- Jul 27, 2014
As we near the end of 2014, Google Play looks back at the year gone by in mobile apps, games and entertainment content, using data from its downloads and sales from 2014.
The most downloaded apps for the year include language learning app-game crossover Duolingo, Web radio favoritePandora, calorie counter tool MyFitnessPal and Facebook’s and Netflix’s mobile apps. Unsurprisingly, Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded game of the year.
Disney’s Frozen – both the movie and the original sountrack– were the biggest hits of the year in film and music. The late great actor Robin Williams who passed away this August, was sorely missed, as search query counts reveal.
Readers favored John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ over EL James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘, and flipped through The New York Times more than any other news publication via Google Play’s Newsstand.
The graphic below includes more of the year’s highlights in entertainment; click on it to view the full-size image.
Most Downloaded Apps by Category: Education - Duolingo, Social -Facebook, Health & Fitness -MyFitnessPal, Entertainment - Netflix, Music -Pandora, Sports - NFL Mobile, Photography -Flipagram, Travel - TripAdvisor
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
Movie of the Year: Frozen, TV Show of the Year:The Walking Dead,Comeback Movie:Toy Story
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
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
Are you wondering what 2015 has in store for you? Stay tuned...
Source: Google Blog