Every company is trying to summarize its ups and downs for the previous year. So, Google isn’t an exception and it has recently published its rating list of the best applications in 2012 year for the most popular mobile platform (surely developed by Google Corp.) – Android.
The rating from Google includes 10 mobile Android apps. The list includes both some very popular apps and rather unfamiliar to a wide audience but promising developments.
Among the tops the experts singled out which a very widely spread cloud Evernote service that is used for information storage and organization and Pinterest social network used for video and photo sharing.
Besides, one of the innovative apps for Android according to Google is GrimmTs Snow White specially designed for Brothers Grimm’s tales introduction. This one is the only paid app included into the list (the prie is just about $ 1.5 in the Google Play Store).
In the list of ten best applications also the Pocket application can be found, this app allows users to load, store and read amazing articles in an offline regime; the popular service for travelling Expedia as well as Ancestry app for creating a family tree make the list diverse.
Google specialists have found a mobileapp for online shopping Fancy and the photo service Pixlr Express to be useful and noteworthy for the users.
In the end, the rating can boast of interactive Seriesguide Show Manager Service used for TV shows and the Ted app, the apps designed for watching industry gurus or public leaders’ speeches.
”Actually all of these applications are available worldwide and provide a great experience of interaction for smartphones and tablets users,” – one of the Google’s representatives said. It should be mentioned that Google has not considered any game app in the rating.
Earlier the best apps rating of 2012 was published by Apple, the main Google rival. Apple called a free Airbnb service of short-term rental housing to be the best application of 2012 year for iPhone users, and Rayman Jungle Run (available at $ 1.99) price turned out to become the iPhone game of the year. Draw Something game was called to be the most downloaded paid iPhone app, while the video hosting YouTube application has headed the rating of the most popular free iPhone mobile apps.
The best iPad application of 2012 was nominated the Paper by FiftyThree app, the app for making notes and sketches. The best game is The Room app. The most loaded and installed paid iPad app was an application for work with documents – Apple Pages, and the most liked free iPad app is Skype, an Internet phone service.
The list of the best apps from Apple boasts of much larger number of paid applications in comparison with the Google’s list, and their cost is significantly higher than the applications price in Google Play.
Android share in the global market has almost been doubled in the 3rd quarter of 2012 if to compare with the same period in 2011 and now it calculates up to 3/4 of the smartphone market, while Apple iOS has ended the year only with a 15% share. If to speak about tablet market Apple is still a leader here: its iPad line takes up to 50% of the whole market.