Facebook Becomes First App Not Designed by Google to Notch One Billion Downloads

Facebook Becomes First App Not Designed by Google to Notch One Billion Downloads

Sep 4, 2014

Yes, you are allowed to think this really isn’t surprising news… but, don’t cry for the Facebook app just yet. The house that the Z-Man built is going strong.

Very, very strong, especially on Android.

Facebook has become the first non-Google application in the Play Store that has been installed one billion times. That’s a cool nine (9) zeroes.

According to Android Police, Facebook isn’t only breaking non-Google download records, it is also beating some notable Google apps themselves: we’re talking about heavy hitters like Chrome, Search and hangouts. According to the same article, Youtube, Gmail, maps and Play Services had all reached the billion-install threshold prior.

Of course, with some of the controversy that Facebook has had to deal with recently with regards to its mobile app, this will be good news, in that it seems its Android app is still a popular option.

[Source: Android Police]

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