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Google: Best Android Apps Of 2012

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has released a list of the best Android apps of 2012. The list was selected by the company’s smart phone and tablet users, the full list can be found here. The apps covered in the list come from a wide range of service areas. Here’s our rundown of the best Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) apps of 2012.


The Ted App was highlighted as one of the best apps of 2012 for educational purposes. The app allows users to listen to and watch talks from some of the worlds foremost experts on a range of disciplines, it’s a must have for daily learning and exposure to new ideas.

The Ancestry App is another favorite and probably fits into education as well as any other category, bar genealogy. The app underwent a major change in interface in 2012 and that change led to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) branding it one of the best Apps of 2012.


Evernote is probably one of the most loved apps on the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) list. There are thousands, if not millions, of people around the world, who simply wouldn’t get anything done without the apps cool interface and easy to navigate task management.


Pinterest really took off in the latter half of 2012, and the unexpected social network’s success, along with exceptional app design put pinterest for Android on the top ten for 2012. The app allows users to put pins on almost anything, and have their picks go directly to their boards.

A second, and less known, social app that made the 2012 list is Fancy for Android. Similar to Pinterest in many ways, Fancy allows users to collect and buy products from a user generated catalog. The free App has already pushed past one million downloads and continues to charge forth.


Three very different Apps make the list in media. the first is a touch optimized children’s story book, Grimm’s Snow White. The book introduces young children to the world of touchscreen devices, and the world of Grimm’s fairy tales.

Pocket, a reading material cataloger, also makes the list. This app allows you to select articles from the web to download and save to read later, the app will also record your position in those articles so you never lose track of where you were reading.

The third app to make the media list is Seriesguide Show Manager. This innovative app allows you to keep track of you favorite TV shows and forms a great companion for any TV lover.


Expedia is still one of the most useful apps on the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android market place. The app makes travel plans easy and provides a beautiful travel planning experience.

Though not strictly a travel app, Pixlr Express would certainly form a perfect companion for any trip abroad. The application has a wide range of editing and correction tools, to make those holiday snaps all the better.

If you’ve got any Android Apps you loved in 2012, why not leave us a note in the comments?