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Nokia Ovi Store tops 5m downloads per day, still lags some

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Tue April 12, 2011

Nokia reaches 5 million app downloads per day

Nokia celebrated itself on Tuesday by announcing that its Ovi Store is now seeing about five million downloads per day. It has grown eight-fold over the past year as Symbian-powered smartphone owners downloading the offerings from the online storefront. The milestone is significant, as the company has more than doubled the three million downloads per day it saw in November.

The company's latest Symbian devices like the N8, C6-01, C7 and E7 account for 15 percent of the total. Other numbers Nokia is keen to point out include a library of over 40,000 apps. At the same time, 158 developers spread across 41 countries reached more than one million downloads each for their apps. Nokia also recently began offering apps for older, Series 40 devices which made up a quarter of total downloads.

Part of the reason for its success, Nokia believed, was more support for carrier billing than other companies that offer online app stores and depend on separate accounts. Nokia also offers beta programs that allow in-app billing and in-app ads that keep it roughly on par with stores from Apple and Google.

The results put it above stores like the Windows Phone Marketplace and HP's webOS App Catalog but well behind market leaders. Apple's App Store has more than 350,000 apps and, as of September, was at 17.6 million app downloads per day; it's now thought to be over 20 million.

by MacNN Staff



  1. prl99

    Joined: Dec 1969



    5m is more than double the 3m in November? Who's math are we using?

  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why Nokia celebrated?

    I wonder why Nokia is making all those Symbian news this week. Does Nokia remember, they phasing out all Symbian phone and OS at the end of the year? So all those numbers making Nokia looking not so bad after 10 years of pushing Symbian has to be flushed into toilette as Nokia is going back to square 1 with Microsoft. At the end Nokia is the biggest loser here, with a licensed OS they will lose their 158 dedicated developers and their OVI Store.

    I don't think at this point we can call it a clear success.

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nokia also announced...

    that they're CEO is sleeping w/ Queen Elizabeth, they invented the sun, and that as promised, pigs soon will fly out of their Board's arses!


  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    poor Nokia

    They are releasing "Symbian Anna" phones as part of their "remaining 150 million" symbian phones -

    I just don't get this sales strategy....release two new phones, beg their customers not to buy them.

    here they - they are obsolete, don't bother, Windows is the future - but if you must.

    Nokia always had this logic puzzle OS, now they have a logic puzzle business strategy to match.

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What I don't understand is why they didn't have two platforms for a while until they could move most of their user base onto Windows phone. I mean all the work they're putting into the OVI store is going to be for naught.

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