Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S.
comScore released its March 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report on Friday. You can delve into that here, but given all the talk about Google+ dying lately, there’s one takeaway here that directly contradicts that.
Google+ has made the list of the top 15 apps (hat tip to Greg Sterling).
These are supposedly the top fifteen smartphone apps in the U.S. Google +’s share is just below Twitter’s, which is only a couple percentage points below iTunes Radio/iCloud. While it’s way below Facebook’s 75%, the fact that it even appears on the list seems to suggest that it’s worth Google keeping it around.
A couple weeks ago, Google’s Vic Gundotra, who ran Google+, announced that he is leaving the company. After that, reports came out that Google would focus its attention away from Google+ as a product, and move team members from it to other projects. Google has said that its Google+ strategy is not changing, and at least one Googler said flat out that no team members were moving.
Since then, Google has been spotted testing a new login button that drops the Google+ in favor of signing in with just plain Google. It has also started requiring Google Partners users to have Google+ accounts.
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