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Protecting 197 million active users.
Q4 - 2014
Android
TM
App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
Q4 2014
AndroidTM
App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
Table of Contents
index
linked
A	 Executive Summary ..............................................................................1
	Introduction.........................................................................................................................1-2
	 Top Findings in Q4 2014..................................................................................................3-6
	 App Scoreboard.................................................................................................................7-8
.
B	 Key Findings .........................................................................................9
	Introduction...........................................................................................................................9
	 World’s Greediest Mobile Apps.......................................................................................10
	 Top Ten Battery Drainers...............................................................................................11-12
	 Top Ten Storage Hogs........................................................................................................13
	 Top Ten Network Traffic Hogs.........................................................................................14
	 Mobile Gaming - What Gamers Should Know........................................................15-17
C	 App Usage Trends................................................................................18
	Introduction............................................................................................................................18
	 Apps Users Spend the Most Time Out...........................................................................19
	 Installed Tools......................................................................................................................20
	 InstalledSocialApps..............................................................................................................21
	 Installed Communications Apps.....................................................................................22
D	 Addressing the Issues........................................................................ 23
	 Insights Into Android Device and App Optimization.................................................23
	 Limit Notifications to Save Battery Life, Performance and Mobile Data.............24
	 Further Limiting an Apps’ Battery & Traffic Drain.....................................................25
	 Free Up Space & Limit Mobile Traffic............................................................................26
	 ReduceData:LimittheOfflineStorage&BackgroundDownloadsofApps...................27
	 Your Display - Battery Drainer No.1................................................................................28
	 Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & GPS to Save Battery Life..............................................29
	 Getting Rid of Performance-Sapping Apps........................................................... 30-31
E	 Contact Information........................................................................... 32
F	 Appendices: Country Insights............................................................ 33
	 United States.................................................................................................................34-38
	 United Kingdom............................................................................................................39-43
	Australia......................................................................................................................... 44-46
Q4 2014
AndroidTM
App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
1<< Contents
Executive Summary
Introduction
This AVG study identifies the top battery, data and
storage consuming apps on Android™ smartphones
and tablets and includes the latest results from Q4 2014.
The huge choice of cool, interesting and
engaging apps available today for
Android handsets is what makes a
phone more than just a phone.
These apps bring social
networks, entertainment,
educational information,
and productivity tools to
our fingertips, at home, in
the office or on the move.
Brilliant though they
are, certain apps have a
tendency to eat up the
battery life, mobile data and
storage of our phones and
tablets without us realizing
– by constantly checking for
content and feed updates,
pushing through notifications,
streaming audio in the background,
delivering high-res graphics, or simply
downloading data.
If you are tired of soaring data bills, sluggish devices,
and that universally hated red battery symbol, then read on.
A
01
02
03
04
05
06
Study
Methodology
System apps and
apps with less than
1 million downloads
were ignored.
This report aims to uncover those
apps most guilty of impacting the
performance of AVG users’ Android
devices and explain just what it is
that they are doing to cause this.
Aggregated and
anonymized data
from over 1 million AVG
customers worldwide
was reviewed.
Data was collected
through AVG AntiVirus
FREE for Android
and AVG Cleaner
for Android.
No personal user
data was reviewed.
Only anonymized
data was used.
Data was
collected
in Q4 2014.
Internal metrics and usage
logs gathered by the Android
OS were used to determine
overall impact on battery
life, data volume
and storage.
Q4 2014
AndroidTM
App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
2<< Contents
The measured vectors - battery, storage and
data plan - were normalized by calculating the
percentile based on the medians values of
the apps, measured from when the app was
installed, whether used or not.
Based on our experience with consumer
preferences, AVG weighted each of the three
vectors slightly differently when calculating
the overall performance score for an app. The
calculation was therefore:
Storage*3 + Battery*2 + Traffic
Data collected in the US, UK and Australia was
statistically significant enough to be able to
produce specific tables and insights for those
markets. These can be viewed in the appendix.
Measurement was carried out as follows:
Battery Drain
We ranked the apps’ battery consumption
average based on real usage data. We ignored
applications that have less than 1 million
downloads according to Google Play. We also
did not include core system apps but left in
pre-installed but optional apps.
Storage Consumption
We ranked the apps’ storage consumption
average based on real usage data by
measuring the size of not just the app itself
but also the additional data (e.g. downloads,
temp files or cache data) stored over time.
Data Plan
We ranked the apps’ network traffic
consumption average based on real usage
data. We only took into account cellular
transmitted data, ignoring the cost-free
Wi-Fi traffic.
Executive Summary
Introduction cont...
A
Q4 2014
AndroidTM
App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
3<< Contents
Executive Summary
Top Findings in Q4 2014
A
	 Spotify is now the No 2
	 resource-consuming app overall.
Out of our entire user base, 638,716 users
had the music streaming service Spotify
installed: what they perhaps didn’t know
is that Spotify is now the second most
resource-consuming app in the store (up
from rank 5 in Q3). However, our analysis also
shows that the number of installs among AVG
customers has also gone down from more than
900,000 installs tracked in June 2014.
	 We went online for our 		
	 Thanksgiving, Christmas
	 and New Year’s Shopping.
Given the massive shopping opportunities
during the holiday season, it may be
unsurprising that the official Amazon for
Android app was popular among AVG
customers. But users probably didn’t realize
it’s impact on battery life, data usage and local
storage of their Android device as it secured
the number 5 spot in our top 10 of most
resource-consuming apps.
1
2
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App
Performance Report
by AVG Technologies
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	 The changing gaming landscape: FarmVille
	 and Puzzle & Dragons show massive decline
In our previous report, uber-popular FarmVille and Puzzle & Dragons topped the charts for the
most resource-hungry games for Android. However, they were nowhere to be found in our Q4
roundup. A closer look shows Puzzle & Dragons and FarmVille suffered from a 50% and 43%
decline respectively in installed user base among AVG customers in Q4 when compared to the
beginning of the year (Q1/Q2).
New games such as Boom Beach and Deer Hunter 2014, however, appeared out of nowhere
and secured the top spots in both usage and resource usage (not surprisingly, they’re games
after all!).
Massive decline for Farmville and
a rise of Deer Hunter 2014.
