Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed Android games and apps of August 2012


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 11th September 2012 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed Android games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  Android Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for August to fill you in.

The  Android Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  AppStormLife of Android, and  Pocket Gamer, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each Android title.

Here are  August 2012's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 Android games August 2012

1   Spider Solitaire   MobilityWare 9.2
2   Garfields Defense   Web Prancer 8.9
3   Unolingo   Equazi Enterprizes 8.8
4   Organ Trail: Director's Cut   The Men Who Wear Many Hats 8.7
5   Fling!   Candycane Apps 8.6
6   Kairobotica   Kairosoft 8.1
7   Puzzles with Matches   Celtic Spear 8.1
8   Gears & Guts   Glu Mobile 7.9
9   Megatroid   Triolith Entertainment 7.7
10   Modern War                               GREE 7.4

Quality Index  Top 10 Android apps to August 2012

1   TravelRussia   MultiGO                                     10
2   Camera Launcher for Nexus 7   MoDaCo 9.8
3   Pinterest   Pinterest 9.5
4   Dictionary.com Flashcards   Dictionary.com 9.4
5   Tiny Flashlight + LED   Nikolay Ananiev 9.1
6   Write: Tablet Notepad/Journal   Amimetic 9.1
7   Word to Word: Association   MochiBits 9.1
8   Talking Tom Cat   Outfit7 9.1
9   SwipePad: Hyperspace Jump   Calcium Ion 9.1
10   Appy Geek   MobilesRepublic 9.1

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

Whatever your gaming tastes, you (and plenty of Android gaming critics) can't beat a spot of digital solitaire - as evidenced by Spider Solitaire topping the Android Qi game chart for August 2012. Meanwhile, down in fourth, the wickedly funny Organ Trail: Director's Cut is winning a lot of fans with its retro-tinged survival sim gameplay. Few companies have embraced the Android platform quite like Kairosoft, however, so it's no surprise to see the Japanese studio;s sci-fi management sim Kairobotica sitting pretty at #6. Behind it in eighth sits Glu's Gears & Guts, a splattery mix of driving and arena carnage with a healthy helping of zombies on the side.

On top of the August Qi app chart for Android is TravelRussia, which promises to guide you through the delights of this vast and mysterious country. In second place is Camera Launcher for Nexus 7, which neatly overcomes the device's lack of a rear camera by allowing you to use the front camera for shooting snaps and videos. In the #5 slot this month, Tiny Flashlight + LED seems to be one of the most effective and versatile torch apps on the Google Play Store: it incorporates both screen and camera flash illumination options and a bunch of useful widgets. Finally, the dramatically titled SwipePad: Hyperspace Jump, down in ninth, allows you to jump straight into your favourite apps from any screen through a neat gesture-based system. Clever.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which Android games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  Android Quality Index  now.

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