30+ Best Android Apps & Games of February 2012 Reviewed by Expert Reviewers at AndroidTapp.com
Mar 2, 2012 7:08 AM –
We’re back with our monthly round-up of the best Android apps & games our experts reviewers thoroughly reviewed in the month of February 2012! Feast on these awesome apps you need to download on your phone or tablet device. We make it easy to download or buy these top apps with convenient one-click tools below to easily download these top app picks:
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Best Android apps reviewed February 1, 2012 – February 29, 2012.
ClockworkMod Tether (no root)
Free 14 Day Trial, $4.99
ClockworkMod Tether (no root) is an essential app that allows you to tether your phone’s Internet connection to your laptop, you can ditch having to pay carrier “Mobile Hotspot” fees, even goes virtually undetected by most wireless carriers, and it doesn’t require you to root your phone. Easy to setup and easy use, lets get into the review!
Word Weasel is a cut-throat and blisteringly fast word game for Android. Play against loads of competitive online players in a constant flow of boggle-at-gunpoint gameplay. Build your scores as you play over and over again. Pop goes the weasel never sounded so sinister…
Airport City is the latest offering from tycoon-game experts Game Insight. As reported recently, Game Insight are having a frantically busy February and this, their latest title, is sure to be a big hit. The game allows you to run and manage your very own airport. You also need to develop and grow the nearby city in order to provide enough passengers for your flights. Hugely playable and featuring rich graphics, immersive sound and diverse and impressive gameplay, Airport City will be racking up lots of users even as you read this…
CloudMagic is a a useful search app that lets you find information from a variety of locations. You can search your Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Contacts and Twitter. So, if there’s an event you’ve forgotten the date for, or a Tweet you read but forgot who wrote it, CloudMagic is a simple, effective and blindingly fast solution
Cordy Sky is a super-cute vertical platforming game for Android. Guide Cordy higher and higher as he collects fuel cells for his rocket. Taking a familiar form of gameplay and giving it a huge revamp, Cordy Sky is not dissimilar in idea to games such as Hyper Jump and Abduction! Bound upwards through an assortment of obstacles, ramps, platforms and boosts to help Cordy save the day. Immersive, fun, addictive and incredibly cute, Cordy’s new adventure is very slick indeed.
Chrome for Android
Chrome for Android is the official Chrome browser designed for Android. Boasting ‘Speed’, ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Signing In’ as its key features the app aims to replicate the smooth experience Chrome users get on their home computers. While there isn’t much surprise that Chrome for Android has been released, it has perhaps raised more eyebrows in the fact it has taken so long to launch. So, is Chrome for Android actually worth the wait? How does it compare to the native Android browser? And how does it match up to the likes of Dolphin HD and Firefox?
Doodle God is a alchemy-style element creation game. Like all similar games (it’s a growing genre) you start with a basic four elements; Fire, Water, Air and Earth. From there you get to enjoy a gorgeously rendered environment which is both fun to play with and very addictive.
Med Helper Pro
Med Helper Pro is a useful app that can remind you to take medication, renew a prescription and visit the doctor or hospital. Ideal for all kind of people; folks who have to take regular medication, parents of sick children, care workers and family members who look after sick relatives. It’s easy to use and a brilliant tool for managing day-to-day healthcare.
Money Lover – Expense Manager is a smart application to manage for finances using simple tools, plus it has more comprehensive tools at your disposal should you need them. Fully customizable, with tons of features for alerts & reminders, plus has support for multiple languages; will Money Lover be your all-in-one personal mobile financial management solution? Let’s get into the review!
8tracks is a cool alternative to ‘smart’ radio-style music apps like Pandora. Essentially, it’s like a music player you trust DJs to control for you or a radio stream you control yourself… Blissfully easy to use and chock full of cool music and customisation, 8track redefines the classic notion of mix tapes and DJs. While the app itself lets you follow your favourite contributors and browse mixes, you can also build your own mixes on the 8track website. A brilliant app for both music discovery and sharing your favourite tracks, 8tracks is superb for any fan of music.
Live Blackjack 21 Pro
Live Blackjack 21 Pro is a polished and popular Blackjack game on Android. Playing against a large online community in addition to finding additional friends playing on the Papaya Mobile network, and boasting a diverse range of options and slick graphics, it can perhaps be considered one of the best card games available on the Market.
HyperQuiz (trivia quiz game) is the gameshow in your pocket! Play against up to four contestants from a growing community of trivia-hungry online players. Accumulate stats, use lifelines, get daily rewards and answer questions from a pot of around 10,000! If you like quiz shows, Trivial Pursuit or just know a lots of stuff, this is definitely worth checking out.
Reckless Racing is a full-on pedal-to-the-metal dirt track racer that squeezes the best out of your Android device. The older and more mud-caked sibling to Reckless Getaway, Reckless Racing has been perennially popular in the Android Market and was one of the Android 10BN download sale items last year. So, if you’ve somehow missed this one, or haven’t given it a spin for a while, read on for more of a low down on one of the best racers out there.
Pixel Towers is a cool little tower builder game from developers The Grey Studios. Essentially you control the timing of a crane drop, which will add a layer to your tower. Including a truly funky soundtrack, cute retro graphics and frantic gameplay, it’s definitely worth a look.
