Google Maps is the most downloaded app of all time in Android Market

This month’s Distimo report has thrown some interesting numbers about Android Market. According to the report, there are 96 apps in the Market, which have been downloaded more than 5 million times and Google Maps is the lone app with over 50 million downloads.

Other finding revealed that 20% free and 80% paid apps haven’t even seen 100 downloads till now. The condition of paid apps hasn’t improved much in the market, as there are only two paid apps Robo Defence and Beautiful Widgets which can actually seen more than 500,000 downloads.

App discovery remained the sole reason for the poor performance of apps in the Android Market, but we are hoping that interface change after Google I/O will help in app finding.

You can find the full report here.


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1 thought on “Google Maps is the most downloaded app of all time in Android Market

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    (May 27, 2011 - 6:52 pm)

    Google maps is a must have for any smartphone = free gps directions 🙂

    a lot of the paid apps aren’t as good as the free apps so they are not going to sell well. It’s similar on Windows these days–you can find a free alternative apps that is as good if not better than most paid apps. . . apple has never had that type of app ecosystem.

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