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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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Microsoft's free Xbox SmartGlass app turns your mobile device into an Xbox console remote. When you start a game, movie or TV show, SmartGlass automatically retrieves additional content, such as movie trivia and photo galleries. It's a prime example of the burgeoning second screen phenomenon where TV viewers watch the big screen with a smaller screen (e.g., phone or tablet) by their side. SmartGlass's current capabilities are limited, but like similar apps from pay-TV providers such as Verizon FiOS, Xfinity and Time Warner Cable, it promises to drive a stake through the heart of the notoriously hard-to-use TV remote.

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Tibor Klampar
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12/20/2012 | 9:46:03 PM
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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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