Lozzal is a location-based app that goes a bit farther than the normal functionality of these kinds of apps by suggesting places to try and things to do either in your area or your planned area.
Zombie Exodus. Build your character and fight your way out of a zombie-filled city to save your sister in this interactive horror fiction story. Gather supplies and weapons while avoiding the military, bandits, and living dead. Your choices alone control the story.
Lingrove is a easy-going, intriguing, yet incredibly challenging word game for Android. The idea is to figure out words from the letter given, not unlike a scaled down Wheel of Fortune word game. You have five tries to guess the correct word. Solved words build your XP (experience) and with each attained level a clue is released which goes towards unlocking some kind of love story. Engrossing and intelligent, Lingrove is a must for word-game fans.
WiFi Finder is an to use easy, aesthetically pleasing yet functional way to find Wi-Fi hotspots. Whether you’re seeking a free spot to leach on or paid public Wi-Fi hotspots; this app can help you find them plus other pertinent information. Plus you can download the entire database for scoping Wi-Fi hotspost offline, a gem for Skype users on the go!
uberHype from Dirty Water Labs is a savvy music discovery app for Android. Powered by Hype Machine, the app lets you search for, listen to and discover new artists and bands. Essentially it aggregates music blogs and provides loads of tracks to listen to and check out
Geared is a clever and imaginative logic game for Android. The premise is really simple; attach cogs together to make the blue cog move. Incredibly simple in concept, but fiendishly challenging as the levels get progressively trickier. If you enjoyed the recently reviewed Apparatus, but perhaps need something a little less overwhelming… Geared is a massively addictive puzzler that will keep you occupied for hours.
Flick Soccer! is an extremely glitzy soccer game for Android. Made by the same developers as Flick Golf!, the game features impressive graphics, immersive sound and more options and modes than you can kick a ball at.
Goodreads is the Android client for goodreads.com, a hugely popular social network for book lovers. The app let’s you search for any book of the 140 million titles they have listed and exchange ratings and reviews with over 5 million members. If you’re a keen reader or avid bibliophile, Goodreads is a great solution to that perennial question “What should I read next?”.
Hooked – best games for you is the smart way to find new games on your Android device. Trawling the market looking for games can be a bit of a chore. Sure, you can get great recommendations from sites like AndroidTapp, but there’s no way we can cover every single game. Hooked gets to know your gaming habits; what you like, how much you play a certain game, etc. and bases (mostly) accurate recommendations based on that. On the whole it’s pretty good. Using it I found some decent titles. So, if you need something to take the guesswork out of choosing your next addictive time-waster, this is ideal for you!
Market Unlocker is a cool app that let’s you unlock access to Android apps not available in your country. While it does require device root access, it is pretty easy to use and works well. So, if you’re frustrated with the limitations you have accessing certain apps, this is a very neat workaround.
Notification Bubbles is a novel live wallpaper app that presents your various notifications in a series of floaty bubbles on your homescreen. Whether it be emails, text messages, missed calls or even Facebook and Twitter notifications you can see them all in buoyant and bouncy bubbliness.
Perfect Ear is a useful tool for musicians who want to improve their ability to hear and identify sounds; their musical ‘ear’. The app comes with a set number of exercises and different instruments to play in order to test your ability.
Collisions for Android
Collisions is a new style of game with a very clean interface and mind blowing graphics. It is similar to the game snake in that every ball you pick up will increase your size. It has a space invaders feel with the enemies invading from the ceiling, and is similar to fruit ninja with the special power up balls! The objective of the game is to make your ball collide with the other characters on the screen by tilting your phone, all while trying to avoid the enemies. Sounds easy enough, but can you get the high score?
Phonedeck is a slick and functional device management app for Android. Not completely unlike AirDroid, Phonedeck lets you perform a variety of functions on your phone via your computer, all you need is Internet access. Offering both features and information about your usage habits, Phonedeck is a neat way to interact with your device.
Football Fans by Vubooo is a cool virtual space for football (soccer) fans to gather to enjoy a game. The app let’s you post messages, follow fellow fans, get up to date match information, receive highlight alerts and lots more. Whereas normally a fan might follow a hashtag on Twitter to exchange banter with others during a match, Vubooo instead offers a neat and well designed platform on your Android device.
EPIX is a streaming movie service for watching full length movies, and extra content you normally would get on DVD’s; like trailers, interviews, and commentary. The app is free with a 14 day full trial, is it worth the monthly subscription spend? We’ll tell you that and more in our review!
Drop7 by Zynga is a clever and challenging puzzle game. Like a beefed up Connect 4, the aim of the game is to drop discs into a 7×7 grid to make groups of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Easy in principal but captivating and tough in reality. How long can you survive?
HARDLINE Chat is an social app to browse profiles, leave voice greetings, video clip, or start a text chat to connect with Gay, Bi and Curious men for dating, hook-ups, and more. It is location aware and has the capability to show you who is online and nearby, plus it has a large community to interact with.
Strange Deaths – Fortean Times is a fascinating little app that has only been launched very recently. It details various reported and confirmed deaths from around the world that are either very curious or downright bizarre! If you have a healthy interest in the quirky or macabre this might just be your cup of exotic tea.
Nothing under 4 stars jack!