The Android App Market is catching up with the iPhone App Store in terms of variety and quality. The iPhone certainly has many wonderful apps, but the Android’s growth is fast. If you’re looking for a change, or moving to the Smartphone section, then its time you weighed your options. Here’s my list of 12 free Android apps that are sure to give you a head start if you’re just starting your Android journey.
With Google Maps, you can never get lost. It features a host of awesome navigation guides such as voice enabled GPS, directions by walk, public transport, or driving, live traffic details, street view and more.
If you are an avid star gazer, you will certainly enjoy using this app. The app is a window into the deep unknown and shows you exactly which star, planet or constellation you are gazing at when you look up the night skies.
ChompSMS claims to be the fastest messaging app on Google Play, and it has over 7 million downloads to prove its utility. The top features of the app include the ability to do a quick compose and reply, schedule messages at your convenience, use ready-made text snippets or emoticons, create your custom signature and more.
If you are a multitasker, Evernote is your virtual secretary, reminding you of every little thing that needs reminding. It’s a handy note taking app that lets you stay organized and on top of things, so you never miss a deadline or an important task. You can even capture photos and record voice messages to simplify your note taking.
This box doesn’t open a can of troubles, but rather, some sweet melodies. The free internet radio app lets you personalize what you want to hear by creating personalized music stations of artists you love to listen to!
Claiming to be the number one mobile browser in the Android market, this versatile browser is quick, offers voice search and gesture, add-ons, speed dial, tabbed browsing among other top features.
Google Currents lets you read current news stories in an impressive magazine styled layout. You can keep track of the top 5 trending stories in the world, plus read your favorite blog stories even when you are offline.
This app is ideal for users who would love to keep an engaging and refreshing home screen on their Android. It features plenty of themes and customization options including the ability to transition themes smoothly, use screen locks and folder options to categorize the apps on the screen.
ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client that lets you connect SSH servers that run on UNIX-based servers.
This simple app lets you look up prices on products, QR codes and Data Matrix for other data such as URLs contact information and the like.
Whether you are looking for people or business, this app is a guide to search by name or phone number. It offers driving instructions and lets you add contacts, save your favorite searches and even provide URLs to business websites.
This app lets you do real speech translation in over 15 languages. The translated text can be sent via SMS or email or by way of voice translation.
A definite app for every movie/TV fan. Watch movie trailers, get the latest in movie, TV, and celebrity news, check out movie showtimes, TV listings and more right from within your Android device with this cool entertainment app.
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