GOOGLE has revealed the best Android apps and games for 2022 – have you got them all?
The tech giant has published the winners of its annual Google Play Best of 2022 awards.Dream by WOMBO is Google’s pick for best app of the year[/caption]
It’s a great guide to working out which apps you should definitely be using.
“Every year we recognize the best apps and games on Google Play and the developers who bring them to life,” Google explained.
“Their bold ideas and creativity help us reach people across all kinds of devices — from phones and watches to Chromebooks and tablets.
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“And like every year, 2022’s winners reflect what matters most to people right now — ranging from games that help us escape reality and enter a whole new world, to apps that help us stay grounded and present.”
The winner for Best App was Dream by WOMBO.
It’s an app that creates beautiful artworks using AI.
You simply enter a prompt, choose a style of art and then sit back as the app creates a stunning and original piece.
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“Type in whatever you want to create! — “Alien Space Station”, “City Sunset”, “Rainbow Forest” or anything else you can imagine are just a few of the billions of potential paintings that could be made,” Wombo Studios explains.
“Let your creativity take over!”
It’s free to download and has already been installed by 10million users.
The smash-hit battle royale shooter been a regular entry in the top 10 download lists throughout the year.
And it’s a great mix of quality and replayability while being totally free to download.
Apex Legends Mobile also won the User’s Choice award for best game, while the top User’s Choice app was viral social media entry BeReal.
Here are the full lists of winners…
Best apps of 2022
Best for Fun: PetStar
Honorable mentions: DanceFitMe, noteIt widget
Best for Personal Growth: Breathwrk
Honorable mentions: Duolingo ABC, Gym Log & Workouts, Ukulele by Yousician
Best Everyday Essentials: Plant Parent
Honorable mentions: Book Morning Routine Waking Up, Daily Diary, Sleep Tracker
Best Hidden Gems: Recover Athletics
Honorable mentions: Linktree, Little Lunches, Wamble
Best Apps for Good: The STIGMA App
Honorable mentions: Sleep Fruits, Zario
Best for Wear: Todoist
Best for Tablets: Pocket
Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab
Best games of 2022
Best Multiplayer: Dislyte
Honorable Mentions: Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Rocket League Sideswipe
Best Pick Up & Play: Angry Birds Journey
Honorable Mentions: Gun & Dungeons, HOOK 2, Hyde and Seek, quadline
Best Indies: Dicey Dungeons
Honorable mentions: Dungeons of Dreadrock, Knotwords, One Hand Clapping, Phobies
Best Story (new category): Papers, Please
Honorable Mentions: DEEMO II, Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, The Secret of Cat Island, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
Best Ongoing (new category): Genshin Impact
Honorable Mentions: Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Pokémon GO, Roblox
Best on Play Pass (new category): Very Little Nightmares
Honorable Mentions: Bridge Constructor, Final Fantasy VII, Linelight, Path of Giants
Best for Tablets: Tower of Fantasy
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Honorable Mentions: Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Papers, Please
Best for Chromebooks (new category): Roblox
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