Best Android App 2022 – Google unveils the top picks of the year and it’s completely free

GOOGLE has revealed the best Android apps and games of 2022 – do you have them all?

The tech giant has released the winners of its annual Google Play Best of 2022 awards.

Dream by WOMBO is Google's pick for the best app of the year


Dream by WOMBO is Google’s pick for the best app of the yearCredit: Google

It’s a great guide to figuring out which apps you should definitely be using.

The awards cover top Android apps and games across a range of categories, so there’s something for everyone.

“Each year, we recognize the best apps and games on Google Play and the developers who bring them to life,” Google said.

“Your bold ideas and creativity help us reach people on all types of devices – from phones and watches to Chromebooks and tablets.

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“And like every year, the 2022 winners reflect what matters most to people right now – from games that help us escape reality and plunge into a whole new world, to apps that help us stay grounded and stay present.”

The winner for the best app was Dream by WOMBO.

It’s an app that creates beautiful artworks using AI.

You simply enter a prompt, choose an art style, and then sit back while the app creates a stunning and original piece.

“Enter what 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 possible paintings that could be made,” Wombo Studios explains.

“Let your creativity flow!”

It is free to download and has been installed by 10 million users.

And the winner for Best Game was Apex Legends Mobile – also the winner for Apple’s iPhone Game of the Year 2022.

The smash-hit battle royale shooter has 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 completely free to download.

Apex Legends Mobile also won the User’s Choice Award for Best Game, while Best User’s Choice App was viral social media post BeReal.

Here are the full winner lists…

The 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 Daily Essentials: Plant Parent

Honorable Mentions: Wake Up Morning Routine Book, Daily Diary, Sleep Tracker

Best Hidden Gems: Restore Athletics

Honorable Mentions: Linktree, Little Lunches, Wamble

Best Apps Forever: The STIGMA App

Honorable Mentions: Sleeping Fruit, Zario

Best Wear: Todoist

Best for Tablets: Pocket

Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab

The best games of 2022

Best Multiplayer: Dislyte

Honorable Mentions: Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Rocket League Sideswipe

Best Pick Up and 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 Tale in Ice and Time, The Mystery 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 in Play Pass (new category): Very Little Nightmares

Honorable Mentions: Bridge Constructor, Final Fantasy VII, Linelight, Path of Giants

Best for Tablets: Tower of Imagination

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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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