Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter to 3rd quarter 2016 and 2017, by number of downloads (in millions)

Leading Google Play app categories 2016-2017, by download volume The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2017, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 978 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 6.9 billion app downloads.
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GameToolsEntertainmentPhotographyCommunication
Q1 '165,5301,110621729741
Q2 '165,2801,160613731786
Q3 '166,0601,210684788831
Q1 '176,7801,230935878813
Q2 '176,6401,120942848761
Q3 '176,9001,190978863831
GameToolsEntertainmentPhotographyCommunication
Q1 '165,5301,110621729741
Q2 '165,2801,160613731786
Q3 '166,0601,210684788831
Q1 '176,7801,230935878813
Q2 '176,6401,120942848761
Q3 '176,9001,190978863831

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The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2017, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 978 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 6.9 billion app downloads.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q1 to Q3 2016 and 2017
Special properties
excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only

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