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

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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June 2017
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1st quarter 2016 and 2017; 2nd quarter 2016 and 2017
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excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only

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