Best new Android, iPhone and iPad apps for December 2012

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

2013 is already here and in full swing, getting ready for the biggest electronics show for North America, CES 2013, kicking off in just a few days, but in the meantime we’ll have just enough time to take a quick look back at December, the last month of 2012, and see what awesome apps it brought to us.

First, we have to say that this was an amazing year for apps and games on mobile. Best news of the year is that for smartphones there is now almost no app gap between Android and the iPhone. Developers have finally realized we’re living in a world of smartphone duality and began coding for both platforms.

Most high-profile apps are now being released simultaneously for both iOS and Android. The brightest example came with Snapseed this month. The $4.99 iOS app acquired earlier by Google made a splashing debut on Android, selling for the sweet price of zero, and the price on iOS was also slashed to free.

But we have some innovative and surprising apps in this month’s list. What’s more important - we have plenty of reasons to get excited about app development in the forthcoming year. While hardware now goes to quad-cores and 1080p displays, we are already starting to see less excitement about specs, and more about what we can do with all this hardware. And that’s the question that really matters.

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9 Comments

1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

It's true that Facebook app on android is now lot more faster and smoother ! Now, photos load a LOT LOT FASTER !!

2. windroid unregistered

What about including best WP8 apps too?

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Are there any...??????

5. windroid unregistered

Phonearena thinks the same way as you...

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well there's a rarity: 'stop the presses'!

7. windroid unregistered

Yes, kind of rare, bet all WP apps became crap in December... - Best new Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps for September 2012 - Best new Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps for October 2012 - Best new Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone apps for November 2012

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That Send It Pro app' looks killer; probably best and most efficient of the bunch! I also think it was very magnanimous of Google to make available [again] Google Maps for iOS [FOR FREE], considering the iNgraciOus nature of that platform's parent company.

8. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

going to dl some of those

9. SleepingOz unregistered

Weather Live is beautiful but needs improvements.

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