Emerging Android Apps: Blood & Glory, ChuChu Rocket and Sleepy Jack

After several weeks of stagnation, the Android charts are starting to show a bit more life thanks to solid performance from releases by Silvertree Media, Glu Mobile, EA and Disney Interactive. While games still remain the most popular genre of app, utilities managed to squeeze into the free and paid charts, thanks to the popularity of Voxer’s new Walkie-Talkie PPT app and a sale on Polyclef Software’s popular Easy Tether Pro app.

New Titles on the Android Top Grossing Apps List

[Update] Paradise Island – Game Insight continues to dominate Android charts with Paradise Island. Currently ranked #3 on the top grossing charts, the Russian developer’s management sim hasn’t left the upper reaches of the charts since Google started keeping a record of the highest grossing apps on the platform. The app was last updated on November 22nd with Thanksgiving themed items, new quests and buildings.

Blood & Glory – This week the #14 top grossing app is Glu Mobile’s latest game, Blood & Glory. Featuring swipe and slash mechanics similar to the ones found in Infinity Blade, Blood & Glory is a combat game where gladiators must battle their way through a series of brutal and bloody tournaments in order to survive. Players can use healing potions and get better armor and weapons to improve their chances of survival, but those items must be either earned through battle or bought via in-app purchases. Our full review of the game can be found here.

SimCity Deluxe – EA’s classic city-builder Sim City is seeing renewed life with an a new Android game that picks up where Sim City 2000 left off. Currently occupying the #29 spot on the top grossing Android charts, Sim City Deluxe gives players seven different scenarios and seven starter cities to worth from as they attempt to take their town from the middle of nowhere to the most important place in the world. Sim City Deluxe was released on November 10th and costs $4.99.

We Rule – Ngmoco:)’s free-to-play game We Rule is the #39 top grossing app this week, and the highest ranked Mobage app on the Android charts. The social game allows players to create and customize their own virtual kingdoms, but also requires them to work with other players to accomplish frequently updated goals and tasks. We Rule monetizes through in-app purchases.

Easy Tether Pro – While tethering applications can’t stay on the iOS store for more than a few hours the case is very different on the Android market, were Polyclef Software’s EasyTether Pro has had no problems and has been available without interruption for over a year. On sale for $4.99 thanks to a Cyber Week discount, the app allows users to send internet from their phones to a PC, Mac, Wii, Xbox, PS3 or even a Linux box.

New Titles on the Android Top Free Apps List

Turkey Blast: Reloaded – Online game portal Ezone.com’s newest game Turkey Blast: Reloaded kicks off this week’s free Android listings in the #9 spot. The tap controlled shooter challenges players to shoot as many turkeys as they can within a certain amount of time. The game has 12 levels, 14 weapons, 5 types of powerups and lets players obliterate 12 different kinds of turkeys.

Voxer Walkie-Talkie PTT – Text messaging may be the most common and convenient way to communicate now, but San Francisco-based Voxer’s #19 ranked app Walkie-Talkie PPT is proving people still want to send short messages by voice. Users of the free service can send group messages, texts and photos to anyone of their friends that have the app. The app is free and does not feature any adds. Walkie-Talkie PPT also allows users to connect through Facebook to make adding their friends easier.