Google Play Top Charts in February 2020: Best Apps
Our smartphones are just amazing: they make our lives way easier and much more fun. Whether it’s checking the latest news, sharing information, updating the calendar, or playing games, smartphones have transformed the lives of millions across the world. These days, people and businesses are facing “wartime conditions” amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. As the COVID-19 cases are reported in all continents except Antarctica, Governments have advised people to stay indoors to help contain its spread. The use of smartphones has surged as people flocked to different networking platforms to connect with family members and friends, create and share videos about their routines, alleviate boredom, and stay up-to-date with crucial information on the outbreak.
As apps become a much-needed dose for human contact in this critical situation, we want to save your time by compiling a list of all the essential apps you must have on your Android devices. Let’s take a look at them:
|4||Google Chrome: Fast & Secure|
Viber Media S.à r.l.
SHAREIt Technologies Co.Ltd
|13||LINE: Free Calls & Messages|
|18||VK — social network and calls|
Looking at the charts, one thing is certain — many occupants are annihilated. Not only has the COVID-19 overhauled the apps at the top of the pantheon, it has toppled the entire chart. It seems strange, but the downloads of the most popular apps have significantly reduced in number, and new entrants have grabbed their places. Many apps down the charts could not retain their spots either.
First, BlockSite debuted at the second place to kick out Facebook Lite from the top five gang consisting of long term members YouTube, WhatsApp Messenger, Telegram, and Google Chrome. Though YouTube remains the premier app ruling the charts, WhatsApp and Telegram lost one spot each from their previous positions to land on third and fifth place. While Facebook broke up with the band, Google Chrome luckily moved one position upwards. Labeled as the Swiss Army Knife of the Internet, Chrome is the quickest way to get online and search content on the World Wide Web.
The next five apps desperately struggled to hold their places, but two of them — My Jio and Twitter — have been quarantined for some time. Google Photos rushed up the ladder to secure the sixth position, but Messenger and SHAREit were forced to dispense their ranks to newcomers. We welcome Instagram, Google Authenticator, and Viber Messenger at the seventh, ninth, and tenth spots. Instagram is among the popular photo-sharing apps, and people are using it to share their isolated lives with the world through a series of pictures. More and more people are drawn to Instagram for social news.
Similarly, Google Authenticator witnessed an increase in its number of users as they shift to online shopping and networking. This free security app will protect your accounts on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and other websites against password theft. Many communication apps, such as Viber have been used by people to make free calls, send messages, photos, and videos with friends to alleviate boredom. The deposed Facebook Lite finally managed to grasp the eight position and remains one of the popular mediums to disseminate information, though this platform is now accused of spreading fake information.
Now we move on to the other half of the charts. Facebook has successfully preserved its eleventh place. SHAREit and Messenger have been allocated twelfth and eighteenth ranks after getting evicted from the top ten league. New contenders, Line Messenger and Google Home, have just moved in at the thirteenth and fourteenth positions. While Line Messenger’s admission can be attributed to the jump in use of social networking services due to COVID-19, Google Home is a lifestyle app to set up, manage and control your smart devices. Google has turned its attention to non-US markets, especially China. The company wants to make it easier to set up smart devices by making the process more seamless than before with Google Assistant. Seems like this AI-powered voice assistant is quickly spreading to every corner of the tech world and has helped boost sales of Google Home.
Gmail just moved in a breeze to capture the fifteenth place; the only dramatic improvement on our charts. Arknights, VK — social network and calls, TikTok, and Google have landed on our charts to replace the old contenders. All these social networking platforms are uniting millions of secluded people around the world through messaging and news sharing.
At first glance, it looks like these digital platforms will stand to benefit from the COVID-19 outbreak as their user base is expanding. However, they are entirely immune from the virus and their ad business is taking a hit as advertisers with disrupted businesses are cutting their budgets.
These are the must-have apps you should pick right now from the Google Play Store. Be sure to leave us your valuable comment; we will be back with our well-curated list of apps next month.