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Net Connected Apps Used By 40 Percent Smartphone Users, comScore Study Reveals

A research has shown that more than 40 percent of mobile phone users in the United Kingdom have used a web-based application in the month of April this year.

The survey which was conducted by GSM Association (opens in new tab), along with comScore (opens in new tab) shows how mobile phone users in the UK use web-based mobile app.

The report also reveals that more than 6.8 million of total Smartphone users visited Google Maps, followed by Yahoo’s Weather app with 3.6 million unique visits. Social networking giant, Facebook scored third place with 3.5 million unique visits. The line up was completed by Google Mobile and YouTube apps at fourth and fifth place respectively.

"Apps have become an important entry point for accessing content on mobile devices and their usage will only increase with the rapid proliferation of smartphones. We look forward to delivering these critical insights to help understand the mobile ecosystem”, market intelligence agency comScore stated in an official press release.

The study has also revealed that around 65 percent of British Smartphone users used apps with their Apple whereas only 31 percent used Android operating system. The least used Smartphone OS was Symbian with only 1 percent users opting for it.

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