The most popular apps, games and news sources on Google Play in 2014


By Cameron Clarke | Editor

December 13, 2014 | 2 min read

Mobile users' obsession with Facebook and Candy Crush Saga continued in 2014 according to the most downloaded apps of the year from the Google Play store.

The Android team has lifted the lid on this year's top downloads, revealing that Facebook was the most popular social app among its users, Candy Crush the number one game and the New York Times the news source of the year.

Netflix, Pandora and Flipagram were among the other top entertainment apps, according to the blog post from Google Play's global director of marketing, Brian Irving.

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

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

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8. Gizmodo

9. Android Central

You can see more categories on the Official Android blog.


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