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Android, Apple App Store Count Meaningless Claims Study

A new study has revealed that despite the continuous race between smartphone and tablet computer manufacturers for maximum number of applications, the end result does not really matter.

According to a recent report published by Neilsen, the web-based research group, majority of the smartphone owners spend most of the time on a limited number of apps even when the company offers then thousands of applications to choose from.

The survey has found that the competition between companies is nearly worthless as mobile device owners spend more than half of their time on top 10 applications and remaining time is spent on anything else.

“With 250,000+ Android apps available at the time of this writing, that means the remaining 249,950+ apps have to compete for the remaining 39 percent of the pie,” director of telecom research at Neilson, Don Kellog wrote in the official blog post.

Although the research report has not published names of the most famous apps on both Apple and Android platforms, the pie chart clearly suggests that approximately 43 percent of the total time spent on mobile web apps is consumed by the top 10 favourite applications while 61 percent of the total time is taken up by the top 50 apps.