Android Users Spend 9.3 Hours a Month Playing Games

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A recent study carried out by Nielsen has shown that Android users spend 9.3 hours a month, on average, playing games on their devices.

Games are the most downloaded form of app as 64% of Android users prefer game apps. Next up are social networking apps, (at 56%). While only 76% of users would spend money on a news app, for instance, 93% of app downloaders are willing to pay for the games they play and 87% for entertainment apps.

These stats show us that companies have to start taking note of how smartphones are used by their employees, because non-work related activities during business hours can cost them. With games and social networking being so popular, and understandably so, it’s not far fetched to say that Android users in your company might start letting themselves spend just a little too much time on apps that aren’t related to their jobs.

Not only can games waste a lot of employee time, but some games can quickly eat away at bandwidth and break data plan limits, thereby increasing the costs for the company.

With 2X MDM, managing mobile apps is easy as you can see which apps are installed on each connected device. Android users can’t spend time gaming if they don’t have any games installed on your company devices – you have the ability manage Android devices and remotely remove any app from the 2X MDM online dashboard.

Make sure your Android users aren’t spending time on unnecessary, unauthorized apps by signing up for your free 2X MDM account today.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.