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India becomes world's largest downloader of Android apps, biggest online streamer globally

India has witnessed 165% growth in app downloads across iOS and Android devices in the last two years. What's driving this, and who's benefitting?

The second-largest smartphone market in the world has now become the biggest downloader of apps on the Android Play Store in 2018.

This is according to market data and application analytics firm, App Annie, which published this finding in its latest State of Mobile in report. India is closely followed in the list by Brazil and the United States in second and third place respectively. 

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