Adblock Plus ends 2017 with 15 million new downloads on Android mobile · 2017-12-13 14:37 by Rachel Brochado
Based on a recent report by Berlin-based digital company Contentpass, mobile ad blocking on Samsung devices has grown globally from 1.8 percent to 6.3 percent from October to November this fall. At Adblock Plus, we concur. As this year wraps up, we’ve seen an increase in the download of ad blockers on Android devices, improving to 13 million downloads of our own Adblock Browser for Android plus an additional 2 million downloads of Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet browser which we released back in late May 2017.
Samsung device owners are finding us, and that is an extremely wonderful Christmas gift.
With our over 105 million active users on desktop devices, we are very pleased to see the reality of our hard work on mobile devices start convincing users on these devices as well.
The fact is, as we pointed out in a survey earlier this year, only 48 percent of US mobile users know that they can block ads on their mobile device. We’ve spent a lot of time trying to educate our friends outside the Asia Pacific region this year about the benefits of ad blocking on mobile, and that will continue in 2018, since 94 percent of the mobile ad blocking worldwide currently happens in Asia.
The next time you’re frustrated with how much data you use on your mobile device and the ads that you see on platforms like Facebook, YouTube or anywhere else on your mobile internet browser, please don’t forget that the ad blocking you enjoy on your desktop or laptop computer can be experienced on whatever mobile device you own. Go ahead, treat yourself and download our free apps today for Android or iOS devices. We’ve got something for everyone!
- Download Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet browser on the Google Play Store
- Download Adblock Plus for Safari mobile on the App Store
- Visit adblockplus.org to download Adblock Plus for your desktop browser