Amazon's Alexa app took the top spot on both app store's lists of the best free apps dinner Wednesday while Fitbit was in the number 5 slot. Google Home took number 3 on the Android Play Store and came in seventh on the iPhone.
Since all three apps are needed to configure their respective devices, it is likely that many have received Amazon Echo or Google Home speakers, Chromecast streaming sticks and Fitbit trackers.
Among the other popular apps in both stores: The Tile app, for the popular track, was 20 on the iPhone and 47 on Android; iRobot Home, to control the Roomba vacuums robot, was 40 on the iPhone and 91 on Android; and the Ring app for the video doorbell was 41 on the iPhone and 65 on Android.
Other noticeable apps on both lists of the top 100 free apps include Roku (42 on iPhone, 44 on Android), HP's Sprocket mobile app (27 on iPhone) and Bose's Connect app (21 on iPhone) , 58 on Android). Google's Wear app for its Android smartwatches was 87 on iPhone and 41 on Android.
In their press release after the holidays, the Amazon Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and the HP Sprocket printer were among their best-selling electronics articles this holiday season. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the iRobot Roomba 690 were among the electronic giant's best-selling smart home devices.
Echo Dot, Four TV Stick 4K with brand new Alexa Voice Remote, and regular Echo were Amazon's best selling devices among its own Amazon Devices division of electronics products.
Another interesting app: Apple's move to the iOS app to switch from Android to iPhone was 25. on Google's top Android phone apps. According to a research released Wednesday by research firm CIRP, 16 percent of iPhone buyers who upgraded to a new phone after the October launch of the iPhone XR, switched to iPhone from Android, up from 11 percent in the 30-day period after the 2017s iPhone X launch.
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