The Google Play Store just released its list of the Top 10 Apps and Games of 2015. While there is some overlap between this list and Apple’s, Google’s favorites let you build your own empires, play mobile versions of your favorite games, learn something new and take the hard work out of shopping with your phone.
1. Colorfy (Free on Google Play)
This year, coloring books made a comeback… for adults. Colorfy takes the anxiety-reducing activity of coloring to your device display.
2. Jet (Free on Google Play)
The Amazon competitor, Jet, which boasts free two to five day shipping on orders over $35, was selected by Google for its great user experience.
3. Khan Academy (Free on Google Play)
Khan Academy started as a series of YouTube videos to teach people about math, science and the humanities. The Khan Academy app lets you do just that, but on-the-go.
4. Flipagram (Free on Google Play)
This app lets you make your own music videos using your photos and videos and free licensed music that isn’t lame.
5. Robinhood (Free on Google Play)
Buy and sell stocks (for free!) using this new app that’s been taking the app and finance world by storm.
6. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Free on Google Play)
Up your Instagram game with Adobe Photoshop’s mobile app. More likes and followers not included.
7. B & H Photo Video Pro Audio (Free on Google Play)
If you’re a photographer, videographer or audio person, chances are you’ve made a trip (or several) to B & H. Their new app is easy to use and lets you shop for new lenses and tech even when you’re on the way to a shoot.
8. Ginger Keyboard (Free on Google Play)
There are over 1,000 emojis, stickers and GIFs in this keyboard app, so you’ll never again have to fret about finding the perfect mood-matching symbol.
9. busuu (Free on Google Play)
This app is the Rosetta Stone for your phone. You can learn 11 different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish and French.
10. Cute (Free on Google Play)
Cute promises you 50 to 90 percent off retail prices on beauty products because they shop directly from manufacturers. Your makeup will be on point for a lot less.
1. Fallout Shelter (Free on Google Play)
In the mobile follow-up to the popular video game, Fallout, you can control the fates of vault-dwellers in a post-apocalyptic world.
2. Mobile Strike (Free on Google Play)
Mobile Strike is a war strategy game that lets you fulfill your fantasy of being action hero and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. As Arnold would say in Predator, “DO IT!”
3. Deer Hunter 2016 (Free on Google Play)
Hunting season’s open worldwide in this beautiful first-person shooter.
4. Clash of Clans (Free on Google Play)
Although the characters look cartoonish, your village won’t be as you battle rival villages in this strategy game.
5. Crossy Road (Free on Google Play)
As the name implies, you’ll cross the road to get to the other side as a chicken, a pigeon, a unihorse and more in this homage to Frogger.
6. DomiNations (Free on Google Play)
The third war strategy game on this Best of list, with DomiNations, you can conquer the world throughout history.
7. Candy Crush Soda Saga (Free on Google Play)
While Candy Crush may seem like old news, Google has the addicting puzzle game coming in at number seven.
8. Panda Pop (Free on Google Play)
You’ll want to burst your bubbles in Panda Pop, where you try to rescue panda cubs from an evil baboon.
9. Criminal Case (Free on Google Play)
Even you can be Columbo as you search for clues and fight for justice as a detective in this hidden object game.
10. Need for Speed No Limits (Free on Google Play)
Put the pedal to the metal as you compete in an underground racing ring.
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