First and foremost, the difference between the U.S. mobile phone usage and, say, European one, is the fact that iPhone has significantly higher market share in the U.S. than it has in most other countries - over 40 percent according to one statistic.
However, the list is mostly full of non-surprises, as both Google and Facebook dominate the charts.
most popular apps in the United States, Summer 2017
#1 is probably not a big surprise to anyone - Facebook's flagship app is being used by a whopping 81 percent of Americans. The second one on the list is a no-brainer too: Google's YouTube is being used by 71 percent of smartphone users.
The rest of the top 10 is dominated by Facebook and Google, too. Facebook has its Instagram and Messenger apps on the list, while Google has its flagship search, GMail, Android's default app store Google Play and Google Maps on the list.
The interesting bits on the list are these two oddities: While rest of the world has Spotify on most such charts, its competitor Pandora replaces the Swedish music giant in the American list. Another one is the absence of Facebook's WhatsApp - the de facto communication app in most countries.
Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 25 Aug 2017 3:32