinated Subway Surfers' success with other games, but we think they might get enough money.
Skype is another older app with many downloads from its start days. We rounded up to 1.1 billion to be a bit lower than Subway Surfers. The communication app is a great cross-platform platform. You can make video, voice, and text conversations. You can also call a fixed number for a nominal fee. It's not as popular for monthly active users. This name goes to apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, GroupMe, Discord and others. However, we imagine that many of Skype's most active users are not mobile, but desktop. To be honest, we are not sure why these figures have fallen so much. It's not like Skype can't do things that other messaging programs can do. In any case, this is what is, and 1.1 billion of downloaded downloads are not half bad.
The Cheetah Mobile Cleaner is the most popular cleaning style app on Google Play with just over one billion calculated downloads. This is one of the cases where popularity is not the same. Clean Master's aggressive cleaning features usually work against the device, and we are not quite sure how it started with this popular. In previous days, it was a good way to remove unwanted files from sites like your download or screenshot folder. However, adding snake oil features such as a phone booster or CPU cooler simply makes this app difficult. However, here it is billions of downloads. Goodness, what a bad decision is so many people.
SHAREit is a kind of dark horse on such a list. The program allows you to transfer files between Android, iOS, Windows and (back to day) Windows Phone devices. It supports 39 languages and shares awards with most of the apps in this list, one of the apps downloaded over the last ten years. Once the Indian government accused it of spyware, but since then it has worked with Google to strengthen its security and show that it is not spyware. However, it is unusually popular, and Android Rank calculates that it is sooner to get to the official one billion download marker.
Article is one of the world's most popular chat apps alongside Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. It has over 900 million downloads (calculated) and its main audience is much younger than most messaging apps. Many of its features are copied with Facebook and Instagram, although it doesn't seem to be closer to the messaging app than to the social media platform. In any case, it is unbelievable that the company's rapid compliance was problematic and the company still has huge financial problems. It just shows that almost a billion downloads do not mean you will have a billion dollars.
Twitter is one of the two biggest social media on Facebook. It might be higher on the list. However, Twitter is actually a proper third-party application ecosystem that may have affected these figures. In terms of quality, Twitter is kind of awful. There are a lot of angry people there and it is often a poisonous place with a discourse of small people. However, if you are able to share your thoughts in less than 240 characters, the platform is charming for many people. In addition, it is one of the few social networks with a chronologically predominantly timeline, and it also makes for current events. It's not a great place, but it's definitely common.
Candy Crush Saga has been one of the most popular mobile games for several years until the latest games, such as Pokemon Go, have been demolished from the top. The game is still quite popular to this day, and its estimated download volume of over 885 million will increase again. The game is also given a credit (alongside Bejeweled) to start the game's three-puzzle game trend on the mobile phone. It's a simple, family-friendly game with tons of levels so you can play it for a very long time. Developers are proud of the fact that so far players have completed more than one trillion levels. It's not a small number. Many remember the terrible days of this game that delayed you on Facebook, but these days have gone and this game is still popular.
The line is another messaging service on this list. This is mostly popular in Asia. It is the most popular messaging app in Japan, and it is well established in Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Indonesia. The app boasts over 200 million daily and monthly active users. The application has text and video chat with voice calls. There are also customization options such as stickers and a kind of social network. It has the potential to blow up and become even bigger if it can use its social media capabilities a little more than other large dogs. In any case, most of our US readers do not know Line, but we guarantee that it is quite popular.
Viber Messenger is another very popular messaging program in locations other than the United States. Statist says the app has more than one billion registered accounts and about 260 monthly active users. Android Rank puts its estimated Android download at 747 million. It is surprisingly popular in Russia, where it squeezes even WhatsApp. The number of downloads seems to be reasonable as the program reached a 500 million mark in 2016. However, most of its active users are likely to be in Russia and the surrounding countries, so we don't blame you if you don't know one of the surface.
Dropbox is not as popular as Google Drive these days. However, it is still one of the most popular cloud storage applications without the complete office suite. This includes 738 calculated downloads. In 2016, the application reached 500 million registered users. All this despite the fact that it is completely censored in China. Such breaks in our rules do not allow the use of pre-installed apps because Dropbox is (or at least used) pre-installed on some devices. However, it is not as widespread as it was in early 2010. So we think these download numbers are a little juice from the pre-installed ones, but that's fine. Everyone knows Dropbox even if not all use it.
The UC browser is the third most popular browser in the world behind Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Most popularity is given to a very localized part of the world, including China, India and Indonesia. UCWeb also makes UC Browser Mini, another popular browser with over 100 million downloads. Thus, UC is generally more popular and common than we are here. To add some context, Mozilla Firefox has 200 million downloads (calculated), and Google Chrome is about 3.9 billion. So there is quite a gap between UC, Firefox and other users and Google Chrome. However, once again Chrome is pre-installed and UC Browser is not that its download numbers are generally more impressive.
My Talking Tom series is another very popular mobile gaming franchise. You know this series. You play with an anthropomorphic cat. Sometimes it's Tom and sometimes it's Angela. The first and second Talking Tom games have about 1.1 billion downloads between them, and my talking Angela adds 341 million. It easily makes the whole series over one billion mark. However, developers have more than a dozen games, so the number should be much higher. We're down here because the original Talking Tom just reached 600 million downloads. However, this is one of the legends in this room, even if it is old, and no one is paying attention to it.
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