Google Announces Their 'Best Apps of 2015' for the Play Store; See if You Agree with Their Choices

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Google got a bit lazy in choosing their "Best Apps of 2015 for the Google Play Store." From what we can tell these lists where auto-generated based on ratings, downloads, and popularity in their category, instead of being "hand-picked." Basically, the apps that made the list this year were all "safe choices."

    Most of them are excellent, (we especially agree with Robinhood, HBO Now and a few others), but a few could hardly be considered the best of the year. Here's a link to peruse the list: Best Apps of 2015 - Google Play

    Be sure to come back and let us know what you think of Google's "choices."
     
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    I totally agree, a very lazy list. Haven't even heard of many of them.
     
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    Yeah. Idk if they're going on average rating or downloads or what, but I'm not very impressed with the list. I'm wondering how many of these follow Material Design guidelines and etc.

    These lists are always pretty subjective anyway. Just because they got high ratings or a large number of downloads doesn't mean they're in the running for a BEST app of the year. The app could be garbage by certain standards and still inexplicably popular and still make a top apps list.
     
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    Wow, not many of their own G apps in that list. Photos may have been the only one.
     
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    And YouTube Kids, but yeah. Looking like they didn't PICK these top apps.

    Here's a more comprehensive list of the best of the play store-games, apps, books, movies, tv, etc.
    Best of 2015 - Google Play
     
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    Wow, that is a terrible list. While some on there are decent, i highly doubt those are the best. They should really check the lists against more people to figure out if their list is accurate or even close.
     
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    I haven't heard of most of these apps either..
     
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    What a list I have all those apps on my phone ...all one of one ...haha


    6s plus Tapatalk
     
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    We can't judge the apps by seeing the appearance of it may have it has a good tricks or something that's nice. We don't know what it can do.
     
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    pretty much safe choices.. some of these I've just heard today