Can you still recall the time when T-Mobile unveiled the first ever Android smartphone way back in 2008? It was also during that time when Google’s app library was in high demand. Since then, Android apps have increased in number substantially over the years. The latest cutting-edge smartphones from HTC, Motorola, Samsung and LG have made Android apps even more popular. At this present moment, Android has reached over 250,000 apps and that will continue to grow for as long as Android exists. Google’s Android Market offers so many apps for just about anything and it makes it confusing for users to decide which apps are the best.
So, without further adieu, here are some of today’s best Android apps under several categories to help you choose the best, must-have apps for your Android phone.
Gas Buddy Free
With gas prices still consistently rising, the quest for the cheapest nearby gas can be a frustrating and pointless task, especially if you are driving around wasting precious fuel to find a better price just for the heck of saying you did. Gas Buddy uses your location to quickly locate nearby gas stations and immediately give you the best price around. The app gives you a list and a helpful map of all of your options. Never again will you fill up only to drive by a less expensive station five blocks later.
Get it here: Gas Buddy
Weather Channel Free
This is the weather app you’ll find yourself checking before you even crack the blinds in the morning. Besides offering accurate current conditions with extreme detail down to wind speed, humidity and UV index, the Weather Channel’s app offers hourly and 10-day forecasts for planning ahead, plus advanced features like animated weather radar.
Get it here: Weather Channel
Google Voice Free
With Google Voice, you get a free number for receiving calls, sending texts, and even receive access to your voicemail and text messages over the Web. With the Android app, you can even keep your true mobile number private by making outgoing calls using your Google Voice number instead. Another handy feature is voicemail transcription, which automatically transcribes your voicemails to text so you can read them like e-mail. Unfortunately, this particular service is only available to US Android users currently.
Get it here: Google Voice
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If you live outside of North America (as most of the people in the world do) then there’s a gas price checker that has global coverage called WhatGas. As far as I can tell both of these applications are based on user generated content (i.e. people updating the price voluntarily) so I don’t know why Gas Buddy is limited to the US and Canada only.
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I like the 250k apps in the market number. Too bad so many of them are developer test (do not download) apps and lets not forget the general 1000s of apps that are just basically retarded and not useful and shouldn’t even have been allowed on the market in the first place.
I’m a giant Android fan and I’ll never own an Apple product but you have to admit our Android Market is sort a joke.
Hey, if you’re an app lover like myself, check out the Amazon Appstore. Each day there’s a paid app for free plus they also have a great selection of other apps!