Most Popular Android Apps of All Time

The most popular Android apps of all time

By on May 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM.

The most popular Android apps of all time

On March 6th, 2012, Google officially launched Google Play in order to consolidate its mobile stores and compete more effectively with Apple’s App Store. Four years later, Android has seen explosive growth in the apps department, with revenue climbing by a massive 35x in that timespan.

This week, analytics firm App Annie took a look back at the past four years to see which apps have contributed most to that astounding growth.

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Most Popular Smartphone Apps

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

By on February 4, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

Whether you’re an iPhone user or partial to Android, one thing smartphone users across the board can enjoy equally is an absolutely endless selection of apps. Today, both the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store each house more than 1.5 million applications. Even better, the days of top applications being exclusive to one platform or the other appear to be winding down.

That said, if we look at a list of the most popular apps, it quickly becomes apparent that the mobile app experience is still dominated by big time players.

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Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 Sale

Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale goes live with great deals on apps, movies, music

By on November 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale goes live with great deals on apps, movies, music

Android fans are getting an early gift from Google this year thanks to the Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale that just went live. The sale gives Android users terrific deals on mobile apps, games, movies, music and more. We’ll go over some of the highlights below.

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Android Users Blast Apple

Android users troll Apple’s latest app on the Google Play Store

By on November 2, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

Android users troll Apple’s latest app on the Google Play Store

Apple is slowly but surely making its way into the Google Play Store and Android fans are none too thrilled about it. Last month, you might recall that Apple’s Move to iOS app was bombarded by negative 1-star reviews from people who seemed downright offended by Apple’s mere presence on their precious app store.

Recently, Apple released its second Android app to date, a companion speaker app called Beats Pill+ for the company’s recently released Beats Pill+ speaker system. And much like its initial foray into the Google Play Store, the negative reviews for Apple’s latest effort are coming in fast and furious. At the time of this writing, the app has an average rating of 2.1 stars with 170 1-star reviews.

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Google Play Apps

Google Play is Copying Apple’s App Store, and Why That’s a Good Thing

By on June 26, 2015 at 2:01 PM.

Google Play is Copying Apple’s App Store, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Since their inception, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store have taken diametrically opposed positions when it comes to policing the content allowed into their respective online marketplaces. Whereas Apple, in natural fashion, reviews every single app submitted, Google has historically taken a more lax position, creating an open digital playground of sorts and opting to address issues after they arise as opposed to before.

Initially, this strategy helped position the Google Play store as a more accommodating and developer-friendly marketplace. All the more so given Apple’s penchant for rejecting apps for seemingly arbitrary and contradictory reasons.

Over time, though, Google has slowly but surely started to see the wisdom in Apple’s approach. While Google still takes a relatively hands-off approach to submitted apps, a recently updated version of its Google Play Developer Program Policies demonstrates that Google sees the merit in having stricter governing rules in place.

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Comedy Central Free Shows

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

By on May 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

Every day, we try to bring you the best selection of free apps we can find on the App Store, but today we have the unique pleasure of being able to alert you to some free TV shows as well. For a limited time, Comedy Central is giving away an episode from 12 of its most popular shows as part of a huge sale on Google Play. More →

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Android App Install from Google Search

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool is also a neat trick every Android user should know, as it could significantly improve the overall app install experience. More →

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Google Play Apps: Ratings

Here’s how Google is going to help you find better Android apps

By on March 17, 2015 at 12:31 PM.

Here’s how Google is going to help you find better Android apps

Google on Tuesday announced additional features for Google Play that should make its digital content store better than ever, especially when it comes to purchasing Android apps and games. Essentially, the company revealed it’s introducing a brand new age-based rating system for apps and games, and an app review process that should better protect consumers. More →

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Google Play Malware Alert

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

By on March 4, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

As we’ve observed countless times, there are both pluses and minuses to the way Google handles allowing apps onto Google Play. On the plus side, it’s insanely easy to get your app added. On the minus side, it’s insanely easy for scammers to get malicious apps onto the store as well. Now Android Police has found that it’s not just the app store that’s a haven for scams — it’s Google Play Books as well. More →

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Google Play Music 50,000 Song Limit

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

By on February 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

Google announced on the Android Official Blog this week that the music storage limit for free Google Play Music users has been bumped up from 20,000 songs to 50,000 songs. You can stream or download any of those 50k songs to your phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. More →

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Google Play Adware

Some of the most popular Android apps are riddled with adware

By on February 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Some of the most popular Android apps are riddled with adware

It’s no secret that the Android operating system is more vulnerable to unwanted intrusions than many of its users would like, but based on a recent report from the Avast antivirus team, it looks like the issue might be even worse than we thought.

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Lord Of The Rings Free Download

Get the first Lord of the Rings movie for free on Google Play right now

By on December 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Get the first Lord of the Rings movie for free on Google Play right now

Now that all three Hobbit movies have been released, Google is apparently letting Tolkien fans everywhere celebrate by giving away the first Lord of the Rings movie. Yes, you heard that correctly — you can now download Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for free right now from Google Play. More →

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Google Play Store App Search

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

By on October 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

There are lots of apps on the Google Play Store but a lot of them are, quite frankly, junk. However, Android Authority points out that Google has just added a terrific new feature to Google Play that will help you weed out bad apps and only find the ones that have received high praise from Android users. More →

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