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.

MotoPrint — Finally moving down to the No. 24 spot on the free app charts, we find Motorola’s MotoPrint app. The utility allows users to print directly from their Motorola Android phones.

This week’s top paid Android apps

Draw Something by OMGPOP — Zynga’s newest acquisition, the social Pictionary game Draw Something leads the paid Android charts in the No. 1 position again this week. On sale for $0.99, the game has racked up more than 500,000 installs and is the No. 1 paid Android app in more than 80 countries. The paid version of the game comes with 50 free coins, 2500 words and five free bombs.

Cut the Rope: Experiments — Russian developer Zeptolab takes both the No. 6 and No. 7 spots on the top paid Android app charts this week. It’s No. 7 ranked game Cut the Rope: Experiments was last updated on March 30. It costs $0.99 and comes with 125 levels.

Phase 10 — Independent developer Magmic Inc’s card game Phase 10 takes the No. 17 spot on the paid app charts. The game, which features 15 player avatars, three difficulty levels and support for French, German, Italian and Spanish has been downloaded more than 10,000 times. The game costs $0.99 but there is also a free trial version.

Train Crisis HD — Moving down to the No. 27 spot, U-Play Online’s puzzle game Train Crisis HD has found success. The app challenges players to steer moving trains around obstacles and guide them safely to their destinations. The $0.99 game comes with 42 levels and promises more on the way.

Diptic — Last but not least, Peak System’s photo app Diptic closes out our Android charts. The app saw a sudden peak in popularity in the last week or so, despite not being updated since Sept. 12, 2011. It allows users to make collage style layouts with their photos and share the results on Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Posterous and Tumblr.

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