Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2019, by number of downloads
(in millions)
Leading Google Play app categories 2016-2019, by download volume
The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2019, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.2 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 8.69 billion app downloads.
Most popular Google Play app store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2019, by number of downloads
(in millions)
GameToolsEntertainmentSocialCommunicationPhotography
Q1 '165,5301,110621-741729
Q2 '165,2801,160613-786731
Q3 '166,0601,210684-831788
Q4 '166,2501,300874-931830
Q1 '176,9101,250974-1,040888
Q2 '176,7601,300967-958849
Q3 '177,0401,2201,010-1,010892
Q4 '177,0301,2901,0106981,020883
Q1 '187,1501,2401,080686910-
Q2 '187,8401,3001,150749936858
Q3 '187,1801,4501,3709391,100951
Q4 '187,2501,4701,4101,0701,130-
Q1 '197,4701,4701,4801,0501,060-
Q2 '198,2101,4501,3801,0401,010-
Q3 '198,6901,4901,2001,000972-
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q1 2016 to Q3 2018

Special properties

excluding pre-installed Google apps; excluding third-party stores; unique installs only

Supplementary notes

Data not available for missing quarters.

Leading Google Play app categories 2016-2019, by download volume
The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Google Play store ranked by number of downloads. In the third quarter of 2019, entertainment apps were the third-most popular category with 1.2 billion downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 8.69 billion app downloads.
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