Google has just released its ‘best stuff of the year’ on Google Play for 2014, and in terms of most downloaded content, it’s not all that different from Apple’s list.
Frozen, The Walking Dead, and Fancy by Iggy Azalea all placed at the top of the list in their respective categories, though the app situation varied a bit from that of Apple’s list, which is an editorial decision while Google focuses on downloads.
In the Google Play store, top apps included Duolingo (which made Apple’s list last year), Netflix, Facebook, and MyFitness Pal to name a few.
Google also said that Health and Fitness was the fastest growing app category.
Here’s the full list from Google. Congrats to the folks who are on it.
Most Downloaded Apps by Category in 2014
Health & Fitness: MyFitnessPal
The Year’s Fastest Growing App Category
Health & Fitness
Top Downloaded Games in 2014
Candy Crush Saga
Don’t Tap The White Tile
Farm Heroes Saga
Clash of Clans
Play Games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements this year
MOVIES & TV
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:
The New York Times
The Huffington Post
The Daily Beast
The Wall Street Journal
Some of the most read articles of 2014:
Flavorpill – 15 ’90s Teen Heartthrobs Who’ve Resurfaced on TV
Mental Floss – 50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)
MarketWatch – 10 most miserable cities in America
Houzz – Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
The Verge – The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014
Books of the Year:
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey
Twelve Years a Slave