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App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion

Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mobile app downloads grew by 7% year-over-year to a record 218 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, consumer spending grew by 20% to also hit a new milestone of $143 billion, led by markets that included China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Consumers also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone.

Average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day but now spends four hours on their mobile device.


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