5 Best Android Apps of 2012

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5 Best Android Apps of 2012
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1. Ingress

1. Ingress

This app literally turns the real world into a video game. You choose one of two sides, "Enlightened" or "Resistance," and form cooperative alliances with others playing the game. Price: FREE (Currently in closed beta)

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It was a big year for Google's Android platform in terms of apps. Google Play hit 700,000 total apps last month, bringing it to a virtual tie with Apple's App Store.

Not only has Android caught up to iOS in app quantity, but at last count, the former's market share surpassed 70% globally.

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Since the vast majority of smartphone users are toting Androids, developers have extra incentive to keep churning out Android apps.

Scroll through the gallery above to view Mashable's choices for the top five Android apps of 2012. Did we leave out one of your favorites? Tells us about it in the comments below.

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