Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 4th quarter 2018, by number of downloads (in millions)

Leading Google Play app categories 2016-2018, by download volume The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the fourth quarter of 2018, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.41 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 7.25 billion app downloads.
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GameToolsEntertainmentCommunicationPhotographySocial
Q1 '165,5301,110621741729-
Q2 '165,2801,160613786731-
Q3 '166,0601,210684831788-
Q4 '166,2501,300874931830-
Q1 '176,9101,2509741,040888-
Q2 '176,7601,300967958849-
Q3 '177,0401,2201,0101,010892-
Q4 '177,0301,2901,0101,020883698
Q1 '187,2301,2601,090919858-
Q2 '187,8401,3001,150934858-
Q3 '187,2101,4501,3701,100951-
Q4 '187,2501,4701,4101,130-1,070
GameToolsEntertainmentCommunicationPhotographySocial
Q1 '165,5301,110621741729-
Q2 '165,2801,160613786731-
Q3 '166,0601,210684831788-
Q4 '166,2501,300874931830-
Q1 '176,9101,2509741,040888-
Q2 '176,7601,300967958849-
Q3 '177,0401,2201,0101,010892-
Q4 '177,0301,2901,0101,020883698
Q1 '187,2301,2601,090919858-
Q2 '187,8401,3001,150934858-
Q3 '187,2101,4501,3701,100951-
Q4 '187,2501,4701,4101,130-1,070
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The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the fourth quarter of 2018, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.41 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 7.25 billion app downloads.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q1 2016 to Q4 2018
Special properties
excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only
Supplementary notes
Data not available for missing quarters.

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