Facebook Takes the Lead in Front of Google Maps as 2012 Favorite App
It would seem that Facebook is used to being the number 1 service in multiple areas. After it being the top social network and the first to gather so many large communities of fans, it seems that it is also about to overtake the mobile platforms as the first to come in mind when installing an app.
Given that the development of Android belongs mainly to Google, it is only natural that they provide their app for navigation – Google Maps – by default with most handsets. Though manufacturers may wish to provide their own solutions, the app is available on the Store at any given time. With Facebook it’s about the same. Some manufacturers may wish to provide it by default while others may leave it to the user’s choice. On iOS 6 and above it comes pre-installed.
Recent graphics show Facebook taking the lead as the number 1 app to be downloaded and installed in front of Google Maps. The statistic only applies in the US and it shows how things looked from the perspective of last year 2012. Let’s not forget the fact that most smartphones users in the States prefer the iOS platform, where Apple has decided to stop providing Google Maps and give Facebook the go. For this year Google is expected to take the lead again with their Maps solution released for iOS. Check out the graphics below for better understanding.