	
	 Self(ie) awareness:
	
New selfie app drains battery
life, even if it’s not running
more on page 12
Q1-Q2
Q4
	 Maps & Navigation:
	
We spent more time navigating 		
using Waze & Google Maps
during the holiday season
more on page 19
4 5
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AVG Android App Performance Report Q4 2014

  • 1. The online security companyTM Protecting 197 million active users. Q4 - 2014 Android TM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies
  • 2. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies Table of Contents index linked A Executive Summary ..............................................................................1 Introduction.........................................................................................................................1-2 Top Findings in Q4 2014..................................................................................................3-6 App Scoreboard.................................................................................................................7-8 . B Key Findings .........................................................................................9 Introduction...........................................................................................................................9 World’s Greediest Mobile Apps.......................................................................................10 Top Ten Battery Drainers...............................................................................................11-12 Top Ten Storage Hogs........................................................................................................13 Top Ten Network Traffic Hogs.........................................................................................14 Mobile Gaming - What Gamers Should Know........................................................15-17 C App Usage Trends................................................................................18 Introduction............................................................................................................................18 Apps Users Spend the Most Time Out...........................................................................19 Installed Tools......................................................................................................................20 InstalledSocialApps..............................................................................................................21 Installed Communications Apps.....................................................................................22 D Addressing the Issues........................................................................ 23 Insights Into Android Device and App Optimization.................................................23 Limit Notifications to Save Battery Life, Performance and Mobile Data.............24 Further Limiting an Apps’ Battery & Traffic Drain.....................................................25 Free Up Space & Limit Mobile Traffic............................................................................26 ReduceData:LimittheOfflineStorage&BackgroundDownloadsofApps...................27 Your Display - Battery Drainer No.1................................................................................28 Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & GPS to Save Battery Life..............................................29 Getting Rid of Performance-Sapping Apps........................................................... 30-31 E Contact Information........................................................................... 32 F Appendices: Country Insights............................................................ 33 United States.................................................................................................................34-38 United Kingdom............................................................................................................39-43 Australia......................................................................................................................... 44-46
  • 3. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 1<< Contents Executive Summary Introduction This AVG study identifies the top battery, data and storage consuming apps on Android™ smartphones and tablets and includes the latest results from Q4 2014. The huge choice of cool, interesting and engaging apps available today for Android handsets is what makes a phone more than just a phone. These apps bring social networks, entertainment, educational information, and productivity tools to our fingertips, at home, in the office or on the move. Brilliant though they are, certain apps have a tendency to eat up the battery life, mobile data and storage of our phones and tablets without us realizing – by constantly checking for content and feed updates, pushing through notifications, streaming audio in the background, delivering high-res graphics, or simply downloading data. If you are tired of soaring data bills, sluggish devices, and that universally hated red battery symbol, then read on. A 01 02 03 04 05 06 Study Methodology System apps and apps with less than 1 million downloads were ignored. This report aims to uncover those apps most guilty of impacting the performance of AVG users’ Android devices and explain just what it is that they are doing to cause this. Aggregated and anonymized data from over 1 million AVG customers worldwide was reviewed. Data was collected through AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android and AVG Cleaner for Android. No personal user data was reviewed. Only anonymized data was used. Data was collected in Q4 2014. Internal metrics and usage logs gathered by the Android OS were used to determine overall impact on battery life, data volume and storage.
  • 4. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 2<< Contents The measured vectors - battery, storage and data plan - were normalized by calculating the percentile based on the medians values of the apps, measured from when the app was installed, whether used or not. Based on our experience with consumer preferences, AVG weighted each of the three vectors slightly differently when calculating the overall performance score for an app. The calculation was therefore: Storage*3 + Battery*2 + Traffic Data collected in the US, UK and Australia was statistically significant enough to be able to produce specific tables and insights for those markets. These can be viewed in the appendix. Measurement was carried out as follows: Battery Drain We ranked the apps’ battery consumption average based on real usage data. We ignored applications that have less than 1 million downloads according to Google Play. We also did not include core system apps but left in pre-installed but optional apps. Storage Consumption We ranked the apps’ storage consumption average based on real usage data by measuring the size of not just the app itself but also the additional data (e.g. downloads, temp files or cache data) stored over time. Data Plan We ranked the apps’ network traffic consumption average based on real usage data. We only took into account cellular transmitted data, ignoring the cost-free Wi-Fi traffic. Executive Summary Introduction cont... A
  • 5. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 3<< Contents Executive Summary Top Findings in Q4 2014 A Spotify is now the No 2 resource-consuming app overall. Out of our entire user base, 638,716 users had the music streaming service Spotify installed: what they perhaps didn’t know is that Spotify is now the second most resource-consuming app in the store (up from rank 5 in Q3). However, our analysis also shows that the number of installs among AVG customers has also gone down from more than 900,000 installs tracked in June 2014. We went online for our Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Shopping. Given the massive shopping opportunities during the holiday season, it may be unsurprising that the official Amazon for Android app was popular among AVG customers. But users probably didn’t realize it’s impact on battery life, data usage and local storage of their Android device as it secured the number 5 spot in our top 10 of most resource-consuming apps. 1 2
