The mobile app market, currently still led by app trailblazer Apple, is continuing to grow at a rapid pace: according to new research from Gartner there will be nearly 46 billion mobile app downloads made this year, nearly double the 25 billion downloads in 2011. Among those downloads, free will continue to reign supreme: 89% of those downloads worldwide will cost nothing.
Today, Google Chrome become the twelfth application to hit 1 billion downloads on the Play Store. It joins an elite category of mostly Google-developed applications to have attained that number, with the exception of Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Twitter.
So what’s going to be the next app to hit 1-billion downloads?