The most popular apps in the Android Market are Android Market itself and Facebook, according to a study conducted by Nielsen).
The study, spread over a 30 day period, found that Facebook and Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Search were the most sought after apps in the Android Market. These three apps were the consistent members in all the top apps categories across all age groups.
The Android Market app usually come preinstalled on the Android phones. The Android Market was the top used app for the age group 18 to 24, 25 to 34, and 35 to 44 age groups. Facebook was the standard number two in all the app segments, and was used by approximately 80 percent users in most age groups.
Last Tuesday, Android Market had witnessed 10 billionth app download whereas the figure stood at 1 billion in July 2010. “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.”