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10 Best Android Apps Of 2012

Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.
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Flipboard left the exclusive confines of iOS and came to Android in 2012. A free aggregation app for your favorite news services and social sites, it retrieves articles from online publications and popular social services such as Facebook and Twitter. The beauty of Flipboard is its swipe-friendly magazine-style UI -- simply "flip" through the pages with a swipe of the finger to move to the next page of articles. Flipboard displays posts and photos shared by your Facebook friends too. One bummer: the Android app is optimized for smartphones, not tablets, although a tablet-specific version will likely emerge as Android slates gain ground.

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9/6/2014 | 12:11:28 AM
Trave Guide app
Let's not forget travel apps like ov9292 that is a big help when traveling to Europe. It covers all public transportation, with up to date info about all aspects regarding traveling by train, bus or other means.
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7/4/2014 | 10:47:19 AM
Camera zoom fx apk best app
The best apps till now could be camera zoom fx apk . That turns a older android build in camera in to a super camera.
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5/13/2014 | 7:06:13 AM
re: 10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
try Instafusion app.....it has a very easy and beautiful interface.....i just love this app....
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4/29/2014 | 8:41:01 AM
Android insufficient storage available
There are some people having trouble installing new apps, this is unfortunately a common problem with android phones but can be fixed in a simple way as you can see here.
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12/20/2012 | 9:46:03 PM
re: 10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Google's malware scanner utility is a MUST have all Android users!
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12/19/2012 | 7:26:34 PM
re: 10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
I agree that Google Drive is a useful app. WhatsApp might be, if it didn't require a cellular radio (it isn't compatible with my wifi-only ICS tablet, for example). Slingplayer doesn't have a trial version, and I am not about to spend $15 to find out if it works well. The rest of them strike me as useless, too expensive, or not trustworthy.
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