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Best App of 2018 on Google Play

JOOX Music is the app that crowned User’s Choice Awards for Hong Kong in 2018, according to the latest ranking list.

Google Play unveiled the Best of 2018, including Best Apps, Best Games, Best Books, Best Audiobooks, and Best Movies. It also unveiled User’s Choice Awards – for the first time, over 2 billion Android users from 215 countries voted among 20 nominated apps and games of their respective regions.

JOOX Music, a free music streaming app, won the User’s Choice App for Hong Kong. It features streaming radio, recommended and personalised playlist, real-time sharing, as well as live broadcast of JOOX Live gigs by singers. Paid users can download the songs for offline listening and choose high quality for streaming.

Norman Tam, general manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan Office, International Business Group, Tencent, said: “With our wide range of exclusive entertainment and music content including concerts, international music events, JOOX-owned live performances, themed playlists and new entertainment and music features such as the Karaoke function, JOOX will continue to select and offer the best and hottest music and live events to all JOOX users.”

Google Play’s Best App of 2018 goes to Drops. Drops makes language learning more interesting as useful vocabulary is beamed into memory via minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games. Its 5-minute learning sessions gamify language learning processes.

Google Play’s Best Apps of 2018 (in no particular order):

PUBG MOBILE won Google Play’s Best Game, Most Competitive Game, and User’s Choice Game of 2018. The battle game allows 100 players parachute onto a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown, with features including realistic weapons, friends team-ups and fair gaming environment. The game provides rich visual detail and realistic gameplay effects.

Google Play’s Best Games of 2018 (in no particular order):

In addition to apps and games, this year Google Play launched audiobooks for the first time. Best Audiobooks of 2018, in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, include Principles, 聽故事學英文 第一輯(廣東話), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 不懂魔獸世界你怎麼當主管, and Call Me by Your Name. Hongkongers also enjoy accessing to a wide range of books on Google Play. Best Books of 2018 include financial management works (股票勝經, 現金流為王, 50穩健收息股); fortune telling books (2018 戊戌年行運通勝), as well as self-learning works (完全日語自修課程 and 前彎,最強舒筋活血法).

Since October this year, Google Play updated purchased SD and HD movies to 4K for free. Best Movies of 2018 include Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ready Player One, Black Panther (2018), and Justice League.

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