Asia Bizz: Search engine giant Google’s Android platform has definitely become one of the most popular platforms; surprisingly it has also become popular in a price sensitive market like India. The Apple iOS based platforms are still considered as the most expensive for the main stream consumption in the Indian market, but this is not the case of Android.

A research company stated that Google also dominates the mobile app terrain in India. The report added that the Indian smartphone users spend more than 40 percent of their time in data app usage.

Moreover, out of all the apps in the market, the majority of 25 percent are made by Google. And the most used apps from the Google’s portfolio is the Android market followed by Gmail and Gtalk and then the rest.

However, the most popular app isn’t of Google. The popular social networking site Facebook recently launched its app on the Android and iOS devices some time back and on Android, it is the most popular social networking app. Meanwhile Nimbuzz is also added to the list and is the second most popular social networking app which is primarily used for chat. In terms of the other categories the GPS, email, video and search apps dominate the terrain.