Dappled with Samsung S3′s launch, NVIDIA-Linus’s war, and Microsoft’s foray into the tablet world, June has proved to be an eventful month for techies. Many new announcements were made and many new apps were launched keeping tech bloggers always on their toes. On Android too, some great applications were released that geeks like us couldn’t resist installing on our phone. Of all the interesting ones, here are the 7 of the best apps June 2012 had to offer.
JoliCloud Me: Jolicloud, the company behind JoliOS, a famous cloud-based Linux distribution, has just released its new Android app. Unlike the OS, this new app focuses on bringing all your online activities into one place. By integrating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other services, Jolicloud Me makes it easier to keep track of everything you’ve shared across various social networks. All your music, videos, documents, links, and photos is saved in neatly organized collections. You can then share those collections with your friends and browse the ones that they have shared. Furthermore, the availability of your collections across iPhone, Web, iPad, Chrome, and JoliOS makes it very convenient and reliable.
Magic Piano: Imagine not having to take a single piano lesson and be able to play Fur Elise like a maestro. That’s the beauty of Magic Piano, a free app by Smule that lets you play melodious music on your Android phone without any training whatsoever. Just launch the app and tap your fingers on the falling notes. The more accurate you are, the more beautiful the music will sound. Once installed, you are presented with a Songbook wherein you can download 3 songs for free. To buy more songs, you need Smoola, a virtual currency which you can earn by watching videos or paying directly. The song choices range from Coldplay to Chopin making Magic Piano a treat for music lovers.
Temple Run Brave: Based on the Disney-Pixar animated film Brave, this Temple Run spin-off simply leaves you spellbound. In this game, you play princess Merida ( who is also the principal character of the movie) running across the Scottish wilderness in an endless adventure. Standing apart from the original, this title comes with amazing graphics, a completely new environment, and also a brand new archery mode. Imangi Studios, the makers of original Temple Run and Disney have collaborated to come up with an exciting game that is more than just a spin-off of a chart-busting classic. Totally worth your every penny.
Max Payne Mobile: No gamer would deny that Max Payne was one of the most important breakthroughs in the PC gaming world. The neo-noir third-person shooter won many awards when it was released, and since then it has been adapted to other platforms. This year, Rockstar Games treated its loyal fans by offering the title on Android. The cinematic action-shooter which introduced the concept of Bullet Time for videogames comes optimized for NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processors. That said, the game also runs on older phones like Nexus S and Samsung S2.
Flipboard: Flipboard, the social magazine every iOS user was raving about has finally arrived on Android. The free application collects social media content and presents it in a beautiful ‘flip style’ format. Once touted as the killer iOS application, its arrival on Android has further bridged the longstanding gap between iTunes store and Play store.
Instapaper: One of the most popular app for procrastinating your reading rituals has finally arrived on Android. Much like its competitor Pocket ( formerly known as ReaditLater), Instapaper allows users to bookmark long articles they come across on the web and read them later in distraction-free optimized layout. Another great feature in this app is that once you save a page, it is automatically available offline so that you won’t have to scrounge for an open Wi-Fi in order to read your favorite article. Though not free, it’s quite a handy app as many websites and apps come with in-built Instapaper integration.
N.O.V.A 3 : The third installment of the highly popular N.O.V.A series comes with an engaging storyline, some eye-popping graphics and realistic effects. Though a little on the expensive side, this sci-fi FPS is guaranteed to keep you hooked for hours.
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