Oct 06 AT 6:34 PM Steve Raycraft 2 Comments

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: HeadsUp, Moto Actions


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. Ready Contact List

Ready Contact List

App info: A beautiful contact list experience just hit the Play Store. Ready helps you to make calls confidently by showing the recent history related to the caller while the phone is ringing.


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. HeadsUp


App info: HeadsUp is a fork of AcDisplay mainly focused on displaying notifications while your device is on. It will inform you about new notifications while you’re browsing, gaming or watching movies by showing a minimal, beautiful popup that you can open directly or perform an action on.


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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  • Tangent

    Can these lists get trimmed a bit? Ones like the Moto Display, or other manufacturer-specific ones are just the updates for what used to be baked in to a manufacturer’s custom roms. They aren’t popular because lots of people are going out and installing them by choice; they’re popular because every Moto X or HTC M8, etc has them installed by default and of course will install the new version whenever it’s updated. They’re useless to anyone without that device, and it’s not a really good representation of it’s popularity.