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.
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
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
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