Google Touts The 12 Best Android Apps of 2012

It’s that time of year again. Google is looking back on the best Android apps of the past year. On Friday, the Internet search giant and Android giant …

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It’s that time of year again. Google is looking back on the best Android apps of the past year.

On Friday, the Internet search giant and Android giant released a list of the 12 best Android apps of the past year. Virtually all of these top apps are currently available (many for free) on both Android phones and tablets. So if you’re yet to try them, here’s the list of the must-have apps from the past year according to Google.

Drumroll, please…

  1. Zappos
  2. Evernote
  3. Pinterest
  4. Grimm’s Snow White
  5. Pocket
  6. Expedia
  7. Ancestry
  8. Fancy
  9. Mint
  10. SeriesGuide Show Manager
  11. Pixlr Express
  12. Ted

“These are some of the best apps available in Google Play,” writes Tavares Ford on the Google Play blog. “Some launched in 2012 while others issued updates that achieved a great combination of utility, beauty and accessibility. Almost all of them are available globally and offer a great user experience on both tablets and phones. From excellent tools to objects of beauty, each of these applications represents the best of Google Play.”

Do you agree or disagree with any of Google’s selections? If so, we would love to read a top 12 list of your own in a comment below.

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    There is no doubt that Facebook and Instagram will be part of the top Android apps (even in iOS too). But aside from these two apps, Pinterest and Expedia are great apps too. For 2013, I'm pretty sure that a lot of Android users are looking forward to more smartphone apps to enjoy and to make lives a lot easier.

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    I agree with Pinterest, but I have never tried the rest so I’m not sure where I stand with those. I will give them a try though to see what they are all about. I really don’t have that many apps on my phone to make a list, but some of my favorites include: Chase, DISH Remote Access (DRA), Dolphin Browser and Pandora. The one I tend to use the most is DRA. One of the girls I work with at DISH got me a Sling Adapter a long time ago, so since then I’ve been using the app to watch all of my favorite shows from home, live or recorded, everywhere I go in the world. It’s nice to have when I want some entertainment on the go, but I especially love that no matter where in the world I go I never have to miss my shows from back home!