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Best new Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps for October 2012

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Best new Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps for October 2012
This is our monthly app selection with no games included. Go here for the best Android, iPhone and iPad games of October 2012.

October was a big month for apps. The big news is that Google finally caught up with Apple and now has 700,000 apps on Google Play, as many as the quantity on the App Store.

But quantity is not everything, and there still seems to be a very small (and diminishing gap) when it comes to quality new apps arriving on Android. Android has covered virtually all the essentials, but when it comes to novelty, Apple’s ecosystem still leads the way.

What could turn out to be very important as well is that October was a prelude to a busy November when we expect to see a boom in Windows Phone 8 apps. In the last month of this fall, developers are finally getting access to the WP8 SDK and should start pumping out new apps. Or at least Microsoft hopes so.

To avoid all confusion and flamewars in the comments, this month we are separating the iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps. First come the 10 best new iPhone and iPad apps, then our 10 picks for Android, and finally a couple of Windows Phone additions.

Check them all out below, and as always, you are welcome to chime in with suggestions for apps in the comments below!

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:36 2

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Nice job

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 12:23 2

2. nickmanic (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Great, but the screens of Tunigo Play is the wrong ones!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 17:29 1

9. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)

lol nice spotting

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:16

3. ninjawill (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2012)

Why does android not have Pyramids 3D???

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:08 2

5. saadgadit (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 May 2012)

U will get the nexus 8 at this price ;)

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:51

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

The Torando Live Wallpaper is awesome, have it and love it. Go Maxelus!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:19 2

6. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

since when is WP included in the best app articles at PA :'0

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:57 1

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

...and it's a touch-down for Windows!
Used to be "Best new apps of Android and iOS"
Now there's Windows too...:)
Got to love the sound of them three together!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:07 1

15. ageffner (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)

And Windows Phone got a whole 2... count them 1.... 2... ! Apps on there.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 17:21

8. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Is it just me or do the new android apps look better than the iOS apps as far as app design. I'm really glad developers are following the design guidelines set out by google and more and more app developers need to follow from these examples

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 01:22

12. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

really? which apps were you referring to?

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:03 1

10. MelissaSoto87 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I've been looking for a good yoga app FOREVER! Thank you!! Love the Pyramids 3D app too!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:06

11. scoot (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)

Nice job, pa. Keem 'em comming!

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 13:02

16. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)

Is it available for Symbian phones?

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 20:06

17. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

1-10 - IOS 11-20 Android 21-22 WP, and 21 is available on ios AND android already, LMAO.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:30

18. hyderali (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

Many apps are updated and new versions are released because of IOS7 - Banckle Chat app for IOS is one of them - banckle.com/blog/banckle-released-new-version-of-l​ive-chat-ios-app.html

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