Google has now made it slightly easier for Android users to find the top-rated apps of the year on the Google Play store, by published the 'Best Apps of 2014' section.
The Best Apps of 2014 section on Google Play features 64 apps in total, including some popular apps like Shazam, TuneIn Radio, Uber, Skype Qik: Group Video Chat, and Secret. Also, not all the apps listed are free to download.
The list includes seven paid apps, namely Amazing World Atlas, Ultimate Guitar Tabs & Chords, Facetune, Afterlight, 7 Minute Workout Challenge, djay 2 and Over. The full list of apps is available to browse or download on the Best Apps of 2014 page.
Notably, at around the same time last year, Google released the Top Apps and Games of 2013 list, a part of the company's users' choice awards.
According to Q3 data by App Annie, Google Play led the App Store in free downloads and got a major contribution from emerging markets. The App Annie Index: Market Q3 2014 report claims that Google Play downloads exceeded App Store downloads by around 60 percent in Q3 2014 as compared to the same time last year. The App Store however still generated more revenue than Google Play, and was ahead by 60 percent. The report also claimed that games saw big revenue growth in Q3 2014.
It is worth noting that Google in September also revealed the first set of Android apps for Chrome OS. The company announced four apps - namely Duolingo, a free language-learning app; Evernote, the popular note taking app; Sight Words, an app to help improve your child's reading skills, and Vine, for creating short, looping videos. We can expect Google to announce few more Android apps compatible with Chrome OS in the coming months.