While the ubiquitous media has surrounded the market for iOS apps (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), it is important to remember that Android is also making great strides. Already more than 100,000 applications are available in the Android Market. In the past six months, sales of Android-based devices have been excellent, with 32% of all new smartphones being acquired based on the Android OS. The market is filled with various models from a variety of manufacturers. Since the advent of the first devices, many have assumed that this OS will surpass the Apple OS in the coming years. And an important role in this should be played by applications for both platforms. Currently iOS is still ahead. There are not enough good Android apps that many people will really use. Some applications from iOS appear on Android and become equally popular. All this confirms the huge potential of the OS from Google, but it is still too early to draw conclusions.
Nevertheless, there are already some excellent applications for Android and further we bring to your attention the top 30 of them broken down into tops of free apps, paid apps and games.
Top 10 free apps.
1. Kindle - book reader for Android. Associates with your Amazon account by copying the functionality of the original service in a pocket format.
2. SkyFire - a fast mobile web browser with streaming video support.
3. Google voice - takes control of your phone, routing it in various ways, and adds a bunch of additional features, such as voice mail transcription, free text messages, cheap international calls and more.
4. Evernote - centralized notebook. Notes that you make are synchronized using a computing cloud.
5. Barcode scanner - scans codes from books, CDs with video and music, and then offers links to additional information and prices. Recognizes QR codes.
6. Lockout - an antivirus that scans downloaded and already installed applications.
7. Facebook is a convenient client of the largest social network.
8. Layar - augmented reality browser. Point the camera at a real object and get information about it from the network.
9. Mint - personal finance organizer, keeps track of your account balances, expenses, loans, etc.
10. Places Directory - like AroundMe, allows you to learn about restaurants, cinemas and other interesting places near you.
Top 10 Paid Applications
1. Root Explorer is a comprehensive file manager for accessing and managing all files on your device.
2. Advanced Task Manager - brings order to running programs and system processes, optimizing the use of resources.
3. Beautiful Widgets - offers to configure your device a lot of skins and widgets.
4. SetCPU for root users - overclocking and fine-tuning the performance of your device.
5. MyBackup Pro - allows you to make backup copies of everything on your device and safely stores them, allowing you to recover deleted at any time from the "cloud".
6. CacheMate for root users - the best clearing application cache now.
7. Sound Hound - like Shazam or Midomi, finds music on the network by listening to the fragment.
8. Dropbox - synchronize files between a computer and a mobile device.
9. LogMeIn Ignition - access to a computer remotely from your phone.
10. DroidAnalytics - client to Google Analytics site statistics service.
Top 10 games
1. RoboDefense - the implementation of the classic tower defense, which took all the best of these games. Open maps, great graphics and upgrades will make any Tower Defense genre happy.
2. Fruit Ninja - as in his brother on the iPhone, cut fruit and earn points.
3. SNESoid - all your favorite games with SuperNintendo right from the screen of your mobile device.
4. HomeRun Battle 3D - fancy but interesting online baseball, with a variety of game modes.
5. Abduction! 2 - Doodle Jump clone with a lot of new features and bonuses.
6. HyperJump - we launch the creature higher and higher, collecting coins and bonuses along the way.
7. Zenonia - a fantastic mobile RPG, with all the "goodies" that can be expected from the genre.
8. WoW Keyboard - play World of Warcraft directly from your mobile device.
9. Angry Birds - the birdies that have ripped up all the game charts for the iPhone are rapidly capturing Android users.
10. VoiceMusic - turn your voice into a musical instrument and play it on the piano keyboard.
These are not all worthy applications for Android devices, and this is our subjective opinion. And what programs and games, from those tested by you, received a permanent residence permit in your device?