Facebook is Most Popular app on Smartphones except Android

A new report on mobile application usage has recently been released by Nielsen which delivers percentage figures on which is the most popular smartphone application, and it appears that the top app turns out to be Facebook.

According to the article over on Mashable penned by Christina Warren, the Nielsen study polled in excess of 4,200 people that has downloaded a mobile app in the past thirty days and highlighted that 21 percent of US wireless subscribers own smartphones.

On average the number of mobile apps a smartphone user has on their handset is 22 while the number of apps found on a feature phone is just 10 says the study, while the average number of apps on a particular OS pans out thus…the iPhone has 37, BlackBerry has 10, Android has 22, Windows mobile has 13 and Palm has 14.

The most popular mobile app on the iPhone OS at 58%, BlackBerry OS at 51%, and on other smartphones at 39% is the Facebook app, while the most popular app on the Android OS is Google Maps at 67%, pushing Facebook into second place with 50%.

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