YouTube has jumped to the top of the free Android apps list this week, according to research from Google Play. The app jumps from the No. 5 position last week, knocking Google Maps into the No. 2 slot. The rise could be timed with the presidential debates. YouTube will allow you to stream the presidential debates live tonight.

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. Read more