Earlier this month Cheetah Mobile — a China-based mobile app company with a sizable presence in Taipei — announced that its CM Security suite hit the 100 million download mark in a year and a day, beating many well-known apps such as Line and Instagram. Not to be outdone by its rival, Qihoo announced Friday that its 360 Security App had also hit the 100 million milestone — but all from international users.
“We’re thrilled that 100 million users internationally are embracing 360 Security and supporting our mission to secure mobile live worldwide,” said Huang Yan, Head of Product at 360 Security Group, in a press release. “It’s clear that our rejuvenated focus on delivering critical features that quickly and easily keep 360 Security users’ Android smartphones in top shape is satisfying the market’s growing demand for optimization and security apps.”
According to data from App Annie, a mobile app analytics firm, 360 Security is the most downloaded Google Play app in five countries, and the top 10 most downloaded app in 34 countries globally.
However, 360 Security did not say how long it took for its app to reach the 100 million mark. It could be that Cheetah Mobile’s CM Security still has the record for growth.