Google Play releases the real “Best of 2014”
Wondering who ruled the Google Play store in 2014? Wonder no more, Google just released the list and we have it here to share with you.
With so many places releasing their annual “Best of 2014” lists, oftentimes we overlook actual data in favor opinions. While you read over (and argue about) everybody’s top choices for the year, Google has released their own Best of 2014 according to statistics on the Google Play store. This is what the Android Community liked best about entertainment in 2014.
The most popular apps in each category:
- Education – Duolingo
- Social – Facebook
- Health & Fitness – MyFitnessPal
- Entertainment – Netflix
- Music – Pandora
- Sports – NFL Mobile
- Photography – Flipagram
- Travel – Tripadvisor
According to Google, the category that saw the most growth, and labeled as the “Fastest Growing,” was Health and Fitness.
The top five downloaded games of the year:
- Candy Crush Saga
- Don’t Tap the White Tile
- Farm Heroes Saga
- Subway Surfers
- Clash of Clans
Fun fact: In 2014 Google Play users unlocked 3.5 billion in-game achievements.
Coming as a surprise to nobody, the “Movie of the Year” was Frozen and the “Television Show of the Year” was The Walking Dead. Of note, the “Comeback Movie of the Year” was Toy Story, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary next year and may see significant sales if special editions are announced.
With the loss of one of the greatest actors and comedians of all time, Robin Williams was the most searched actor on Google Play, who unfortunately passed earlier this year.
Holding the top spot for “Album of the Year,” the soundtrack from Frozen, which grabbed hold of the top spot and refused to “Let it Go.”
The “Song of the Year” was Dark Horse by Katy Perry, while Fancy by Iggy Azalea was “Song of the Summer.” Also not surprising was the fastest growing song genre, Soundtracks, fueled by the aforementioned Frozen, as well as Box Office toppers Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, Despicable Me 2, and The Great Gatsby.
Here’s the full list, courtesy of the Official Android Blog: