Google has just announced the list of best games and apps for smartphones during 2015. This list also includes other things available on the Play Store such as movies, books, newsstand etc.
The list of games included popular titles such as Angry Birds 2, Asphalt Nitro, Clash of Clans etc but also had smaller Indie games such as Chhota Bheem Throne of Bali, Piano Tiles 2 etc. In terms of apps, you have the usual suspects such as Skype, TrueCaller, SwiftKey, MX Player, Whatapp, Twitter etc as well as Hotstar, Saavn, Smart Launcher 3 and more. Movies included Interstellar, American Sniper, Queen, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara etc. Books included the Shiva Trilogy, Sachin Tendulkar’s Autobiography, Fifty Shades series of books etc.
We aren’t sure what exactly the criteria was for choosing the apps since there are old apps and games as well as new ones. So it could be a mix of ratings, download numbers etc. The list also seems to change based on the region so in India for example, you could see Bollywood movies appearing on the list while perhaps you would have some French movies instead in France. While users would’ve heard of many of these apps, it still is a good move to let users know what they should be trying out and what they are missing out on.