Most popular Google Play app store categories in 1st quarter and 2nd quarter 2016 and 2017, by number of downloads (in millions)

GameToolsEntertainmentPhotographyCommunication
Q1 '165,5301,110621729741
Q2 '165,2801,160613731786
Q1 '176,7801,230935878813
Q2 '176,6401,120942848761

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The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the second quarter of 2017, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 942 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 6.64 billion app downloads.
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Release date
June 2017
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Worldwide
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1st quarter 2016 and 2017; 2nd quarter 2016 and 2017
Special properties
excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only

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