Moving into 2012, the Android Market continues to flourish as we see many more high quality Android apps make their way to Google’s platform. So here is a recap of the hottest apps released this year to date (January – February).
Best Android apps 2012 (January – February)
Osmos HD: Absorb, or be absorbed… The hit iOS game comes to Android! Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators! Winner of multiple “Game of the Year” awards, Osmos features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic soundtrack of ambient electronica. Ready to evolve?
Transparent Screen: You want to use your phone while you’re walking? Make your screen transparent! This app gives you the opportunity to use your phone as usual, while being able to see the image of your camera transparently on the entire screen.
Foursquare (updated): While Foursquare has been floating around the Android Market for ages now, the latest update finally brings NFC support, something that will no doubt take the social platform to all new heights.
Darth Maul Me: Join the dark side and become Darth Maul(TM) using the free Darth Maul Me mobile app from Star Wars: Episode I in 3D. Whether you want to turn your face completely into one of Star Wars’ greatest villains, use the partial Darth Maul tattoos, or only give yourself the Sith eyes, Darth Maul Me has an option for you. Simply take a photo with your camera or use an existing photo to quickly and easily turn yourself into Darth Maul. Share your creation with your friends and encourage them to join you on the dark side.
Shadowgun: The year is 2350, and corrupt intergalactic corporations are the rule of law, hiring bounty hunters and mercs to do their bidding. The best of the best are known as SHADOWGUNS. SHADOWGUN puts you into the role of John Slade, the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. Your mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, maniacal genius and leader of his own mutant army. Infiltrate Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fight his personal guard of cyborgs, battle droids, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant—SHADOWGUN combines intense tactical combat with 3rd person action.
Sonic 4 Episode I: The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here – Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles left off.