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Google names 10 best Android apps for 2012

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Google names 10 best Android apps for 2012
After Apple surprised with some of its picks for best apps and games of the year, Google has now also decided to announce its top 10 Android app picks for 2012.

Interestingly, not all of the apps were launched in 2012, some got huge updates boosting their functionality and allowing them a place on this list. Overall, there are no huge surprises - apps like Evernote, Pocket and Pinterest have long been in our list of essential Android titles. Here is Google’s 2012 top 10 apps:



Are there any other apps you wish made it into the Android top 10 for 2012?

source: Google Play

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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 02:19 1

1. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Series guide is a lifesaver, the rest... Well lets just say i can think of a better top 10 :)

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 07:05 2

7. Aeires (unregistered)


I don't have any of them but was thinking about trying Ancestry. I'd also have put Nova Launcher in the list because it brings those subtle tweaks to the UI that are missing in stock vanilla, like continuous scrolling of the desktop.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:09

13. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


i'm about to get my nexus 4 in a week..can you suggest a useful launcher apart from stock vanilla?

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 03:15 1

2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1665; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Pixlr express is awesome....
Great photo editing app for android ever...

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 04:04 2

3. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Evernote
Falcon Pro
Pocket
Flipboard
AirDroid
Solid Explorer
AdFree = must have for rooted phones!

I made a better list than Google!

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:38

16. TheOldOne (Posts: 100; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


agree. You should move also solid Explorer up in the list imho.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 04:04 1

4. shayan (Posts: 150; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I hope you had a little explenation for every app. some of them I know. but grims snow white? what did make that special? Isnt there a ton of grims tales in play store?
I unfortunatly, dont know half of these apps...

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 05:34

5. buscola (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


Bleh those apps are ok, but "best"... Try this one, streetquest - run is a game, this is app that i can easily call best :)

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 06:16

6. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


they put pixlr express but not their own snapseed. both are good but they seems less confident with what they bought. snapseed give more advance editing I never experience before. should replace the game app.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 09:03

8. rasinhussy (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)


Evernote is really the only app I would consider the "best" from the list. Add Dropbox, Waze, and Last Pass and we're getting closer.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 12:00

9. cjo1992 (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 May 2012)


No Flipboard? I agree with Pocket being in the list though. It's very useful.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 13:37

10. frustyak (Posts: 168; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


I think it's a bit presumptuous to declare one definitive list. A quick glance at the other comments shows everyone has their own personal favorites and must-haves.
For example, there isn't a "Top-10" or "Must-Have" list that doesn't include Evernote. It's the best app in the world that I NEVER use. It's simply taking up space on my devices.
On the other hand, the humle little Google Reader app will always have a shortcut on my Home screen; as much as I try to get into the fancy flipping animations of Flipboard, I find I get every news feed I want in one easily scrollable list in Google Reader.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:18

11. downphoenix (Posts: 2414; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I hear you there. Flipboard looks great, but as far as functionality it is terrible. Showing only 2 stories per page, and having to flip them, is REALLY REALLY annoying. The aestetic is great but the practicality is awful.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:32

12. joshsmithy-razri (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


So when apple announced there top apps 2012 did they include google maps because we all know that got downloaded loads as apple maps where a disaster lol or did that just not show google maps

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 20:50

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6719; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm going to try out Pixlr Express. Need something to edit my pictures on my phone. Downloading it now cause it have nice reviews and good stars. At least I don't have to deal with the over rated Instagram

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 01:00

15. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I love pixlr express. really simple easy tool for anyone to use. many features. friendly user interface. best photo editing app on android in my opinion. Snapseed would come second for me.

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