The world didn’t end on December 21st and now the year is slowly but surely coming to a close. Last week many companies, Google included, posted videos highlighting and wrapping up 2012 and today Google’s done the same thing with apps and music from the Google Play Store. Below is just a few noteworthy mentions of Google’s top apps, music, movies, and books from the world of Android.

This year in Google’s Android apps and music wrap up twelve apps or games made the list, then there’s tons of books, a few magazines, movie rentals, and of course top hits in music. There’s one page summing them all up here, as well as individual lists too. If you were expecting to find some gold in here with apps you’ve never tried, this won’t be it. Instead they’re all pretty popular choices, although I’m not to fond of most.

I mean Midnight in Paris, a chick flick with Woody Allen of all things made the list — what does that tell you? All jokes aside Google’s gathered a pretty good list here. Apps include Pocket, the offline reader app. Pixler Express for photography, and Ancestry for well — Ancestry. They’ve also got Zappos, Pinterest, Evernote, or apps like Expedia for travel. So nothing amazing, but pretty useful apps for the general public.

Then movies like 21 Jump Street made the cut — that movie was awesome. Then we have Drive, and a movie I’ve never heard of called Moonrise Kingdom. Then we have a few books (no Twilight thankfully) some Fiona Apple music and that pretty much wraps it up. I’m not sure how or what Google used for this list, but probably consists of most downloaded or clicked items from their Google Play Store. We gathered a few of our own apps for phones and tablets on Christmas, and only one of Google’s made the list. That would be Evernote. Here’s the full lists

Best of 2012: Apps
Best of 12: Music
Best of 2012: Movies
Best of 2012: Games

What were your favorite apps of 2012? Drop us a comment below.

  • GordanShumway

    As an Android user I really dug the Google Best Of list. I’ve
    used a lot of the apps they mentioned, but there were plenty I’ve been meaning
    to and am now looking to download. One of my coworkers here at DISH recommended
    Pixlr Express to me, and I love it. I’m also a big fan of Evernote, which also
    made the list. My all time favorite app has to be the DISH Remote Access app,
    though. It doesn’t matter if I’m travelling or just relaxing in bed, it’s a
    must. It lets me watch live or recorded TV off my home receiver using just my
    phone or tablet, as long as there is a wifi or 3G connection.