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India 2nd after China in mobile app downloads: App Annie

India ranked second to China by app downloads globally as downloads increased by 28 per cent to 24 billion in India in 2020, found App Annie, the mobile data analytics platform in its Mobile Market Spotlight Report 2021.

The report highlighted the boom in the app market as India is among the 'most mobile-first markets' globally, with some of the highest daily time spent.

The top downloaded categories were games, social apps, and entertainment apps -- YouTube, WhatsApp Messenger & Facebook were the most downloaded apps. Indians spent a whopping 651 billion hours in mobile apps and games in 2020 on android phones.

Downloads for YouTube and Whatsapp Messenger increased by 33 billion minutes each on android phone devices from 2019.

It further found that an average user had spent 4.6 hours on android phones each day. The time spent by each user grew by 40 per cent from 3.3 hours per day in 2019, driven by surging mobile adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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