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Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Anyone who's tried to browse Reddit on their phone's web browser will be familiar with the constant popups prompting users to download the mobile app instead. Well, it looks like making their mobile site virtually unusable has paid off for the site, as its official Android app has just passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store.

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Dropbox for Android reaches 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Dropbox for Android reaches 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Dropbox has been available on Android for just over ten years, and in that decade, it has evolved into one of the best cloud storage options available for the platform. Now the app has passed one billion installations, reaching the same milestone that applications like Twitter and Netflix recently passed.

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Samsung Email hits 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Samsung Email hits 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Samsung's email client, if you go by the user reviews on the Play Store, is pretty wonderful. That's not too shabby considering it is one of many apps that Samsung preloads into almost all of its devices that you can't uninstall. Regardless, the app has achieved an exclusive Play Store milestone: Samsung Email now has more than one billion installs.

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Google Chrome for Android hits 5 billion installs, 20 trillion tabs (probably)

Google Chrome for Android hits 5 billion installs, 20 trillion tabs (probably)

 

The Play Store's five-billion-installs club just got its fifth member — everyone's favorite RAM-hogging browser, Google Chrome. Joining the ranks of Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Google Search, Chrome for Android's number of downloads has hit a figure comparable to Earth's population.

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Google Keep hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google Keep hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google Keep is probably the best note-taking app available for Android right now. It's a great way to keep track of things you need to remember, especially given that all of your notes appear on all of your devices because everything is tied to your Google account. Keep has just hit 500 million Play Store downloads, which is no small feat.

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After YouTube and Maps, Google app becomes third app to get 5 billion downloads on the Play Store

After YouTube and Maps, Google app becomes third app to get 5 billion downloads on the Play Store

Over the weekend, the Google Maps app reached 5 billion downloads on the Play Store and we celebrated that momentous occasion with virtual champagne and confetti — well, just a short post really. However, our eyebrows were a little raised when we noticed that the Google app still hadn't made it to that coveted number, but now they're dropping as it has just caught up.

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Google Maps hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, does it after YouTube but before the Google app

Google Maps hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, does it after YouTube but before the Google app

Being physically lost is apparently a much bigger incentive for app usage than being at a loss from an information perspective. The Google Maps app has just hit over 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, beating Google's own search app to the punch. The latter still hasn't reached that coveted number, but we all know it's a matter of time.

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Google Sheets hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google Sheets hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

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Samsung's Android browser hits 1 billion downloads, more than Firefox and Opera combined

Samsung's Android browser hits 1 billion downloads, more than Firefox and Opera combined

Samsung's mobile internet browser, if you ask its users, is pretty great. A lot of folks even say it's better than Chrome. That appreciation has manifested in the app hitting a very exclusive Play Store milestone: Samsung Internet Browser now has more than one billion installs.

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Files by Google hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

Files by Google hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

Google introduced its smart file manager back in November 2017 as "Files Go," though the Go moniker has since been dropped in favor of a more simple "Files by Google." In a little over 14 months, Files by Google has managed to get over 100 million downloads on the Play Store, which is pretty impressive for a file manager.

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