That’s how many mobile apps were downloaded in just the last week of December alone, according to the BBC:
With 81 million downloads, the UK easily surpassed Canada (41 million), Germany (40 million) and France (40 million).
It was beaten to second spot by China with 99 million downloads. The US was out ahead with 509 million.
That’s pretty impressive — especially since mobile apps were basically non-existent a few short years ago. Even more impressive: An analyst quoted by the BBC expects one billion downloads a week to be a ho-hum affair in 2012.