Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads | TechCrunch (click for full article) "New data from app search firm Xyologic released this morning paints a picture of the relative success (or lack thereof) of the Google TV platform. By examining the install base for the apps exclusive to the Google TV platform, it's clear that the Google media center product is still only attracting a niche crowd of early adopters. Of the nearly 4.8 million installed apps that are exclusive to Google TV, only 352,000 of them represent user downloads - the remaining 4,441,000 are pre-installed applications. Xyologic, which has been following Google TV since August 2011, notes that there are 64 total apps which are exclusive to the Google TV platform, forming a total install base of 4,793,000. These would be the apps most attractive to the platform's end users, as they've been customized and designed for the big screen. Watching for trends among this group can give you insight into the platform's overall health and performance as well as Google TV user preferences. Not surprisingly, the six pre-installed apps account for the top six apps by install base (4,441,000 installs). These include Napster for Google TV, Pandora for Google TV, CNBC for Google TV, TV & Movies for Google TV, Photos for Google TV and Twitter for Google TV. The remaining exclusive Google TV apps that round out the top 10 include Redux for Google TV, CNNMoney for Google TV, Maps for Google TV, MotorTrend and Thuuz Sports for Google TV. These account for just 58,000 installs last month. Xyologic also points out that Google TV's exclusive apps have low ratings - something which seems to confirm "an underwhelming experience for users," the company says in its report. Meanwhile, non-exclusive Google TV apps are seeing higher ratings but significantly lower number of downloads. The top non-exclusive apps currently include Classy Fireplace, Dragon, Fly! Free, CuevanAndroid, Google Music, aVia Media Player, Solitaire, Fireworks - the Best Free Game,IM+, BuddyTV and tinyCam Monitor Free."