  • 6. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 4<< Contents The changing gaming landscape: FarmVille and Puzzle & Dragons show massive decline In our previous report, uber-popular FarmVille and Puzzle & Dragons topped the charts for the most resource-hungry games for Android. However, they were nowhere to be found in our Q4 roundup. A closer look shows Puzzle & Dragons and FarmVille suffered from a 50% and 43% decline respectively in installed user base among AVG customers in Q4 when compared to the beginning of the year (Q1/Q2). New games such as Boom Beach and Deer Hunter 2014, however, appeared out of nowhere and secured the top spots in both usage and resource usage (not surprisingly, they’re games after all!). Massive decline for Farmville and a rise of Deer Hunter 2014. Self(ie) awareness: New selfie app drains battery life, even if it’s not running more on page 12 Q1-Q2 Q4 Maps & Navigation: We spent more time navigating using Waze & Google Maps during the holiday season more on page 19 4 5 3
  • 7. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 5<< Contents Samsung’s New Updates: When Security Destroys Battery Life After the rollout of Android 4.4.2 (October), we noticed a new entry in our top battery drainers that runs immediately when the device starts up. Samsung’s Security Policy Update service, officially named Samsung KNOX™, automatically checks for security updates and downloads these automatically. A number of users have publicly complained about not just the amount of notifications shown but also a 30-40% drop in battery life. As mentioned in this ZDNet article, this feature cannot be turned off as mentioned by the Samsung Technical Support: “To ensure that your device always has the latest security to protect you and your data, Samsung will occasionally send security updates to the device as needed. I’m sorry to inform you that there is no option to disable these updates”. While we can’t stress enough that security on mobile device is critical, handset makers need to ensure their product does not reduce battery life or impact overall performance drastically. 6 Isn’t it ironic? Some phone performance tools actually drain your phone more on page 21 Android users are chattier than ever more page 19 And some chat apps can quickly fill up your storage, too more on page 14 7 8
  • 8. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 6<< Contents Less Gaming. More Talking. Another seasonal effect: compared to Q2 and Q3 of 2014, AVG users have spent much more time on social networks and communicating through messenger apps instead of gaming. 3.97%OtherGames Casual 40.01% Casual 30.07% 4.67%Puzzle 3.49% Strategy 2.64% SportsGames 1.61% Brain& Puzzle 1.48% OtherGam es 6.78% Tools 6.07% Social 4.53% Music & Audio 3.81% Entertainment 3.44% Other 3.12% Travel& Local 3.02% Communication 1.57% Lifestyle 1.48% Photography 1.45% Shopping1.43%Family 1.20%Books&Reference 1.19%Productivity 2.79%Productivity 2.67% Entertainment 1.59% Sports 1.40% Shopping 2.88% Photography 1.79% M usic& Audio 1.35% Lifestyle 3.28% Travel & Local 11.02% Social 1.01% Media & Video 10.30% Com m unication 2.40% Personalization 2.32% Tools 3.46% Books&References 2.37%Other Arcade&Action1.67% Strategy 6.87%Brain& Puzzle 1.34% Fam ily 1.52% Puzzle 3.91% Arcade&Action 7.01% Games Cateogr y 62% Games Cateogr y 49% 3.97%OtherGames Casual 40.01% Casual 30.07% 4.67%Puzzle 3.49% Strategy 2.64% SportsGames 1.61% Brain& Puzzle 1.48% OtherGam es 6.78% Tools 6.07% Social 4.53% Music & Audio 3.81% Entertainment 3.44% Other 3.12% Travel& Local 3.02% Communication 1.57% Lifestyle 1.48% Photography 1.45% Shopping1.43%Family 1.20%Books&Reference 1.19%Productivity 2.79%Productivity 2.67% Entertainment 1.59% Sports 1.40% Shopping 2.88% Photography 1.79% M usic& Audio 1.35% Lifestyle 3.28% Travel & Local 11.02% Social 1.01% Media & Video 10.30% Com m unication 2.40% Personalization 2.32% Tools 3.46% Books&References 2.37%Other Arcade&Action1.67% Strategy 6.87%Brain& Puzzle 1.34% Fam ily 1.52% Puzzle 3.91% Arcade&Action 7.01% Games Cateogr y 62% Games Cateogr y 49% Q3 Q4 While we still spend most 49% of our time gaming on our Android devices compared to 62% in the previous quarter, social and communication apps rose to 11% and 10.3% of our total usage (compared to 6% and 3% respectively before). 9
  • 9. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 7<< Contents The following tables show the top five apps which, according to AVG’s study, have the most impact on device performance overall, or on device storage capacity, battery life or network data plan. These tables do not include games: 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Facebook Spotify Music Instagram Samsung WatchON (Video) OLX Free Classifieds Telstra Beaming Service for Beep’nGo Security Policy Updates (Samsung) Facebook Path Amazon Android Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic Vault-Hide SMS Pics & Videos Tango Messenger Video & Calls Daily Mail Online Facebook Spotify Music Amazon Android Spotify Music LINE camera – Selfie & Collage Daily Mail Online Tumblr Facebook Instagram Spotify Music 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Facebook Spotify Music Instagram Samsung WatchON (Video) OLX Free Classifieds Telstra Beaming Service for Beep’nGo Security Policy Updates (Samsung) Facebook Path Amazon Android Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic Vault-Hide SMS Pics & Videos Tango Messenger Video & Calls Daily Mail Online Facebook Spotify Music Amazon Android Spotify Music LINE camera – Selfie & Collage Daily Mail Online Tumblr Facebook Instagram Spotify Music OVERALL PERFORMANCE IMPACT HIGHEST STORAGE CONSUMPTION HIGHEST BATTERY DRAIN (auto-start apps) HIGHEST DATA TRAFFIC HIGHEST BATTERY DRAIN (run by the user) Executive Summary App Scoreboard A
  • 10. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 Hay Day LINE Let’s Get Rich Boom Beach Plants Vs. Zombies Despicable Me The Simpsons: Tapped Out Candy Crush Soda Saga Candy Crush Saga Pet Rescue SAga Candy Crush Saga Farm Heroes Saga Clash of Clans Farm Heroes Saga New Words With Friends Solitaire LINE - Let’s Get Rich DEER HUNTER 2014 LINE - Let’s Get Rich Clash of Clans Candy Crush Saga 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 Hay Day LINE Let’s Get Rich Boom Beach Plants Vs. Zombies Despicable Me The Simpsons: Tapped Out Candy Crush Soda Saga Candy Crush Saga Pet Rescue SAga Candy Crush Saga Farm Heroes Saga Clash of Clans Farm Heroes Saga New Words With Friends Solitaire LINE - Let’s Get Rich DEER HUNTER 2014 LINE - Let’s Get Rich Clash of Clans Candy Crush Saga 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 Hay Day LINE Let’s Get Rich Boom Beach Plants Vs. Zombies Despicable Me The Simpsons: Tapped Out Candy Crush Soda Saga Candy Crush Saga Pet Rescue SAga Candy Crush Saga Farm Heroes Saga Clash of Clans Farm Heroes Saga New Words With Friends Solitaire LINE - Let’s Get Rich DEER HUNTER 2014 LINE - Let’s Get Rich Clash of Clans Candy Crush Saga 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 Hay Day LINE Let’s Get Rich Boom Beach Plants Vs. Zombies Despicable Me The Simpsons: Tapped Out Candy Crush Soda Saga Candy Crush Saga Pet Rescue SAga Candy Crush Saga Farm Heroes Saga Clash of Clans Farm Heroes Saga New Words With Friends Solitaire LINE - Let’s Get Rich DEER HUNTER 2014 LINE - Let’s Get Rich Clash of Clans Candy Crush Saga 8<< Contents The tables below look at the top five games apps which have the most impact on device performance overall, or on device storage capacity, battery life and network data plan individually. Executive Summary App Scoreboard cont... A OVERALL PERFORMANCE IMPACT HIGHEST BATTERY DRAIN HIGHEST STORAGE CONSUMPTION HIGHEST DATA TRAFFIC
  • 11. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 9<< Contents New versions of the Android™ operating system introduce additional features that are specifically optimized for the latest devices. But at what cost? Key Findings - Q4 2014 Introduction B While new Android versions can dramatically improve the experience for those who own the latest smartphone or tablet, the same is not true for older devices, whose users may see the battery life and speed suffer. It’s also the case that the more apps you install, the slower your phone or tablet will get. This is not just about the space those apps take up being on your device, but also the fact that a lot of apps, such as Spotify, Skype or WhatsApp, tend to be active even when not used and run quietly in the background. In this section, we will take a closer look at the full list of apps which ranked in the top ten for impact on battery life, device storage and data plan – as well as those with the overall highest ranking for performance when combining all three of these measurements. The key findings are separated into two parts: • All apps excluding games • Games only, which we felt were significant enough to merit a separate category of their own On page 23, we will look at possible ways to improve the battery drain, performance draw and data usage through various steps both inside the Android OS as well as in specific apps.
