Top Android App Trends in 2022

April 22, 2022 - 5 minutes read


Mobile applications continue to be a foundational building block of any business looking to form strong and lasting relationships with their customers and/or employees. In a world put on pause by the global Coronavirus pandemic, businesses and workplaces responded strategically with cloud-based solutions. From launching mobile applications to support contactless customer interactions to supporting a fully remote workforce – all of this is powered in some way by mobile app development. And as a dedicated  android app developer hyper-focused on delivering top-tier Android apps, with a presence in San Diego, New York, and London

As of 2019, the global mobile application market was valued at 154 billion USD and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.5% from 2020 to 2027. Staying one step ahead of Android mobile app trends will allow businesses to leverage this staggering projection while positioning themselves for success. 

Understanding your business needs and which mobile app trend(s) will resonate with your customers the most is essential for any growing business in 2022. As experienced mobile app developers ourselves, we can say with confidence that producing a top-rated Android app will involve one of these emerging trends.

Apps for foldable devices 

Yes, you read that right. Foldable cell phones like the famous hot pink Motorola RAZR are making a comeback in 2022. Except this time your touchscreen is what is folding in half thanks to advances in flexible display technology. 

Samsung is leading the front in foldable devices and has reimagined how we view our smartphones. With a foldable screen, your smartphone can easily become a tablet when you need it. Producing apps that work seamlessly across screen sizes while utilizing the multiple-display aspect of foldable devices will be well-worth the investment for companies updating or creating new mobile apps.


Applications for blockchain have exploded since cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have entered the scene. Blockchain is a decentralized and distributed database allowing secure transactions and information to be stored digitally. The upshot being that no centralized organization is required to manage the data. 

There are tremendous advantages for businesses to pursue blockchain – providing an additional layer of trust, security, and traceability while reducing costs. Industries that will benefit most include financial institutions, healthcare, non-profits, and government agencies. 

Metaverse and AR 

Chances are you’ve heard the term ‘meta’ mentioned recently, especially if you are active on social media platforms like Facebook. Facebook recently changed their name to Meta to harken in the anticipated evolution following the Internet itself – the Metaverse. The Metaverse is a hyper realistic virtual reality (VR) space where people can work, relax, shop, explore, and socialize. Augmented reality (AR) makes use of your immediate surroundings by enhancing your environment with objects, characters, and other superimposed objects. 

Any organizations interacting with Millenials and Gen-Z’s, being early players in the Metaverse could make a big impact on your app’s growth. In 2021 alone the AR and VR market reached 28 billion USD and is predicted to grow to 250 billion USD by 2028. From game development to remote workforce training, there are really endless possibilities for VR or AR to innovate. 


Almost half (47.5%) of all cell phones in the world are expected to be 5G enabled in 2022. 5G is simply the fifth-generation of cellular network infrastructure and provides multi-Gbps data speed, ultra low latency, and high density connections. Essentially 5G will soon be the foundation for mobile communication.

For app developers, this will open up new use cases for Android mobile applications including cloud AR/VR, autonomous driving, remote machinery control (for example remote surgery), smart grid, and wireless health.


Understanding the top mobile app trends for Android devices in 2022 will help you stay ahead of the competition and release effective and highly rated apps for your clients or employees.
Apps for foldable devices, blockchain, AR and VR, as well as 5G are top trends for Android app development in 2022. Working with a trusted and experienced app developer to integrate these trends into an innovative app is a winning strategy. Dogtown Media has launched over 200 apps, and counting, with an experienced team in both iOS and Android. 

If you’re interested in learning how Dogtown Media can help bring your solution to the market contact us. We’d love to help!


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