Hyderabad: Mobile phone usage in the country has seen a gradual increase in the last three years and in 2021, an average user spent about 4.7 hours on mobile in India.
According to mobile app analytics platform App Annie’s recent report, the average hours spent on mobile per day per user in India stood at 4.7 hours making it the fifth country after Brazil (5.4 hours), Indonesia (5.4 hours), South Korea (5 hours) and Mexico (4.8 hours).
In 2019, the average hours spent on mobile per day per user in India stood at 3.7 hours and this jumped to 4.5 hours in 2020 – all thanks to the pandemic and eventual lockdown – and this moved to 4.7 hours in 2021, the report shows.
“Across the top 10 markets analysed globally, the weighted average surpassed 4 hours 48 minutes in 2021 – up 30 per cent from 2019. Mobile-first markets spent a third of their waking hours on their smartphone,” the report said.
The report also mentions that India stood at number two in terms of app downloads with about 27 billion downloads in 2021. The number of app downloads in 2020 stood at 22 billion and in 2019 it was close to 20 billion.
However, this is far lesser than China, which stood at number one position with a little less than 100 billion app downloads in 2021.
The report also mentions that finance app downloads in India surpassed one billion in 2021, fueling the 28 per cent year-on-year increase in finance app downloads worldwide to 5.9 billion.
Mobile usage by Indians in 2019 – 3.7 hours/day
In 2020 – 4.5 hours/day
India stands fifth in mobile usage
Countries ahead of India in Mobile usage:
• Brazil (5.4 hours/day)
• Indonesia (5.4 hours/day)
• South Korea (5 hours/day)
• Mexico (4.8 hours/day)
India stands second in terms of app downloads – 27 bn downloads in 2021
China saw little less than 100 bn app downloads in 2021.
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