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Statistics show Facebook's dominance over the Android app market

It took just thirteen years to get to these heights. (Source: Hillary Fox)
It took just thirteen years to get to these heights. (Source: Hillary Fox)
A list by Prioridata has revealed the top ten apps in the world, with Facebook-affiliated apps taking up six slots.
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Prioridata, an aptly-named data analytics service has published data on the top Android apps in the world, with figures based on number of downloads on Google Play in July. The final list revealed largely expected figures, while throwing light on Facebook's dominance of the market.

Facebook gets quite the hate in some circles, likely due to the company's tendency to utilize user data in some, admittedly, strange ways. Few can question the success of the company's business model, though, as the corporation has grown to become one of the largest in the world in just over a decade. It's no surprise, then, that apps under the Facebook umbrella take up six slots in the top ten list.

The top app on the list is Whatsapp, the globally-dominant texting platform that was purchased by Facebook in 2014. While Whatsapp may not be as popular in North America, it's a behemoth in Europe, Africa, and India, which is why the platform recently hit the billion user milestone.

Coming in at second is another Facebook app—Messenger—which serves at the chat service for Facebook (the social network, in this case). At third, we get Facebook, Messenger's power-hungry parent app. At fourth sits Instagram, another social media platform bought by Facebook. The top half of the list is rounded off by Snapchat, the only non-Facebook app.

The second half of the list begins with—you guessed it, another Facebook app—Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of the regular Facebook app. 

Subway Surfers, Spotify, Wish, and Messenger Lite complete the list, with Subway Surfers' placement on the list being the most surprising as it's almost hard to believe people still download it in such volumes.

Six out of ten on the list, with an 84% stake. Say what you want about their apps but Facebook are undisputed kings of the Android app market.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1974 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2017-08- 6 (Update: 2017-08- 6)