Google Names Best Apps of 2012 For Google Android Play

Wondering what kinds of apps to cram onto that new tablet or phone that Santa delivered? Wonder no more. Google has just delivered its year-end list of Best Android Apps for the year 2012, taking the legwork out of finding those gems in the hundreds of thousands of so-so applications out there. The "Bests" are sorted by genre and category, so gamers can find their top bets while travelers can do likewise over in another section.

As for some of the highlights? HD Widgets made the cut for a cheap-and-sexy way to customize your phone or tablet, while Google+ unsurprisingly nabbed the top pick for sharing your life. Everything from goofing off to staying productive is included, so check out the link below for the full list. And if you're on a mobile device, just visit the Google Play store to dig in from there.

Here's a look at some of the standouts:
  • Zappos
  • Expedia
  • Evernote
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Fancy
  • Mint
  • TED
  • Grimm's Snow White
  • Ancestry
  • SwiftKey 3
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • The Bard's Tale
  • Strikefleet Omega
  • Ocean HD
  • Nova Launcher
  • SongPop
  • wePlay
  • POPs for SMS
  • Banjo
  • Car Locator
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Smart Tools

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