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Android Police's Picks For The 20 Best Android Apps Of 2015

Every Monday Android Police publishes a list of new and notable apps or games to the site. It works out to around a hundred new apps a month, and over a thousand by this time in the year. If you wanted to, you could go back and look through all of them on the roundup page... but you probably don't. And why would you, when we've already done the legwork for you?

Following in no particular order are the Android Police team's picks for our favorite new Android apps of 2015. There are some predictable Google apps in there, but most of them are either really great tools for something that's already available or innovative new takes on their respective implementations.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of July 2014

For a lot of our readers, July is really freakin' hot. It was also a surprisingly hot month for new app releases, especially if you're a fan of advanced tools and alternates to built-in apps. Below are our seven favorite apps from July, in no particular order, with a list of honorable mentions as well. It won't make you any cooler (figuratively or literally), but your phone will appreciate the attention.


Atlas Web Browser (BETA)

It takes a lot for a new Android browser to turn our heads, but Atlas has done it. It combines fast page rendering with an intelligent layout of bookmarks, tabs, and tools.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Five Favorite New Apps To Check Out From December 2012

Now that we've said goodbye to December, it's once again time to take a look at the month's best new apps. Of course having reached January, we've also started a new year, and our full look at 2012's best new apps and games will be ready shortly. That being said, December 2012 had plenty to offer. In the interest of saving our readers some time, and possibly expense, we've rounded up five of the very best apps to hit the Play Store in the last month.

Action Launcher

There are a lot of post-Ice Cream Sandwich launchers out there, but there aren't a lot of launchers that do something different.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Six Favorite New Apps To Check Out From August 2012

It's once again time to take a look at our top picks for best app from last month. August saw the introduction of a ton of worthy apps, but in the interest of saving readers from hours of reading, searching, and downloading, we've pared down last month's entries into a six-item shortlist. In this post, we'll briefly discuss the six best apps from August 2012 – six apps any user looking to get even more out of their device would be well advised to check out.

Mapsaurus (Beta)

You may remember our coverage of the Play Store's new "Recommended for You" functionality several days ago.

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[App Roundup] March 2012 Saw Some Pretty Sweet New Apps, Here Are The 5 We Liked Most

doubleTwist Alarm Clock

I already know that some of you may be wondering how in the world an alarm app made it into our March roundup for best newly released apps, so let's start with a simple explanation. DoubleTwist Alarm Clock made our cut for two reasons: it's quite possibly the most good looking alarm option on the Play Store at the moment and it keeps waking up simple by eliminating many of the useless features we find in other alternatives.

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Honestly, that's pretty much it. We really dig the minimalist approach that the developers took with this. It won't brew you a cup of coffee in the morning or pull the curtains back to wake you with natural sunlight, but do you really need your alarm app to do hundreds of things for you?

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