  • 12. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 10<< Contents TOP 10 PERFORMANCE DRAINING APPS Analysis In Q4 2014, Facebook still took the crown for the most resource-heavy app on our users’ devices. Yet a few new entries made the list of apps with the most impact on battery life, data consumption and storage. Most notably, the Amazon shopping app jumped from nowhere straight to the number 5 spot as users likely spend hours browsing for gifts throughout the Holiday and New Year sales. Also, despite the fact that Spotify’s overall installed user base went down from 638,717 users to 523,613 across our total user base, we saw increased resource usage which is likely due to inactive users uninstalling and active users more actively using the app. Of note, once the number 3 app in our top resource-hungry list, 9GAG is no longer appeared in our findings. In this section, we discovered which apps had the most overall impact on mobile devices. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Greediest Mobile Apps B Facebook Facebook1. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music BBM2. Instagram Instagram3. Path Inc. Path4. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Android5. Samsung Media Solution Center Samsung WatchON (Video)6. Blackberry Limited. 7. LINE Corporation LINE: Free Calls & Messages8. Miniclip.com 8 Ball Pool9. Daily Mail Online Daily Mail online10. CATEGORY: Social CommunicationMusic & Audio SportsShopping Newspaper & Magazines
  • 13. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 11<< Contents TOP 10 BATTERY DRAINERS - RUN AT START UP Analysis The top battery drainer this quarter is Beaming Service for Samsung, an app which helps you redeem coupons, gift cards, and loyalty cards through your smartphone. While the app is hugely popular, it’s also draining resources even when you’re not actively using it. As mentioned on Page 5, Samsung’s Security Policy Update service is the number two battery drainer across the 1 million users we sampled. Last but not least: Taking selfies was obviously “the” cool thing to do in 2014: selfie sticks, selfie apps, selfie phones. Unfortunately, some of these apps can be quite draining on a device’s battery. A new app called Candy Camera – Selfie Selfies crept up to number 7 in the top battery hungry apps that run in the background. We suggest to avoid apps like these as they only should drain battery when you’re actively running them! In this category, we split out those apps which run automatically when you turn on your smartphone or tablet and keep on running in the background all the time as part of their core functionality. This could, for example, include antivirus apps, messaging apps or social apps. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Top Ten Battery Drainers B Mobeam Inc. BeamingServiceforSamsung1. Samsung Software Update Security Policy Updates Candy Camera - Selfie Selfies2. Facebook Facebook3. Waze Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic4. NQ mobile Security (NYSE: NQ) Vault-Hide SMS Pics & Videos5. Path Inc. Path6. JP Borthers Inc. 7. magicJack VocalTec Ltd magicApp: Free Calls8. Parfield Al-Moazin Lite (Prayer Times)9. Whatsapp Inc. WhatsApp Messenger10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Productivity Business PhotographyLifestyle Travel & Local
  • 14. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 12<< Contents Top 10 battery drainers – Run by the user Analysis This category is perhaps the most competitive in our report. Most apps that are proactively initiated by the user are very reliant on data usage, for example, constant Wi-Fi or mobile traffic, which, in and of itself, is one of the main draws on battery life. Using such apps actively also requires intense processing power which also drains a device’s resources. As we mentioned above: Netflix, once in the top 3 of battery draining apps, no longer appears in the top 10 tables. With one of their November updates, Netflix has caused significantly less battery drain than before and is now nowhere to be found in the list of top apps. Well done, Netflix! It means users can stream and enjoy TV shows and movies longer than before. Popular chatting app WhatsApp is now in the top 10 of most battery consuming apps in the store. Why? According to our app engagement analysis (see below), users spent more time in Q4 chatting and sending photos than in the previous quarters. It’s likely that the Holiday season (Christmas, New Year’s Eve) may have significantly contributed to this finding. In this quarter, the Samsung WatchON remote app took the crown as it sucked the most battery life out of your headset while watching TV, switching channels and browsing. Coming close at a second is the OLX Free Classifieds, joined by the Amazon shopping app again. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Top Ten Battery Drainers cont... B Samsung Media Solution Center Samsung WatchON (Video)1. OLX Inc. OLX Free Classifieds Truecaller - Caller ID & Block2. Telstra Corporation Ltd. Telstra3. Spotfiy Ltd. Spotify Music4. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Android5. Venticake Inc. Retrica6. True Software Scandinavia AB 7. LINE corporation LINE: Free Calls & Messages8. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Kindle9. Walmart Walmart10. CATEGORY: Entertainment Books & Reference Comms Music & Audio Photography Lifestyle Shopping
  • 15. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 13<< Contents Top 10 storage eaters Analysis With many phones still delivering 16 or 32 GB of storage, users have to watch their available space, especially when using any of the listed 10 apps. While apps like Tango Messenger, Daily Mail or Vine seem unsuspicious at first, they take up more and more storage space over time. This is because when you receive a video or photo via chat, look at an article, browse your Facebook timeline and stream music, these apps store most of that content on the phone so it can access it faster (next time) or even allow for offline usage when you’re not connected. The NY Times app, which previously held the top slot as the number 1 storage eater, is now completely out of our Top 10. Your favorite everyday apps could be using up more of the precious limited storage on your device than you might realize. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Top Ten Storage Hogs B Tango TangoMessengerVideo&Calls1. Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online Chrome Browser - Google2. Facebook Facebook3. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music4. LINE Corporation LINECamera-Selfie&Collage5. Instagram Instagram6. Google Inc. 7. SoundCloud SoundCloud - Music & Audio8. Miniclip.com 8 Ball Pool9. Vine Labs Inc. Vine10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Music & Audio Photography Newspaper & MagazinesSports This is because the longer some apps are installed the more storage they consume – either because the app is collecting temporary data that it may “forget” to delete or because the developer adds more and more features over time. In this section of our study, we examine which of the apps with more than 1 million install in the Google Play store consume the most storage space over time.
