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Most Popular Android Apps? Facebook, Android Market
Facebook and Google’s Android Market are the top two apps for Android users ages 18 to 44, according to a new report from Nielsen.
Over a 30-day period, Nielsen monitored app usage for Android phone owners (divided into three age categories) to find that Facebook, as well as Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Search were among the most-used apps.
The Android Market app was consistently the top app for the 18 to 24, 25 to 34, and 35 to 44 age groups. However, the app does come pre-installed on every Android phone.It’s perhaps more important to note that Facebook was the number-two app across the board, used by 80 percent of Android phone owners ages 18 to 24, 81 percent of those 25 to 34, and 77 percent of users 35 to 44. However, the app’s extensive reach is not much of a surprise considering Facebook boasts around 800 million users.
Google last Tuesday announced that customers have downloaded more than 10 billion apps in the Android Market—up from 1 billion in July 2010. To commemorate the milestone, it’s offering 10-cent apps for 10 days.
“Thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month,” director of Android Ecosystem Eric Chu said in a blog post. “We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.”Earlier today, Lookout Security said that a rash of SMS toll fraud apps have descended upon the Android Market, although so far they’ve affected only European customers.
Is Facebook your favorite app? Do Nielsen’s results reflect the way you use apps on your Android device? Let us know in the comments.Android market and Facebook is on all the way of Android. I have also using both of apps and yes also Angry birds which become so famous all over the world. Advance task killer has also get good popularity and it’s useful tips also

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Market, Facebook, as well as Google applications such as Search, Gmail and Google Maps, are roughly the top most popular smartphone applications for the Android platform, according to Nielsen.Nielsen analyzed data from the smartphones of the thousands of participating consumer panelists to rank mobile apps by active reach, or the percentage of Android owners who used the app within the past 30 days.
The market researcher, which broke down app use among three chief age segments, said Android Market and Facebook for Android were the top two apps used among Android phone owners aged 18 to 24, 25 to 34 and 35 to 44.Some 89 percent of Android users 18 to 24 used the Android Market app, with 92 percent in the 25 to 34 age range and 95 percent in the 35 to 44 age range using the program.
Some 81 percent of users in the aged 18 segment used Facebook for Android, with 81 percent using the software in the 25-year-old age range and only 77 percent using Facebook in the 44-year-old and older category.

After those leading apps, a mixed bag of Google apps are the most popular among the three age demographics. Google Search, Gmail and Google Maps are all popular apps.
Also, Google’s YouTube app gets heavy usage from Android smartphone owners 18 to 24, with 64 percent using it in the last 30 days, compared to 56 percent and 51 percent of 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 year olds, respectively.
What does this data show?
That a handful of apps that already have either close to 1 billion or close to 1 billion users (Google Search has 1 billion, while Facebook has 800 million-plus on its network) or at least hundreds of millions of users (Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube) receive the overwhelming majority of attention on Android handsets. Unless some new apps come along to blow those out of the water, the popularity positions are unlikely to change.
Nielsen’s report comes less than a weeks after Google announced it had notched its 10 billionth app download for the Android Market, which has been vastly improved since its launch in October 2008. Android app downloads are helped by the fact the more than 200 million Android devices have been activated all over the world, with 550,000 activated each day.
Of course, there is another side to this story: the Apple iOS and iPhone factor, which Robert Scoble explored in this blog post. Scoble looked at the idea that most of the so-called “coolest apps” come out on iOS first, then end up ported to Android.The gist is that most of the important, early development work for apps starts on iOS, then makes its way to Android later, for a variety of reasons.

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