In 2012, five of the six most-used apps in the U.S. were made by Google. Facebook just barely beat out Google Maps for the number one spot.
According to a new report from comScore, Facebook, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Gmail and YouTube were the six most-used apps in the U.S., while Pandora, iTunes, Cooliris, and Yahoo! Messenger rounded out the top 10.
Apple’s decision to drop Google Maps from iOS 6 may have helped Facebook become the most popular app, as Google Maps’ usage experienced a big drop in October of 2012. Along with being the top app, Facebook also ranked #1 for mobile app engagement, and Facebook’s other app, Instagram, came in second.
- Source comScore