Sep 22 AT 9:05 PM Steve Raycraft 3 Comments

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Moto Display, Hangouts Dialer


Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the 5 most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones that are most likely new and haven’t appeared in the Top 5 list more than 3 times.

1. Downhill Penguin

Downhill Penguin

App info: Downhill Penguin is a fun and addicting endless sliding game. Help Pebbles the Penguin get as far as he can by dodging obstacles like trees, water holes, and eskimos!

You can play via tilt or touch.


2. Moto Display

Moto Display

App info: Moto Display gives you what you need to know, when you need to know it–without waking your phone. Information discreetly appears on the screen, so you don’t have to turn the screen on to look at the time or see notifications.


3. Noyze Volume Panel

Noyze Volume Panel

App info: Noyze is a free app that gives you complete control over your device’s volume buttons. It is the only volume panel that does not require root, a custom ROM, or XPosed! Just activate noyze in Accessibility and enjoy!


4. Hangouts Dialer

Hangouts Dialer

App info: Now call any phone number in the world from your Hangouts app using your data connection. Download and install the Hangouts Dialer to activate phone calling functionality in the Hangouts app.


5. Moto Actions

Moto Actions

App info: Moto Actions responds to simple gestures without you having to touch the phone. Simply wave your hand above the phone to silence calls or snooze alarms. Or, open the camera with just two quick twists of your wrist.


Note:  To ensure that all apps receive a fair chance to make the list, we will retire any app that has made the list for three consecutive weeks and will place it in our Android and Me App Hall of Fame. We will post this Hall of Fame list in a dedicated series. Any app with * next to the title indicates it will now be added to our Hall of Fame list and will no longer be listed in this article.

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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  • Captdago

    I usually find these lists somewhat informative (about half of the apps I already knew about), but I’m kinda perplexed about the inclusion of proprietary apps like the two from Motorola above. Are they available on other devices besides Moto and Droid series? If they are, great. If not, why include something that impacts such a small, minute share of the market? They may be amazing phones but I don’t see the need for the inclusion of these. If I’m wrong, I guess I’ll be reading the new article about software updates for top of the line Siemens video phones. Because, you know, about the same amount of those have been sold too.

  • Barrett

    Agreed. Proprietary apps for specific devices only should not be listed.

  • irytek

    very good aplications :)