Google Play Statistics and Trends 2024
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET

Google Play Statistics and Trends 2024

For this article, we leveraged our app intelligence solutions to analyze the current state of Google Play. In particular, we looked at app and publisher data to identify a variety of emerging trends.

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Google Play

History of Google Play

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

Launched in 2008, Google Play was a direct response to Apple's App Store, which debuted just a few months prior.

Google Play serves as the official app store for the Android operating system and enables users to browse and download apps and games developed with the Android software development kit (SDK).

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How many apps are available on Google Play?

Google Play Apps

Google Play Apps

3,318,364

Google Play is one of the most popular mobile app vendors on the planet, offering 3,318,364 apps.

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How many publishers have released apps on Google Play?

1,035,662
Google Play AppsPublishers

To date, 1,035,662 app publishers have published apps on Google Play.

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What is the distribution of apps versus games on Google Play?

Google Play Apps
Apps
2,898,884
87.36%
Games
419,482
12.64%
Out of 3,318,364 Google Play apps.

Of the 3,318,364 apps available on Google Play, 419,482 are gaming apps and 2,898,884 are non-gaming apps.

What is the distribution of free versus paid on Google Play?

Google Play Apps
Free
3,223,626
97.27%
Paid
90,449
2.73%
Out of 3,318,364 Google Play apps.

There are 3,223,626 free apps on Google Play and 90,449 that must be purchased. However, it should be noted that many free apps require subscriptions or otherwise offer in-app purchases.

What is the distribution of apps by category?

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

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Google Play Categories

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How many apps are released on Google Play per day?

1,359
Google Play AppsApps Published per Day (Avg.)

An average of 1,359 new apps are released on Google Play per day.

How many apps are released on Google Play per week?

New apps per week
7,787
Google Play AppsApps Published Last Week

Last week, 7,787 apps were published to Google Play. The chart to the left depicts publication statistics for the last three weeks.

How many apps are released on Google Play per month?

New apps per month
48,936
Google Play AppsApps Published Last Month

Last month, 48,936 apps were added to Google Play. The chart to the left shows publication trends over the last three months.

What is the average rating of Google Play apps?

Apps rating stars

Apps with ratings

  • Apps with ratings Icon
    1,650,820
    49.75%

    Out of 3,318,364 Google Play apps.

Apps rating stars

Apps without ratings

  • Apps without ratings Icon
    1,667,544
    50.25%

    Out of 3,318,364 Google Play apps.

Currently, 1,650,820 Google Play apps have been rated by users, while 1,667,544 have not yet been rated. The chart below shows the distribution of app ratings on Google Play.

Average Rating Distribution
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How much do Google Play apps cost?

While the vast majority of Google Play apps are free to download, many need to be purchased. Typically, paid Google Play apps cost <$1. Below, we've plotted the price distribution of paid apps for those costing up to USD $10.00:

Number of Apps per Price - For paid apps priced below USD 10.00
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