Although Symbian is getting weaker day by day, the momentum of Nokia’s Ovi Store continues to be strong!
Figures released yesterday revealed that the Nokia Store attracts more than 11 million downloads of content items every single day. The most popular content downloading device was the Nokia N8, followed by the 5800 XpressMusic, while the most content hungry nation was India.
Additionally, as we recently reported, Ovi Store has grown nearly eight times in one year, with more than 48,000 apps now available. Nearly 1,000 new apps are added every week, too.
Series 40 devices, which will enable apps for the next billion mobile phone users, have experienced more than 35 per cent growth in download volumes in the last two months, making up about a quarter of the total downloads.
At this point, you’re probably also wondering the top selling apps of 2011 were. Well wonder no more… here they are!
1. Facebook Chat
2. eBuddy Messenger free
3. WhatsApp Messenger
4. High Speed 3D Free
If you haven’t got any of the above, grab ‘em while they’re hot.
There’s every chance that these figures will soar to even loftier heights in 2012, and those who get their hands on the new Nokia with Windows Phones will also have a whole glut of exciting new apps at their finger tips.
To whet your appetite, here’s one of those that’s already available – Evernote.
As of last May, more than 170 developers had each exceeded 1 million downloads on Ovi Store. Among these developers, 15 companies had 10 million to 20 million downloads; five companies had 20 million to 30 million; and one company, Offscreen Technologies, had more than 72 million downloads.
Operator billing connections are growing at a steady pace, as well, and the total number now includes 121 operators across 42 countries. Operator billing improves the consumer experience. When consumers buy Store apps and other Nokia Services, any purchase via operator billing is simply charged to the mobile phone bill issued by their Operator.