  • 16. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 14<< Contents Top 10 network traffic hogs Analysis These apps could cause your monthly phone bill to skyrocket or use up all your available data volume quickly: Surprise, surprise, Netflix is no longer the number 1 traffic consumer but dropped to No 10 as it consumed actually less than many other top apps such as Daily Mail Online or even Yahoo Weather. That’s particularly noteworthy, given that video streaming is probably the single most traffic heavy activity on your phone. However, news apps like Daily Mail, CNN or NYTimes can be surprisingly heavy, given how image-laden they are these days. If you don’t have a big data plan, you may also want to take it easy when using Tumblr and Yahoo! Mail as they rank highest in the social apps and communication apps category respectively. Many of the apps you love the most can impact heavily on your data plan, which is why if you are watching your monthly bills, you might want to use these apps with care. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Top Ten Network Traffic Hogs B Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online1. Tumblr Inc. Tumblr Apple Daily App2. Facebook Facebook3. Instagram Instagram4. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music5. Yahoo Japan Corp. Yahoo! JAPAN6. Next Mobile Limited 7. Yahoo Yahoo Weather8. NAVER Corp. NAVER9. Netflix Inc. Netflix10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Books & Reference Newspaper & MagazinesWeather
  • 17. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 15<< Contents Top 10 performance draining games apps Analysis Puzzle & Dragons is no longer the king of performance-sapping apps on your Google Android (see our Q3 report). This questionable honour now goes to Hay Day. Due to their decrease in usage, Angry Birds and also Farmville 2 are also out of our Top 10, replaced with newcomers like DEER HUNTER 2014 and LINE Let’s Get Rich. Again, if you love these games, of course you should keep on playing them; just make sure you’ve got a portable battery at hand or a power outlet nearby. In this section, we look at the world’s greediest mobile games. Games are the most used category of app and in general draw heavily on device resources. Key Findings - Q4 2014 Mobile Gaming-What Gamers Should Know B Supercell Hay Day1. LINE Corporation LINE Let’s Get Rich Cookie Jam2. Supercell Boom Beach3. King Candy Crush Saga4. King Farm Heroes Saga5. Electronic Arts The Simpsons: Tapped Out6. SGN 7. King Candy Crush Soda Saga8. Glu DEER HUNTER 20149. king Pet Rescue Saga10. CATEGORY: Family PuzzleStrategyCasual Action
  • 18. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 16<< Contents Top 10 battery drainers Storage, Games only Key Findings - Q4 2014 Mobile Gaming-What Gamers Should Know cont... B King Candy Crush Soda Saga1. King Candy Crush Saga Boom Beach2. King Pet Rescue Saga3. Supercell Clash of Clans4. King Farm Heroes Saga5. SGN Cookie Jam6. Supercell 7. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga8. MobilityWare Solitaire9. Zakeh Pou10. CATEGORY: Puzzle StrategyCasual Card Electronic Arts Plants Vs Zombies1. Gameloft Despicable me My Talking Tom2. Electronic Arts The Simpsons: Tapped Out3. Glu DEER HUNTER 20144. LINE Corporation LINE Let’s Get Rich5. Disney Frozen Free Fall6. Outfit7 7. Supercell Boom Beach8. LINE Corporation LINE Pokopang9. Kiloo Subway Surfers10. CATEGORY: Puzzle ArcadeStrategyCasual Action
  • 19. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 17<< Contents Traffic, games only (3g only) Key Findings - Q4 2014 Mobile Gaming-What Gamers Should Know cont... B Zynga New Words With Friends1. MobilityWare Solitaire Pets Rescue Saga2. LINE Corporation LINE Let’s Get Rich3. Supercell Clash of Clans4. King Candy Crush Saga5. King Farm Heroes Saga6. King 7. Supercell Boom Beach8. King Candy Crush Soda Saga9. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga10. CATEGORY: StrategyCasual CardWord Diving deeper into the individual categories (Battery Life, Storage, Traffic), we were surprised to see the rather simple game New Words With Friends show up as the top traffic consumer of all Android games we analysed. The same goes for Solitaire and LINE Let’s Get Rich, which consumed more traffic than more complex games like Clash of Clans or even Farm Heroes Saga. Make sure you’re not playing for longer periods of time when you’re on the go and use Wi-Fi where it’s available.
  • 20. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 18<< Contents Based on AVG’s global statistics, the following list shows the top 20 most used apps on AVG users’ Android devices. App Usage Trends Introduction C
  • 21. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 19<< Contents Did we spend more time navigating and looking at maps? With holidays giving us more time to explore the world, both Waze (Social GPS Maps & Traffic) and also Google Maps climbed the Top Usage chart. Top 20 apps users spend their most time on Candy Crush Saga1. Viber Netflix 2. Maps3. Facebook4. Instagram5. Amazon Kindle WeChat12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 11. Bubble Witch 2 Saga Youtube Pets Rescue Saga Yahoo Mail Free Email App BBM18. GOLauncherEX-MostInstalled19. WazeSocialGPSMaps&Traffic20. Candy Crush Soda Saga WhatsApp Messenger6. 7. Facebook Messenger8. Twitter9. Gmail10. CATEGORY: Social USAGE: Network Storage Battery Comms CasualMedia & Video EntertainmentBooks & Reference PersonalizationTravel & Local App Usage Trends Apps Users Spend the Most Time On C
  • 22. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 20<< Contents Tiny Flashlight + LED1. Adobe AIR2. Clean Master Phone Boost3. Google Talkback4. DU Speed Booster (cleaner)5. Antivirus&Security|Lookout6. Flashlight HD LED7. GO Keyboard (Emoji Free)8. AppLock9. BatteryDoctor(BatterySaver)10. CATEGORY: USAGE: Network Storage BatteryTools App Usage Trends Installed Tools C In our top 10 Android tools, you’ll find battery enhancing, cleaning and security apps such as Battery Doctor, Lookout Antivirus & Security, and Clean Master Phone Boost. However, when looking at the raw data, we found that these tools often drain the battery or your mobile traffic quite significantly. See the table below for more. Top installed tools
  • 23. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 21<< Contents Facebook1. Instagram2. Twitter3. TangoMessengerVideo&Calls4. Snapchat5. magicApp: Free Calls LinkedIn6. 7. Path8. Tumblr9. Vine10. CATEGORY: USAGE: Network Storage BatterySocial App Usage Trends Installed Social Apps C TOP INSTALLED SOCIAL APPS A few things have changed in the world of social apps since the previous quarter: first of all, Google+ is no longer in the list of top used communication apps by AVG users, which indicates a steady decline overall, whereas newcomers Vine, Path and magicApp make an appearance for the first time among our user base. In our communications app category (seenext page), the previous number 1 app, Gmail, has been replaced by WhatsApp.
