Emerging top grossing android apps: Rage of Bahamut, Voice Search and Phase 10

As is standard with our weekly app roundups, games dominated the field, accounting for more than two thirds of the top grossing, free and paid Android apps. On the top grossing apps chart, Mobage’s card battle game Rage of Bahamut performed well, landing in the No. 11 spot. Photo apps and utilities, lead by primarily by Google Voice and Instagram, also finished strongly.

This week’s top grossing Android apps

MLB.com At Bat 12 – Major League Baseball leads both the iOS and the Android top grossing charts this week with its app MLB.com At Bat 12. The $14.99 app has been installed more than 50,000 times since it was released. The app gives baseball fans access to a free game of the day, home and away radio broadcasts, video highlights, news, standings, schedules, rosters, stats, a customizable home screen that can feature a user’s favorite team, and a searchable video archive.

Airport City — Game Insight’s latest hit appears to be Airport City. The free-to-play game’s installs have been increasing steadily, just recently breaking the 1 million install mark. The game was last updated on April 6 with Easter content that challenged players to collect Easter eggs, cut clover and catch Easter bunnies. Airport City is currently the No. 5 top grossing Android app.

Defender II — Droidhen continues its winning streak with this week’s No. 7 top grossing app, Defender II, a sequel to its free-to-play tower defense title, Defender. The game features a new battle mode, new lava moat, new tower, new research center and weapons. Defender II has been downloaded more than 1 million times since its release less than a month ago.

Samurai vs Zombies Defense — Moving down to the No. 8 spot, Glu Mobile’s Samurai vs Zombies Defense makes a strong showing. The free-to-play game was last updated on Apr. 7 with gameplay optimizations.

Rage of Bahamut — DeNA closes our Android top grossing roundup with its Mobage game Rage of Bahamut taking the No. 11 spot on the top grossing charts. The card battle game has more than 1 million players in Japan and has already been installed more than 100,000 times in the Google Play store. With the early success of Rage of Bahamut, North American audience may be seeing many more card battle type games coming their way.

This week’s top free Android Apps

Voice Search — Google’s official Voice Search app leads the free chart this week, holding the No. 1 position. Although last updated on June 21, 2011, according to the app’s Google Play listing, downloads have skyrocketed in the past week, with the app having now been installed more than 50 million times.

Instagram — Facebook-owned Instagram has proven to be a big hit on Android, cranking up more than five million installs since its release last week. The app, which allows users to take photos, apply filters to them and share them through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare, only works with Android 2.2 and above. It is currently the No. 8 free app on Google Play.

Angry Birds Space — While Rovio’s hit Angry Birds Space has been a mainstay of the top grossing charts on iOS, on Android the app hasn’t quite been the same level of hit. The latest entry in the Angry Birds franchise is this week’s No. 12 free app.

Temple Run — Imangi Studio’s free-to-play running game Temple Run has finally made the long awaited jump to Android. The game, which challenges players to outrun hordes of evil demon monkeys as they try to escape from an ancient jungle temple, was last updated on March 30 to add support for the Droid Bionic and the Droid Razr. The game has already notched up an impressive 172,663 five star reviews.