Our selection of best applications for Android has already become a classic post of AndroidADN since we have been discussing and selecting the best apps updated and released monthly throughout this year.
Today, we are in the month of October, and having had time to think and discuss things a bit, already I am able to recommend a number of applications that have made headlines in the month of September.
Thus, I bring you once again a compilation of the best applications for Android that have been released or updated during the month of September 2012.
Best Android Apps 2012 (September)
Robin is clearly one of the first applications in which we have thought. This is the number one Siri competitor of Google PLAY, and in its latest update has added a lot of improvements.
Like Apple’s voice assistant, Robin is able to answer your questions of places, parking, product prices, climate, ways to reach some destination etc.
The 2.0 update gave this app a new user interface that is much more pleasing and elegant. In addition, has included a news section, which provides the top headlines from a variety of categories, and a personal news feeds from Facebook and Twitter.
Robin has an interesting Handsfree activation method: just move your hand near the device.
Google PLAY: Robin
2.Ultimate Backup Tool
One of the reasons why Android users want ROOT access is the ability to have backups with apps like Titanium Backup.
However, this is no longer necessary thanks to Ultimate Backup Tool. Although this is not an application for your smartphone, this can not miss on your computer, allowing you to back up our Android without root and without unlocking bootloader.
The app has a very simple interface in which you will see three options that offer the possibility of four types of backups: all without applications, especially with applications, only applications, a particular application, etc.. Just select the option you want and the process will start automatically.
If that’s not enough, Ultimate Backup Tool, is also able to download the necessary drivers for your smartphone to the PC, unlock the bootloader, root access and install ClockworkMod Recovery on some devices.
MAC: Ultimate Backup Tool
Windows: Ultimate Backup Tool
Since the closure of Megaupload direct downloads world has collapsed, returning to give prominence to the already known torrents.
The ultimate customer of this method is uTorrent downloads and this is now available in Google PLAY.
uTorrent is one of the most popular and famous torrent clients in the world and last month received an update after which now allows you to search and download torrents directly from your smartphone.
Among the advantages of this application is the lack of speed restrictions both to download and to upload files.
Google PLAY: uTorrent
Titanium Backup is perhaps the first application that we install after ROOT access. This is one of the best tools for backing up.
Last month the application received a major update which included improvements in the user interface and functions “Market Doctor” and “Attach Force”, which serve to repair the broken links between the applications and Google Play.
However, the star of the new features is ADB backup, which now allows you to back up files without being root.
- [PRO] can restore apps / data from a backup file ADB. These backups can be done without root on Android 4.0 + with “adb backup” from a computer, and can be restored with TB once you’ve obtained root access. This helps HTC devices that perform factory reset to unlock the bootloader. The ADB encrypted backups are also supported.
- [PRO] Improved functionality “Market Doctor” and “Force Attach” to properly repair some broken links that previously required “Destroy all Market links”.
- Improvements and fixes in the user interface
- Translation updates.
Google PLAY: Titanium Backup
5. Field Trip
Field Trip is a new application that will help you to plan and organize your travel, as it is a guide that lets you explore and discover the best places in the world.
Field Trip runs in the background and, when approaching something interesting, will show you a card with details and information on the location, local history, museums, monuments, buildings or places to go shopping.
For now Field Trip is only available in the United States and have not been reported when will come for other countries, but it is a good thing to consider.
Google PLAY: Field Trip
The official YouTube application for Android was updated with some interface changes, and other developments specific for the users of Android 2.2 and Gingerbread 2.3.
Thus, Youtube now includes the new interface Holo of Ice Cream Sandwich and presents a new sidebar on the left side showing the channels and categories.
It has also added the ability to preload videos on Froyo 2.2 and Gingerbread 2.3, to watch later. This functionality can be very useful to upload a video from a place we have WiFi and then view it in another place that we have no connection.
Another novelty is YouTubeTV, you can transform your Android into a remote control so watch the videos on a computer screen or TV. To do this, go to Menu> Add YouTube TV and synchronize the external screen on which we want to see the video by following the instructions. And now we also have more channels to surf.
Google PLAY: YouTube
7. Google Books
Google Books received a major upgrade in which incorporated some new features such as the ability to translate words or phrases, underline or mark them and look them up in the dictionary.
In addition, Google Books also has incorporated integration with Google Translate, which lets you select a word or phrase to translate it into the language you want.
Furthermore, will find the possibility to highlight words or phrases and take notes on the book, functions that can be accessed by a long press on the word or phrase to search the dictionary, translate, highlight or add a note.
Google PLAY: Google Books
8. Google Drive
Google released a major update to Google Drive which incorporates the complete integration of folders. Thus you can now create, edit and even comment on the folders.
Also, now available displaying slide show and have added several filters to sort through files, documents, folders, and other options.
The presentation function has also been a great improvement, allowing to slip between the slides and have much more control.
On the other hand, has improved support for tablets as well as the option for full-screen mode on all devices.
Google PLAY: Google Drive
9.Street View on Google Maps
Street View is one of the best services of Google Maps. This lets you take a walk through the streets of the major cities in the world with the sight of a man trying to bring your experience as much as possible to be walking in the same place.
Apparently, Google even pretends to exploit this idea to the fullest, and now the guys at Mountain View have decided not to stay alone in the earth’s surface ..
Thus, Street View in Google Maps now allows you to have a view of the bottom of our oceans such as the Great Barrier Reef.
Google PLAY: Street View en Google Maps
10. Chrome for Android
Google released an update to its browser for Android in which they have incorporated support for Intel x86 devices. Although currently there are no a large number of devices with this architecture Intel promised to bring this architecture to a larger number of devices, so that in the coming months could be seeing a lot of smartphones with these processors.
While this is an upgrade that would not affect most users, the future is essential to maintain compatibility with as many smartphones as possible.
Google PLAY: Google Chrome
11. Avira Free Android Security
Avira Free Android Security is a free security application that offers a complete set of tools that allow you to protect the data from your devices as well as locate it for retrieval in case of loss or theft.
Among its tools, the application allows you to disable calls and sms using a remote locking system, lock the terminal from the website and even leave a message to whom it finds it, make the device sound even though it is silent , something very useful for people who forget a lot, and a service that allows you to locate your phone via Google Maps.
At the same time, the person who locates your phone locked can call to an alternate number you have configured with the push of a button on the screen and you can control the information and battery that fits the device from anywhere.
Google PLAY: Avira Free Android Security
PLUS: Badd Piggies
Badd Piggies is now available in Google PLAY. This is a new title from ROVIO where pigs take center stage.
Unlike Angry Birds, not about throwing and hitting, but to build your own devices to accomplish finding the target.
Now, at the start of each new level you have to create a vehicle that allows you to transport the pigs along the ground while they collect certain items to reach the goal.
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