  • 24. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 22<< Contents WhatsApp Messenger1. Facebook Messenger2. Samsung Push Service3. Skype-FreeIMandVideoCalls4. LINE: Free Calls & Messages5. Yahoo Mail Free Email App Viber6. 7. ChatON8. OperaMiniBrowserforAndroid9. KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text10. CATEGORY: USAGE: Network Storage BatteryCommunication App Usage Trends Installed Communication Apps C Top installed communication apps
  • 25. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 23<< Contents Addressing the Issues Insights Into Android Device and App Optimization D Android devices have to walk a fine line trying to restrict the resource consumption of apps but not limit their functionality too much. We all love our apps and we don’t want to stop using them. In this chapter, we’ll walk through not only how to limit your app resource use but also how to get the most out of your battery life, device performance, storage and data plan on Android devices in general. This guide was written for most Android devices running Android 3.x or Android 4.x, including: • Smartphones (such as the Samsung Galaxy S5) • Tablets (Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Nexus 7) Please note that though many phone and tablet makers use Android, they tend to change the way things look and work. We’ll show you how it works on different systems, but if you can’t find an option for your exact device, don’t worry as many of the steps are the same for most devices.
  • 26. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 24<< Contents Addressing the Issues Limit Notifications to Save Battery Life, Performance and Mobile Data D Phone notifications are one of the most useful mobile inventions, giving users information they need to know about new appointments or messages at a glance. However, not all notifications are necessary and most cause the phone to be constantly active, increasing the drain on the battery and mobile data. 1. To turn off unnecessary notifications, you need to go into the Apps or Application Manager sections of the settings menu on your device. This will show you a list of all the apps you have running. 2. To turn off notifications for an app, such as Asphalt 8, tap on it and uncheck the Show Notifications entry.
  • 27. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 25<< Contents Addressing the Issues Further Limiting an Apps’ Battery & Traffic Drain D Limiting notifications is only one side of the coin if you want to reduce the impact an app has on your device. In each app’s settings you will find additional options and features you may want to turn off. We’re going to use Facebook as an example to show you how it’s done. Ranking among the most resource-heavy apps, there are a few things any user can do to limit Facebook’s use of resources. 1. As with before, the first step is to go to the app’s settings page (via the settings page and App Settings): 2. From there you will see a number of features that will tax your device, such as: Facebook chat If you do not use the chat feature, you can turn it off and have the standalone Messenger app serve as your only way of sending and receiving apps. Refresh interval Every hour, Facebook automatically downloads content in the background which has an impact on battery life and traffic, even if you’re not using the app. You can limit this to every four hours or turn it off completely. turn it off completely. Location Facebook can use the built-in GPS of your device to determine where you are and include that data in posts you make. This too can be turned off to save battery life. Notifications This is an alternative way to turn off the app’s notifications. While this is specific to Facebook, many apps on your smartphone or tablet have similar settings. In general, however, you should watch out for any that look to involve background activity, such as “Refresh Interval” or “Background Refresh” and limit the use of built-in features such as GPS/ Location and Bluetooth.
  • 28. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 26<< Contents Addressing the Issues Free Up Space & Limit Mobile Traffic D Our top storage offenders often start off as small apps or games but collect temporary clutter over time, and swell in size. When this happens, the impact is not just on your device’s storage, which obviously declines, but also on your mobile data. Many apps tend to download data in the background in order to be instantly available once you open them. The NYTimes app for example automatically downloads news stories to your devices every 24 hours – even though you may not read all of them. Almost every app stores temporary files, cookies and other date in order to work. In our internal tests, we found that simply browsing through a typical Facebook timeline for roughly 60 seconds produced over 5 MByte of temporary files – including downloaded pictures, ads, cookies and more. The NYTimes app created a cache of 10 MB when we watched a 20 sec video and opened one news post. This cache can be deleted on either a per- app basis or automatically. In this next tip, we’ll show you two ways to limit the growing storage impact of apps. 1. Open up the Application Manager or App menu from within your Settings menu. Tap on an app, such as NYTimes or Facebook and hit the Clean Cache Button (screenshot right): 2. Doing this for each app on a regular basis can be quite time consuming, which is why AVG built the AVG Cleaner for Android app (screenshot above). It scans all apps for these caches regularly and allows for the removal of all of them at the same time – by tapping a button or automatically. The only downside of cleaning a cache may be that information, for example a Facebook image, which has been loaded and cached, may need a few extra moments to load when you open it the next time.
  • 29. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 27<< Contents Addressing the Issues Reduce Data Traffic: Limit the Offline Storage and Background Downloads of Apps D In some cases, an app will include settings which allow the user to limit the amount of data it downloads over Wi-Fi or mobile data and stores locally. Below we outline how to do that, again using the NYTimes app as an example: 1. Open up the app in question and tap on the three little dots in the upper right corner. Go to Settings. From here, you can turn off “Offline Reading” by tapping on Update Frequency and selecting Never (Manual). 2. You can also turn off the Thumbnail Caching which downloads images of news stories so that they display faster if you open them. There will be some people who do not want to limit their apps to work in a certain way and in some cases – like with games or video streaming – there’s no technical way to reduce the amount of battery consumption or mobile data usage. Which is fine – this is all about user choice. If you do choose to take action however, these general recommendations should help Android device users reduce the overall resource consumption so they can enjoy using their apps without limitation.
  • 30. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 28<< Contents Addressing the Issues Your Display - Battery Drainer No. 1 D These days, virtually all Android smartphones or tablets come with super high-resolution displays that are also extremely bright. While that may be great for browsing the web, sharing photos or playing games, these displays literally eat into your battery life. Did you know for example that on some smaller tablets with high-resolution displays, a display set to full brightness is responsible for 80 percent of the entire power consumption! If you’re not in bright sunlight, we recommend turning the brightness levels down to 50-70 percent.
  • 31. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 29<< Contents Addressing the Issues Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS to Save Battery Life D Your Android device is full of features that eat into your battery life. It is important to make sure they’re off when they’re not being used: Wi-Fi® Nowhere near a wireless connection? Then turn off your Wi-Fi. Otherwise the built-in Wi-Fi receiver will constantly try to scan for networks – which can increase battery usage by more than 20 percent. Bluetooth® Not using a Bluetooth headset or connecting your Android device to your car? Then this setting should also be turned off, otherwise it will continually scan for compatible Bluetooth devices, using up battery as it does so. GPS Your mobile GPS is probably one of the biggest power suckers there is. The built-in GPS antennas are really power-hungry, and if your GPS is turned on they continue to draw power even if you’re not actively using them – mainly thanks to the alarming number of apps that regularly use the GPS feature such as [Google Maps, Facebook or Twitter]…So if you’re at home or just don’t need to use any GPS, turn it off. You’ll find the settings for all three features in your swipe down menu or under Settings. Go to Wireless (or Wireless and networks) and switch off the relevant feature when not in use. Note: GPS can sometimes be referred to as “Location-based services”.
  • 32. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 30<< Contents Addressing the Issues Getting Rid of Performance-Sapping Apps D Your Android device is much like your PC: the more apps you install on it, the slower it will get and the sooner it’ll run out of juice. It won’t happen with one app nor probably with five, but once you’ve installed a dozen – or hundreds – of apps, you’ll notice a significant slowdown. That’s because many apps run features even when you’re not using them. So how can you be selective about which apps you do and don’t want on your phone? There are tools that help you identify the worst offenders for performance and battery life.
