Facebook might be the most popular app on your smartphone, but a new list suggests it's second-fiddle to an app from Google.
According to the GlobalWebIndex, the most popular smartphone app is Google Maps.
The market research company released the list based on the usage of almost a billion smartphone users around the world.
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It found Google Maps was run by about 54 per cent of smartphone users.
Is that first-place ranking surprising? Not at all, considering how Apple botched its own Maps app, sending people to Google faster than Justin Bieber draws crowds outside a Yorkville hotel.
Facebook is the second-most popular smartphone app, used by 41 per cent of people.
Google retains its dominant position with two more apps in the top five - with YouTube in third and Google+ in fourth place.
To be honest, I'm a little surprised 30 per cent of polled users actually engage with Google+, considering how little social media traffic is actually from that social network.
Facebook has one other app in the Top 10: Instagram, coming in 10th place. The photo and short video sharing service was actively used by 11 per cent of the market, GlobalWebIndex reports.
The only unusual app that made it on the list came in fifth place - Weixin/WeChat. For those who didn't know (including myself), it's an instant messaging service based in China.
Which app do you use most often on your smartphone? What is the app that you just can't live without?
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- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets