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

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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16 Comments

1. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nice job

2. nickmanic

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

9. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

lol nice spotting

3. ninjawill

Posts: 7; Member since: May 30, 2012

Why does android not have Pyramids 3D???

5. saadgadit

Posts: 8; Member since: May 23, 2012

U will get the nexus 8 at this price ;)

4. GeekMovement unregistered

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

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

15. ageffner

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

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

8. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 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

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

really? which apps were you referring to?

10. MelissaSoto87

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

11. scoot

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

Nice job, pa. Keem 'em comming!

16. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Is it available for Symbian phones?

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

18. hyderali

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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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