tech2 News StaffDec 14, 2014 12:09:28 IST
Google has shared some of their most loved and downloaded apps of the year on the Google Play Store. The Official Android Blog announced the most popular apps, movies, music games, books and news-stands of 2014.
The most popular social-media app downloaded was undoubtedly Facebook. The networking website still has a strong hold over the masses as this is the app that may be the first one users install. For entertainment, Netflix topped the list this year. MyFitnessPal made it's way to the most downloaded app in terms of Health and Fitness. Pandora and NFL Mobile earned the top spots respectively in the entertainment and sports department.
But, Health and Fitness was definitely regarded as the fastest growing category for apps.
Duolingo was the most downloaded educational app this year. This app was also the iPhone app of the year 2013.
When we talk about games, Candy Crush Saga was number one. Don't Tap The White Tile and Farm Heros Saga came in second and third place. The Games section also saw users unlock 3.5 billion worth of achievements.
The movie of the year was Frozen, TV show of the year was The Walking Dead and the Comeback Movie was Toy Story. Robin Williams was the most searched actor on Google Play. The interest could have surged as the actor passed away in August.
Soundtracks proved to be the fastest growing genre in the music category and again, Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack won the Album of the Year. Katy Perry's Dark Horse won the song of year award.
As many people now opt for e-books, The Fault in our Stars, Fifty Shades of Grey and Divergent topped the list for the Books of the Year award. On the other hand, The New York Times was awarded the number one news source of the year followed by TMZ and Forbes Now.
You can have a look at the detailed list below:
A) Most Downloaded Apps by Category
Education - Duolingo
Social - Facebook
Health and Fitness - MyFitnessPal
Entertainment - Netflix
Music - Pandora
Sports - NFL Mobile
Photography - Flipagram
Travel - TripAdvisor
*Fastest Growing Category of the Year - Health and Fitness
B) Top Downloaded Games
1. Candy Crush Saga
2. Don't Tap the White Tile
3. Farm Heros Saga
4. Subway Surfers
5. Clash of Clans
C) Movies and TV
1. Movie of the Year - Frozen
2. TV Show of the Year - The Walking Dead
3. Comeback Movie - Toy Story
*Most searched Actor on Google Play - Robin Williams
1. Album of the Year - Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2. Song of the Year - Dark Horse by Katy Perry
3. Song of the Summer - Fancy by Iggy Azalea
E) Newsstand - Most Read Articles
1. 15 90s Teen Hearthrobs who've resurfaced on TV
2. 50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)
3. 10 Most Miserable Cities in America
4. Bathroom Workbook: How much does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
5. The Verge Awards: The Best of CES 2014
F) News Sources of the Year
1. The New York Times
3. Forbes Now
4. The Verge
5. The Huffington Post
6. The Daily Beast
7. The Wall Street Journal
9. Android Central
G) Books of the Year
1. The Fault in Our Stars
2. Fifty Shades of Grey
4. Twelve Years a Slave
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