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The Year in Entertainment: Google Play

I admit that I was not an avid app user until I bought my first iPhone about a year ago. Since then (and joining the T+F team), I have been on a mission to find the coolest apps for both Android and iOS users. Thankfully, the Official Android Blog put together this handy list of the most searched for items on Google Play.

“It was a big year for entertainment on Google Play from games that fed your sweet tooth to apps that kept you fit. Icy movies warmed your hearts, and a dark horse was your favorite go-to party song. You loved reading stories — real and imagined — of love, adventure, and sometimes even lust.

The Google Play data team crunched the numbers to find the most popular books, games, apps, films,TV shows and other entertainment content in 2014.”

The results include:

Most Downloaded Apps by Category:

Education – Duolingo

Social – Facebook

Health & Fitness – MyFitnessPal

Entertainment – Netflix

Music – Pandora

Sports – NFL Mobile

Photography – Flipagram

Travel – TripAdvisor

The Year’s Fastest Growing App Category: Health & Fitness

Top Downloaded Games:

1. Candy Crush Saga

2. Don’t Tap The White Tile

3. Farm Heroes Saga

4. Subway Surfers

5. Clash of Clans

Feature: Achievements – Play Games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements this year

Movie of the Year: Frozen

TV Show of the Year: The Walking Dead

Comeback Movie: Toy Story

Most searched actor on Google Play – Robin Williams

Album of the Year: Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Song of the Year: Dark Horse by Katy Perry

Song of the Summer: Fancy by Iggy Azalea

Fastest Growing Genre:

Soundtracks (fueled by Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, The Lego Movie and The Great Gatsby soundtracks)

News Sources of the Year:

1. The New York Times

2. TMZ

3. Forbes Now

4. The Verge

5. The Huffington Post

6. The Daily Beast

7. The Wall Street Journal

8. Gizmodo

9. Android Central

Books of the Year:

1. The Fault in Our Stars

2. Fifty Shades of Grey

3. Divergent

4. Twelve Years a Slave

5. Insurgent

This has been such a great app year and I am excite to bring you even more coolness in 2015.

Content was originally published on the Android Official Blog.

Erin Stephanie Davis
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LA born and bred. Gypsy at heart. World citizen. Brazen day dreamer. Despite being a product of 80's & 90's pop-culture, Erin grew up listening to the likes of Cat Stevens, Buffalo Springfield and CCR - her favorite band. When Erin isn't scouting the interwebs for cools products and app to share...

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