  • 33. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 31<< Contents Addressing the Issues Getting Rid of Performance-Sapping Apps cont... D Ours is the free AVG Cleaner 2.0 app. Here’s how it works as an example: 1. Firstly, install the free app from the Google Play Store or the Amazon Kindle store and launch it. Next, go to the App Uninstaller page. This will list all your currently running apps. 2. If you tap on the little blue arrow in the top right, you can then sort the list by: App Usage Shows the apps you haven’t used in a long time on the top. This will help you get rid of apps you may have completely forgotten about and that are consuming precious space. Storage Usage Running out of disk space? Then it’s time to look at the largest apps on your phone. Sort by Storage Usage to find the largest apps and then take action accordingly. Battery Usage This helps you identify the most power-consuming apps on your device. It’s likely that they’ll also have a severe impact on performance overall. If you don’t need some of the top offenders (using 5% or more), get rid of them. If you do need them, then open their settings (if they have any) and find a way to reduce their background activity as we have already shown you. Data Usage If you’re on a monthly data plan, every Megabyte counts. If you sort the apps by Data Usage, you’ll quickly find the top apps that are sucking up your plan. Again, uninstall any you don’t need or turn off their background data usage. To uninstall an app, tap on it and hit Uninstall. You can even tap and select multiple apps so you can get rid of a batch at a time. We hope these tips will be useful. This report is not designed to be judgmental of apps that do require resources to run. The goal is to identify our favorite ones which are heaviest on Android smartphone and tablet resources, and see what can be done to reduce this impact so we can continue to enjoy them while experiencing less of the side effects.
  • 34. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 32<< Contents Contact Information E Our blogs, press information and resources on how to get the most out of your connected devices at AVG Now: http://now.avg.com Our website for details about our performance products: http://www.avg.com/performance Contact: Sandro Villinger - Performance PR sandro.villinger.contractor@avg.com Tony Anscombe - Senior Security Evangelist tony.anscombe@avg.com For further information, please visit:. Google® is a trademark of Google Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Chrome™ and Android™ are trademarks of Google Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Facebook® is a trademark of Facebook, Inc., registered in the United States and in other countries. Twitter® is a trademark of Twitter Inc., registered in the United States and in other countries. Amazon™ is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc in the US and other countries. Apple® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
  • 35. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 33<< Contents Appendix App Resource Consumption Analysis F In this section, you can find the app resource consumption analysis for the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. We used the same methods to calculate the ranks as before but this time only took into account performance data of users from these specific countries.
  • 36. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 34<< Contents Facebook Facebook1. Instagram Inc. Instagram Amazon Kindle2. Spotify Limited. Spotify Music3. Samsung Media Solution Center Samsung WatchON (Video)4. Netflix Inc. Netflix5. SoundCloud SoundCloud-Music&Audio6. Amazon Mobile LLC 7. VIine Labs inc. Vine8. Tango TangoMessengerVideo&Calls9. LINE Corporation LINE:FreeCalls&Messages10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Books & Reference Communication Music & Audio Books & Reference King Candy Crush Saga1. King Farm Heroes Saga Subway Surfers2. King Candy Crush Soda Saga3. Gameloft Despicable Me4. Supercell Clash of Clans5. Kiloo 6. Zynga New Words With Friends7. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tile8. CATEGORY: Arcade StrategyCasual Word Appendix USA F Top 10 performance draining apps – excluding games Top performance draining apps – games only
  • 37. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 35<< Contents Mobeam Inc. BeamingServiceforSamsung1. Samsung OTA Software Update Security Policy Updates GO SMS Pro2. RetailMeNot inc. RetailMeNot Coupons3. Facebook Facebook4. Lookout Mobile Security LookoutSecurity&Antivirus5. Kik Interactive Kik6. GO Dev Team 7. WhatsApp Inc. WhatsApp Messenger8. Facebook Facebook Messenger9. Instagram Instagram10. CATEGORY: Social Communication ProductivityTools Shopping Samsung Media Solution Center Samsung WatchON (Video)1. Surpax Technology Inc. Super-BrightLEDFlashlight Netflix2. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music3. LINE Corporation LINE:FreeCalls&Messages4. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Kindle5. Walmart Walmart6. Netflix Inc. 7. Twitter Inc. Twitter8. SoundCloud SoundCloud-Music&Audio9. Audible Inc. Audible for Android10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Books & Reference Communication Productivity Shopping Appendix USA F Top 10 battery drainers – run at startup Top 10 battery drainers (user execute)
  • 38. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 36<< Contents King Candy Crush Soda Saga1. King Candy Crush Saga2. Supercell Clash of Clans3. King Farm Heroes Saga4. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tiles5. kiloo Subway Surfers6. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Facebook Facebook1. Tango TangoMessengerVideo&Calls SoundCloud-Music&Audio2. Vine Labs Inc. Vine3. Instagram Instagram4. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music5. Google inc. Chrome Browser - Google6. SoundCloud 7. Mozilla FirefoxBrowserforAndroid8. Amazon Kindle LLC Amazon kindle9. NFL Enterprises LLC NFL Mobile10. CATEGORY: Social Books & Reference Communication Music & AudioSports Appendix USA F Top battery drainers – Games only Top 10 storage eaters – Excluding games
  • 39. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 37<< Contents Gameloft Despicable Me1. Kiloo Subway Surfers New Words With Friends 2. King Candy Crush Saga3. king Farm Heroes Saga4. King Candy Crush Soda Saga5. Supercell Clash of Clans6. Zynga 7. Cheetah Game Studio Don’tTapTheWhiteTile8. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Word Facebook Facebook1. Instagram Instagram The Weather Channel2. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music3. Snapchat Inc. Snapchat4. Netflix Inc. Netflix5. Mobeam inc. BeamingServiceforSamsung6. The Weather Channel 7. Yahoo YahooMailFreeEmailApp8. Samsung OTA Software Update Security Policy Update9. Samsung Media Solution Center SamsungWatchON(Video)10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Communication ProductivityMusic & AudioWeather Appendix USA F Top storage eaters – games only Top 10 network traffic hogs
