Google names 10 best Android apps for 2012

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



1. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

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

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.

13. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

3. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Evernote Falcon Pro Pocket Flipboard AirDroid Solid Explorer AdFree = must have for rooted phones! I made a better list than Google!

16. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

4. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 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...

5. buscola

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 06, 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 :)

6. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

8. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

9. cjo1992

Posts: 25; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

10. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

12. joshsmithy-razri

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 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

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

15. GeekMovement unregistered

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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