The top Android apps in the Google Play Store are Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Pandora Radio, Instagram, "Minecraft - Pocket Edition," "LIMBO," "Trivia Crack" and "Five Nights at Freddy's 3," as of March 2015. The top grossing Android apps include "Clash of Clans," "Game of War" and "Candy Crush Soda Saga."
The Google Play Store is the official app store for the Android mobile operating system. Apps in the Play Store are divided into categories such as communication, entertainment, games, media & video, photography, social, sports and travel, with each category divided into paid and free sections. Many of the most popular apps available on the Play Store are games or gaming related. Other popular types of apps include media streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Apps on the Play Store are ranked by a number of factors including total downloads, monthly usage, monthly uninstalls and user reviews. Many popular paid apps offer free versions that have either full functionality of the paid version supported by in-app advertising or offer a limited functionality version of the paid app. Some apps have versions optimized for larger displays such as those found on tablets, or for Android set top boxes, which provide rich entertainment experiences powered by the Android operating system on television sets.