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PUBG Mobile, YouTube TV to Black Panther: Google Play ‘Best of 2018’ winners revealed

This is the first time where Google has also added a “Fan Favorite” category giving users a chance to select their own apps, games, and movies.

  • Published: December 3, 2018 4:55 PM IST
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Google has just revealed the list of winners from its “Best of 2018” awards. The company holds these awards on an annual basis to highlight high-quality selections across apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books. The company listed all the winners along with top five picks in each category in a dedicated post on its Google Keyword Blog.

The results come weeks after the company initially started prompting users to vote for their favorite apps on Google Play Store. According to the announcement post, this is the first time where Google has also added a “Fan Favorite” category giving users a chance to select their own apps, games, and movies.

According to the announcement, unsurprisingly, PUBG Mobile was the “Fan Favorite” game for the year, YouTube TV was the “Fan Favorite” app for the year, and Avengers: Infinity War is the “Fan Favorite” movie for the year.

Moving ahead, Drops: Lean 31 new languages was the best app for 2018, PUBG Mobile was the best game of 2018, and Black Panther won as the best movie for the year. Moving to the top-five lists for the year, the top five movies for 2018 in decreasing order are Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Deadpool 2.

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Top five TV shows for the year in decreasing order are The Walking Dead, Riverdale, The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, and PAW Patrol. The top five ebooks for the year in decreasing order include Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, The Outsider by Stephen King, Fear by Bob Woodward, 12 Rules of Life by Jordan B Peterson, and Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.

Last but not least, the top five audio books for the year include 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, Fear by Rob Woodward, Becoming by Michelle Obama, and The Outsider by Stephen King.

  • Published Date: December 3, 2018 4:55 PM IST