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Google Play Statistics and Trends 2020

Google Play Statistics and Trends 2020

Last update: 12 Aug 2020 CET
Store Stats 2020

For this article, we’ve leveraged our rich database of app data and statistics to analyze Google Play. In so doing, we have captured not only the current state of the store but the emerging trends that will define its future as well.

To demonstrate our findings, we’ve answered the following questions about Google Play:

  • How many apps have been published?
  • How many app publishers have released Android apps?
  • What is the distribution of apps versis games on Google Play?
  • What is the distribution of free apps versus paid apps?
  • What is the distribution of apps by category?
  • How many apps are released on Google Play per day, per week, and per month?
  • What is the rating distribution of Android apps?
  • How much do Android apps cost?

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History of Google Play

Google is one the most influential tech companies on the planet. Specializing in a variety of Internet-related services and products, they are perhaps best known for the world-class Google search engine. Today, however, one of their most lucrative products is the Google Play Store, a digital software distribution service.

Launched in 2008, the ‘Play Store’ was a direct response to the Apple App Store, which had gone to market just a few months earlier. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, enabling users to browse and download mobile apps and games developed with the Android software development kit (SDK).

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How Many Apps Are on Google Play?

3.39m Apps

The Google Play is one of the most popular mobile app vendors on the planet, offering 3,387,931 apps.

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How Many App Publishers Are on Google Play?

754.84k Publishers

To date, 754,840 app publishers have published apps on the Google Play.

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What Is the Distribution of Apps Versus Games on Google Play?

Of the 3,387,931 apps available on the Google Play, 433,271 are gaming apps and 2,954,659 are non-gaming apps.

What Is the Distribution of Free Apps Versus Paid Apps on Google Play?

3,268,839 apps available on the Google Play are free to download. Conversely, 118,960 must be purchased. Of course, it should be noted that many free apps may either offer or require in-app purchases.

How Are Apps on Google Play Distributed by Category?

Drilling down a bit deeper, apps available on the Google Play are divided into 49 categories. We’ve calculated the distribution of Google Play apps by category:

How Many Apps Are Published on Google Play per Day?

Average Apps Published Daily 3,268

An average of 3,268 new apps are released on the Google Play per day.

How Many Apps Are Published on Google Play per Week?

Apps Published Last Week 14,589

Last week, 14,589 new apps were published to the Google Play. Here are the upload statistics over the last three weeks:


How Many Apps Are Published on Google Play per Month?

Apps Published Last Month 115,901

Last month, 115,901 apps were added to the Google Play. Here are the upload statistics over the last three months:


What Is the Rating Distribution of Android Apps?

By enabling users to rate apps available on the Google Play, consumers and app developers alike are better able to determine the popularity and quality of each app. Currently, 2,016,258 (60%) apps have been rated by users while 1,371,673 (40%) have not yet been rated. We’ve determined how these ratings are distributed:

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How Much Do Android Apps Cost?

While the vast majority of apps available on the Google Play are free to download, there are many that require a payment up front. Typically, paid Google Play apps cost We’ve taken the liberty of investigating the price distribution of paid apps costing up to USD $10.00: