iPhone X Tops Global Smartphone Hit List in Q1 2018

According to latest estimates from IHS Markit, Apple shipped 12.7 million units of its flagship phone in the first three months of 2018, making the iPhone X the most popular phone in the world.

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Winners of the 2018 Google Play Awards are

At Google’s I/O session, the best apps and games on Google Play store over the past year have been recognised.

Across 9 categories – these deliver delightful experiences to fans, but also have larger positive impact in their communities.

Best AR/VR – BBC Earth
Billions Experience – Flipkart
Startup – Canva
Social Impact – Khan Academy
Accessibility – Be My Eyes
Breakthrough – Empires & Puzzels

Good to see Flipkart having made to the list of apps beating out other competetiotrs globally.

Download these apps @ g.co/play/gpa2018
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The Global Top 10 Android Apps

The top ten Android apps in the world last month had a combined download figure of over 343 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was the ever popular WhatsApp with 88 million. In fact, apps developed by Facebook account for the lion’s share of the list, with WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger/Messenger Lite and Facebook/Facebook Lite hauling in a combined 274 million downloads.

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More Android apps are downloaded in India than anywhere else in the world

Top countries for Google Play downloads, 2016

More Android apps are downloaded in India than anywhere else in the world. Last year, Indians downloaded 6.2 billion apps through Google Play.

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The Dating App Worldmap – Tinder, Badoo & others

Tinder rules the English-speaking world

41 countries assessed in the Statista Digital Market Outlook (DMO), the app is the most downloaded in 16, putting it level with London-based Badoo

Infographic: The Dating App Worldmap | Statista
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Mobile – Who is ruling World’s Largest Smartphone Market?

China’s smartphone market remains the largest in the world. Smartphone shipments in the second quarter amounted to 111.2 million units, up 4.6 percent from the previous year’s June quarter. It’s Chinese brands such as Huawei, OPPO and vivo who are dominating in home turf.

Infographic: Who Rules the World’s Largest Smartphone Market? | Statista
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Mobile Usability & Google Mobile-Friendly Test

With an increase in global web traffic from mobile devices & also studies showing that mobile visitors are more likely to revisit mobile-friendly sites, mobile usability has now become an imp part of search results. Mobile usability report helps identify issues affecting your pages. This can be used to fix errors & also their search performance & relevance. Most mobile browsers do not render Flash-based content. Also your pages should specify a viewport using the meta viewport tag

For the mobile friendly websites,

1) The viewing area should adjust to the device screen size
2) Content should flow in viewport
3) Scaling of the fonts
4) Buttons should be well placed & visible
5) Using mobile friendly tech for the mobile website

Six primary mobile usability errors are

1) Flash Usage
2) View Port Not configured
3) Fixed-width viewport
4) Content not sized to viewport
5) Small font size
6) Touch elements too close

Google Mobile-Friendly Test URl is https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design.