Top Emerging Android Apps: Wallpapers, Madden, Electronic Arts & More

The top paid, free and grossing Android app charts are alive and well this week with several new and updated titles appearing across all of them. While many games to receive new updates are familiar — such as Angry Birds Seasons and Restaurant Story — some are completely new to mobile in general (e.g. Sprinkle), rising simply due to high quality. Of all the highlights today, the majority is as usual from the gaming genre, but it is worth noting that many of the top 50 apps are, in fact, utility and entertainment applications.

New Titles Within Top Paid Android Apps List

Koi PondKoi Live Wallpaper — The first new highlight to the top paid Android apps list is Koi Live Wallpaper. Ranking in at #12 this $0.99 app allows users to have a virtual koi fish pond as their device wallpaper. With this current version, users can customize their pond to some degree, changing the fish population, background image, and adding raindrops and lily pads. The app was last updated August 10th, and has grown drastically (in terms of installs) in recent days. Koi Live Wallpaper is developed by Kittehface Software, a 2010-founded company who hosts several wallpaper applications on the Android platform.

Sprinkle —  Sprinkle is a newly released physics game in which players must put out spreading fires before they consume nearby homes. In order to do so, players control the height and angle of a stationary fire hose, and use limited amounts of water to manipulate the terrain so that the water flow can reach all fires. Costing $1.50, the game is noted to have been last updated August 24th and is developed by a small Swedish company called Mediocre Games. Though Sprinkle is their first release, it is ranked at #21 on the Android paid charts and was also #19 for iPhone earlier this week.

Kevin Hart — The #22 app today is Kevin Hart. Another new release (August 25th), the game is a Doodle Jump style of game in which players use their smartphone’s accelerometer to move comedian Kevin Hart from platform to platform. The objective is to reach as high as possible without falling or running out of time. The game costs $1.00 and is credited to the company of Bent Pixels. Bent Pixels is a Las Vegas-based publisher of games for platforms such as iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. Thus far, Kevin Hart, is the only noted Android app under their name.

Smart KeyboardSmart Keyboard PRO — A recently updated (August 25th) utility application makes its way onto the top list at #24. Smart Keyboard PRO is a popular keyboard app that supports several languages, skins, and voice input. Additionally, the app contains a built in “smart” dictionary and its last update added in support for special characters for nearly two dozen languages such as French, German, and Italian. Smart Keyboard PRO is created by Dexilog, a technology company whose only noted Android application is the $2.87 Smart Keyboard PRO. Dictionaries for many of the supported languages in PRO can be downloaded on Android Market as well, for free.

Madden NFL 12 — One more new release appears on the top paid Android apps list. Released just August 30th is the new Madden NFL 12 from the second largest games developer in the world, Electronic Arts. More specifically, it is developed by EA Sports. Sitting in the #25 position, the football game is the latest iteration of the long running Madden franchise, boasting the most up-to-date NFL rosters and features such as “Total Defensive Control” and “Action Control Time,” in which players can pause the game and adjust their players’ positioning based on the situation at hand. Madden NFL 12 for Android costs $6.99.

New Titles Within Top Free Android Apps List

Drunk ManDrunk Man — Moving into the top free Android apps list, the #11 title is a strange game called Drunk Man. In the app players control a very drunk man by the name of David and must attempt to keep his swaying body upright long enough to reach the gift store for his very angry wife. Last updated August 26th, the game has been growing in recent time, but little information is provided regarding its developer GameLinkMe. The only other title from the company is another free app called Fishing Game.