Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 1st 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 first quarter of 2018, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.09 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 7.23 billion app downloads.
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GameToolsEntertainmentCommunicationPhotography
Q1 '165,5301,110621741729
Q2 '165,2801,160613786731
Q3 '166,0601,210684831788
Q4 '166,2501,300874931830
Q1 '176,9101,2509741,040888
Q2 '176,6401,120942761848
Q3 '176,9001,190978831863
Q4 '177,0001,3001,010851883
Q1 '187,2301,2601,090919858
GameToolsEntertainmentCommunicationPhotography
Q1 '165,5301,110621741729
Q2 '165,2801,160613786731
Q3 '166,0601,210684831788
Q4 '166,2501,300874931830
Q1 '176,9101,2509741,040888
Q2 '176,6401,120942761848
Q3 '176,9001,190978831863
Q4 '177,0001,3001,010851883
Q1 '187,2301,2601,090919858
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The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the first quarter of 2018, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.09 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 7.23 billion app downloads.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q1 2016 to Q1 2018
Special properties
excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only

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