S. Korea ranks No. 1 in global mobile app usage: report

SEOUL-- South Korea has trumped other major countries in terms of mobile application usage, with local smartphone users using various software to play games, a report showed Wednesday.

People here used mobile apps on an average of 200 minutes per day during the first quarter of this year, outpacing Brazil, Mexico and Japan, according to the latest report by online-based global mobile app tracker App Annie. The report was based on the screening carried out in nine countries.

South Korean smartphone users spent more than 25 percent of their time on mobile devices for games, the highest proportion among the countries surveyed, the report showed.

Meanwhile, app users in Brazil and Mexico spent more than half of their time on social network services and other communication apps such as a messenger app, it said.

The report showed that global smartphone owners used more than 30 apps monthly and at least nine apps every day.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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