  • 40. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 38<< Contents Zynga New Words With Friends1. King Candy Crush Saga Despicable Me 2. Supercell Clash of Clans3. King Farm Heroes Saga4. King Candy Crush Soda Saga5. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tile6. Gameloft 7. Kiloo Subway Surfers8. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Word Appendix USA F Traffic – games only
  • 41. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 39<< Contents Facebook Facebook1. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music TangoMessengerVideo&Calls2. Instagram Instagram3. Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online4. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Kindle5. Twitter Inc. Twitter6. Tango 7. BlackBerry Limited. BBM8. SoundCloud SoundCloud-Music&Audio9. Yahoo Yahoo Mail Free Email App10. CATEGORY: Social Books & Reference Communication Music & AudioNewspaper & Magazines Books & Reference King Farm Heroes Saga1. King Candy Crush Saga Subway Surfers2. Electronic Arts The Simpsons: Tapped Out3. King Candy Crush Soda Saga4. Gameloft Despicable Me5. Outfit7 My Talking Tom6. Kiloo 7. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga8. Supercell Clash of Clans9. Cheetah Game Studio Don’tTouchTheWhiteTile10. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Appendix United Kingdom F Top 10 performance draining apps - excluding games Top 10 performance draining apps - games only
  • 42. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 40<< Contents Samsung OTA Software Update Security policy Update1. Facebook Facebook Outlook.com2. Kik Interactive Kik3. Facebook Facebook Messenger4. Lookout Mobile Security LookoutSecurity&Antivirus5. BlackBerry Ltd. BBM6. Outlook.com 7. AVG Mobile AVGCleaner&Batterybooster8. Instagram Instagram9. Tango TangoMessengerVideo&Calls10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Productivity Tools Surpax Technology Inc. Super-BrightLEDFlashlight1. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music CleanMaster(SpeedBooster)2. MediaApplicationsTechnologiesfortheBBC BBC Media Player3. Twitter Inc. Twitter4. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Kindle5. BSkyB Sky Sports for Android6. Cheetah Mobile 7. Snapchat inc. Snapchat8. SoundCloud SoundCloud - Music & Audio9. Netflix Inc. Netflix10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Books & Reference Productivity ToolsMusic & Audio Sports Appendix United Kingdom F Top 10 battery drainers - run at startup Top 10 battery drainers (user execute)
  • 43. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 41<< Contents King Candy Crush Soda Saga1. King Candy Crush Saga The Simpsons: Tappd Out 2. Supercell Clash of Clans3. King Farm Heroes Saga4. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga5. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tile6. Electronic Arts 7. Kiloo Subway Surfers8. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Facebook Facebook1. Tango TangoMessengerVideo&Calls SoundCloud-Music&audio2. Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online3. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music4. Instagram Instagram5. Google Inc. Chrome Browser - Google6. SoundCloud 7. Amazon Mobile LLC Amazon Kindle8. Mozilla Firefox Browser for Android9. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor Hotels Flights10. CATEGORY: Social Books & Reference Communication Music & Audio Travel & LocalNewspaper & Magazines Appendix United Kingdom F Top battery drainers - games only Top 10 storage eaters - excluding games
  • 44. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 42<< Contents Appendix United Kingdom F Gameloft Despicable Me1. Electronic Arts The Simpsons: Tapped Out Candy Crush Soda Saga2. Kiloo Subway Surfers3. Outfit7 My Talking Tom4. King Farm Heroes Saga5. King Candy Crush Saga6. King 7. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga8. Supercell Clash of Clans9. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tile10. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Online1. MediaApplicationsTechnologiesfortheBBC BBC Media Player Yahoo Mail Free Email App2. Facebook Facebook3. Instagram Instagram4. Spotify Ltd. Spotify Music5. MediaApplicationsTechnologiesfortheBBC BBC News6. Yahoo 7. Snapchat Inc. Snapchat8. BSkyB Sky Sports for Android9. Netflix Inc. Netflix10. CATEGORY: Social Entertainment Communication Music & Audio Newspaper & Magazines Sports Top 10 storage eaters - games only Top 10 network traffic hogs - excluding games
  • 45. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 43<< Contents Appendix United Kingdom F King Candy Crush Saga1. King Farm Heroes Saga The Simpsons: Tapped Out2. Supercell Clash of Clans3. King Bubble Witch 2 Saga4. King Candy Crush Soda Saga5. Cheetah Game Studio Don’t Tap The White Tile6. Electronic Arts 7. Gameloft Despicable Me8. Kiloo Subways Surfers9. Outfit7 My Talking Tom10. CATEGORY: ArcadeStrategyCasual Top 10 network traffic hogs- games only
  • 46. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 44<< Contents Facebook Facebook1. Instagram Instagram Snapchat2. Facebook Facebook Messenger3. Viber Media Viber4. Cheetah Mobile CleanMasterSpeedBooster5. Yahoo Yahoo Mail Free Email App6. Snapchat Inc. 7. Dropbox Inc. Dropbox8. Twitter Inc. Twitter9. Outlook.com Outlook.com10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Productivity Tools Samsung OTA Software Update Security Policy Updates1. Mobeam Inc. BeamingServiceforSamsung Outlook.com2. Facebook Facebook3. Facebook Facebook Messenger4. WhatsApp Inc. WhatsApp Messenger5. Instagram Instagram6. Outlook.com 7. Yahoo Yahoo Mail Free Email App8. Pandora Pandora internet radio9. Samsung Electronics Ltd. Samsung Push Service10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Music & AudioProductivity Appendix Australia F Top 10 performance draining apps Top 10 baterry drainers - runs at startup
  • 47. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 45<< Contents Telstra Corporation Ltd. Telstra1. Weatherzone Weatherzone LinkedIn2. Snapchat Inc. Snapchat3. Cheetah Mobile CleanMasterSpeedBooster4. Twitter Inc. Twitter5. Google Inc. Google Play Music6. LinkedIn 7. Google Inc. Chrome Browser - Google8. Google Inc. Google Play Newsstand9. Google Inc. Google Drive10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Music & AudioProductivityTools Lifestyle Newspaper & Magazines Weather Facebook Facebook1. Instagram Instagram Dropbox2. Google Inc. Chrome Browser - Google3. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. MSC Group Play4. Viber Media Viber5. Skype Skype-FreeIM&VideoCalls6. Dropbox Inc. 7. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. MSC Samsung Link8. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor Hotels Flights9. Google Inc. Maps10. CATEGORY: Social Communication ProductivityBusiness Travel & Local Appendix Australia F Top 10 battery drainers (user execute) Top 10 storage eaters
  • 48. Q4 2014 AndroidTM App Performance Report by AVG Technologies 46<< Contents Facebook Facebook1. Instagram Instagram Security Policy Updates2. Snapchat Inc. Snapchat3. Mobeam Inc. BeamingServiceforSamsung4. Yahoo Yahoo Mail Free Email App5. Cheetah Mobile CleanMasterSpeedBooster6. Samsung OTA Software Update 7. Outlook.com Outlook.com8. Facebook Facebook Messenger9. Twitter Inc. Twitter10. CATEGORY: Social Communication Productivity Tools Appendix Australia F Top 10 network traffic hogs