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Best Apps of 2016: Google Play announces ‘Best of 2016’

Google Play Best of 2016

The new year is yet to arrive, but the tech giant Google announced a list of top apps in 2016. The company releases a list of best performing applications, games, movies, TV shows, and books on Google Play every year.

Google announced its ‘Best of 2016’ in a blog post, which is global, while the company requests readers to visit play store for the local listings of Best Apps of 2016 and Best Games of 2016.

Commenting on the announcement, Google said, “As the year draws to a close, we’re thrilled to announce Google Play’s most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books globally in 2016.”

As the popular game, PokemonGo is still not launched officially in India, it missed out and the Game of the year title on Google Play is stolen by Clash Royal, but it managed to capture captured the top trending game spot. While, the Best App of 2016 is received by Prisma photo editing app.

Moreover, the Force and Harry Potter were no match for a different kind of superhero as Deadpool and “Deadpool Kills the Universe” dominated the movie and book charts this year. Game of Thrones kept The Walking Dead away to once again claim the Iron Throne as the most popular TV show of 2016.

Twenty One Pilots had no need to feel “Stressed Out” as their single came in as the number one most streamed song of the year, but don’t feel “Sorry” for Justin Bieber who came in at number two.

Google Play’s Global Best of 2016 Lists

Top Trending Apps of 2016 in India

  1. BeautyPlus Me – Perfect Camera
  2. Voot TV Shows Movies Cartoons
  3. Google Duo
  4. Mr Voonik -Online Shopping Men
  5. Tap Emoji Keyboard

Top Trending Games of 2016 in India

  1. Train Simulator 2016
  2. Sultan: The Game
  3. Traffic Rider
  4. Talking Tom Gold Run
  5. Grand Gangsters 3D

Made in India

  1. Indian Rail Train PNR Status by Ixigo.com
  2. Recipe Book
  3. HealthifyMe Weight Loss Coach
  4. Myntra Online Shopping App
  5. Hello English: Learn English

Top Trending Apps of 2016 (Global)

  1. Face Changer 2
  2. Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor
  3. Castbox – Podcast Radio Music
  4. Emoji Keyboard Pro
  5. MSQRD

Top Trending Games of 2016 (Global)

  1. Pokémon GO
  2. Clash Royale
  3. Traffic Rider
  4. slither.io
  5. Dream League Soccer

Top 5 Streamed Songs of 2016 (Global)

  1. Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
  2. Sorry, Justin Bieber
  3. One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
  4. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
  5. Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy

Top 5 Movies of 2016 (Global)

  1. Deadpool
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Zootopia
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Top 5 TV Shows of 2016 (Global)

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. The Big Bang Theory
  4. Mr. Robot
  5. The Flash

Top 5 Books of 2016 (Global)

  1. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
  4. The Art of War by Tzu Sun
  5. Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

Source: Gadgets360, Google

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  • In a blog posted on Friday, Google Play announced its global ratings for the year 2016 with Pokemon Go leading the popular games, Face Changer 2 topping the apps list and Game of Thrones leaving all the TV shows behind.

    Face Changer 2 is a photo-editing tool, using which, users can apply lots of funny edits to their pictures. LatestOne,com

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