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Top apps as Google Play hits 1 million mark

Aug 21, 2013

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A year ago, Google Play had exactly half the apps they have today. 50 billion downloads and one million apps later, Google is making waves in the app marketplace. Meanwhile, Android takes the cake as the most popular smartphone platform with the most apps available for download. Google isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon, either. With their one-millionth app announcement, they also decided to release their newest installment: a tablet-optimized section for apps in their top lists. Check out the top 12 apps from both the editor’s choice and free apps lists on Google Play, available for download on your multi-tasking Snapdragon powered smartphone or tablet.

Top 12 Editor’s Picks

  1. TuneIn Radio by TuneIn Inc


    TuneIn Radio

  2. Pudding Monsters by ZeptoLab
    Pudding Monsters
  3. PBA Bowling Challenge by Concrete Software, Inc.
    PBA Bowling Challenge
  4. Magisto Video Editor & Maker by Magisto
  5. USA Today by USA Today
  6. Nutty Fluffies Rollercoaster by Ubisoft Entertainment
  7. Toy Story: Smash It! by Disney
  8. Noom Weight Loss Coach by Noom Inc.
  9. Hungry Shark Evolution by Future Games of London
  10. Hipmunk Flights and Hotels by Hipmunk
  11. Super Stickman Golf 2 by Noodlecake Studios Inc
  12. Wunderlist- To-do & Task List by 6 Wunderkinder GmbH

Top 12 Free Android Apps

  1. Facebook by Facebook
  2. Pandora internet radio by Pandora
    Pandora Internet Radio
  3. Candy Crush Saga by King.com
    Candy Crush Saga
  4. Instagram by Instagram
  5. Brightest LED Flashlight by Surpax Technology
  6. Facebook Messenger by Facebook
  7. Skype- free IM & video calls by Skype
  8. Despicable Me by Gameloft
  9. Netflix by Netflix, Inc.
  10. Dots: A game about connecting by Playdots
  11. Megapolis by Social Quantum Ltd.
  12. Kik Messenger by Kik Interactive 

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Jackie Hade

Staff Writer, Snapdragon Blog