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Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week: LightBox, Camera360, Another World, …

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Every week we cover Android gaming on Wednesday, followed by Top 10 app updates on Friday. Now every Monday we will look back and see which ones were the most crowd-pleasing among our audience. Read on for the 10 most popular Android apps from your peers.

1. Camera360

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I called this app my favorite camera replacement last week, and it was the most clicked download of the week. I really enjoyed the simplicity of how it worked, but it’s still slow to start up. Camera360 has now seen their daily installs spike to a monthly high, while still averaging a review score of 4.3.

2. Another World

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The 20th anniversary edition of the classic platform game Another World came in a close second. Even though the game offers updated HD graphics and enhanced sound, I didn’t feel like throwing down $4.99 to replay this game I wasn’t a huge fan of. The game only sold between 1,000-5,000 copies, but it’s being well received with an average review score of 4.3.

3. Angry Birds Space

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Rovio hyped up Angry Birds Space the last couple of weeks and we were not surprised to read over 10 million people installed the game in three days. Most of our readers went with the free version, supported by battery-killing ads.

4. LightBox

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LightBox came in 4th place when we listed it as an alternative to Instagram for Android. Over 1 million users have already joined the Lightbox community, where they can follow and interact with friends and creative people from around the world.

5. QuickPic

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We have mentioned QuickPic several times in the last couple weeks, and it continues to be a popular alternative to the native Gallery app. Even on new phones like the Galaxy Nexus, the default Gallery app can become slow and unresponsive. QuickPic describes their app as “more quick and clear then the lazy stock Gallery.” We agree.

6. Pixlr-o-matic

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I installed this app after using Camera360, and I think I enjoy Pixlr-o-matic the most. It has a more polished look than Camera360 and offers more frames and lighting effects. Both are free, so try out each one and see what you like.

7. MyTracks

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Google’s MyTracks has been around a long time, but it saw a spike in attention this week with a new update. The latest feature allows users to play a recorded GPS track as a tour using the Google Earth mobile client. Sounds pretty cool, but I haven’t tried it out yet. Let us know if you did.

8. MX Video Player

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This video player has been around awhile and already has over 10 million installs, but it’s still not very well known. MX Video Player is available for free and plays just about any video file on your Android device. Did you know it also supports multi-core decoding, which shows up to 70% performance improvement than single-core devices?

9. Beauty Camera

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Another camera app from our Instagram alternatives made its way into the Top 10 list. I tried out Beauty Camera to see what it was about, and was not that impressed with the editing features that it offered. Others have found it useful, since it has over 1 million installs and still maintains an average review score of 4.1.

10. Aging Booth


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I was kind of surprised to see that Aging Booth only had 1 million installs, because all the camera apps from PiVi & Co are awesome. This is a great app to have a laugh with your family and friends. (p.s. Where did Zombie Booth go?)