The past week or so has produced some worthy mentions in the Android application department.  Notable new or updated apps that can be easily downloaded from Google’s Android Market are:

  • Barnes & Noble’s NOOK e-reader – read more than a million e-books right from your Android device
  • Time Mobile – stay connected to the latest news from Time Magazine
  • – find the best deals in over 65 cities with Groupon
  • Vlingo Super Dialer – a voice dialing app that connects users to businesses on the Web
  • Shazam Encore and Shazam Freemium – popular music ID service that now offers unlimited tagging and recommendations
  • Opera Mini 5.1 web browser
  • AOL News, Apps, & Sites and AOL Daily Finance – Stocks & News
  • Graffiti – Palm’s old school text input comes to Android devices


  • Google Voice – improved voice dialing speed

Coming soon

  • BBC News

Do you have any to add or that we missed?  Please let us know.

  • HerbMCarter

    How about “Edwin” ? It seems an ABSOLUTELY GREAT app.

    Android Market description
    Edwin is a speech-to-speech voice assistant and accessibility utility. Uses speech recognition and text-to-speech together!
    0.4 / 0.4.1
    * Intro tutorial
    * App launching
    * Location for Maps, weather & time
    + More
    Edwin is still evolving. Please email feedback, suggestions and issues.
    Twitter @neureau
    Package: com.neureau.edwin

    I thought it was absolutely GREAT.

  • HerbMCarter

    How about the fact that you can use the standard voice search on the Droid to do math

    e.g.: What is 3.2 times 5
    What is the square root of 65

    Try it – IT WORKS right from the standard “voice search”

  • HerbMCarter

    Note that on the above – the 1st is a free app, and the 2nd is already on the phone.

    Give them a whirl.