Brightest Flashlight Free and The Weather Channel app have joined the top of the free Android apps list this week, according to research from Google Play. Both apps were useful tools during Hurricane Sandy.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

To prepare for Mediabistro’s upcoming Media App Summit on December 3, 2012, we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content.

Top Free Android Apps of the Week

1. Facebook for Android

2. Pandora 

3. Instagram

4. Facebook Messenger

5. The Weather Channel

6. Skype

7. Twitter

8. Brightest Flashlight Free

9. Netflix

10. Zedge