The 8 Best Android Apps for Your Smartphone

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In terms of mobile sales Android smartphones are now considered the new market leaders, giving Apple iPhones a run for their money. A smartphone can make your life easier, but only if it has the applications you need or want. Android apps can help you get your work done, assist you on the road, and entertain you with music, videos and games. New apps for Android phones are being developed almost every day and it won’t be long before there’s an application for almost everything.

At present there are over 200,000 Android apps to choose from. The number is a long way off from Apple’s 400,000 plus apps, but developers are constantly working to turn out more applications. Google very wisely made their Android OS an open source, allowing developers and programmers all over the world to pitch in and create apps for Android devices and smartphones. Some Android apps are available for a price while others can be downloaded for free.

Apps cover a wide range of functions including productivity, games, entertainment, and social media. Because there are so many of them, it’s difficult to choose the top Android apps. However, here’s a list of some of the most popular apps for your Android smartphone:

Google Sky Map

With Google Sky Map, you can use your Android phone to browse the night sky by pointing your phone to space. It shows you a star map for your location and you can explore planets and constellations.

WordPress

This Android app allows you to update your WordPress blogs, posts and pages. You can check and add comments and see your visitor statistics.

Documents to Go

Business travelers can use this productivity application to create, view and edit Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files . The free version of this application only gives you the ability to view documents. The paid version unlocks all the features.

Pandora Radio

Create your own free personalized radio station with Pandora Radio. Simply start the name of your favorite artist, song or composer and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and stream it to your Android phone.

Google Maps

Navigate with Google Maps when you travel. This is like having a sat-nav system in your hand. You can also download Google Street View.

Evernote

This app seems to be everyone’s favorite application for jotting and storing data using notes, snapshots and recordings.

Document Scanner

With this Android app, you can scan documents with your phone’s camera and convert it to a PDF file that you can email to anyone.

Amazon Kindle

Convert your smartphone to an e-book reader. This Android app will take you to the Amazon store where you can search for Kindle books, buy and download immediately.

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