Android 2.2 Froyo is Released in May 2010. The next release Gingerbread is planning on last of 2010. It includes WebM playback. Improved Copy-Paste and Social Netoworking Features. This version will support higer resolutions upto 1366×768. A wide variety of phones are coming with Android. From very low priced Samsung Galaxy -5 to state of Art HTC Models. With android you have a state of art Smartphone with all facilites on the move. Android has a large community of developers publishing state of art applications for free and paid. You can choose lot of applications from android Market applicaiton in your phone. Below is a list of apps that are helpful for new users who are searching through the 70.000 applications of Android market. You can browse the market in different categories of Android Applicaitons. Also a whole seperate section for Android Games.
Multimedia Applications for Android
Meridian Media Player
Advanced Video/Music player for android. You can Search lyric, subtitle, gesture, ID3 edit, rating, extra info, flac/ape, and more.
The Current Version is 1.2.1
* f/c fixes
* (Pro) Tool to sync rating in file and Meridian
* Genre/Video cleaner
* Changable audiobook root
* Fix edit playQ f/c
Latest version: 1.2.1 (for all Android versions)
Appbrain: Meridian Player
arcMedia – Media Player
A media player for Android with additional format support for avi, divx, mkv, mov, mp4, rmvb, wmv, vob, xvid This application uses libraries from the FFmpeg project under the LGPLv2.1 Currently in beta;
Latest version: 0.34b (for all Android versions)
Market : ArcMedia
Rock player is also a media player with a file browser. It support lot of formats to play on android. But some features are depricated on the free version. It working with ad Support. Still it is a worth application for multimedia section.
Graphics Applications for Android
Android is intented for less power processors. So high powered grahics applications are not currently available.
PicSay – Photo Editor
PicSay is a simple photo editor which support Color correct, remove red eye, sharpen, distort, crop & straighten, insert cutouts of other pictures, paint, make color splash out of black-and-white pictures, add text, word balloons, stickers, apply effects like Cross Process, Lomo, Vignette, Pencil Sketch, and much more
Market : PicSay
Paint application for the android platform with lot of features. You can create pictures on the move.
- -Brush styles,types
- -Draw Shapes
- -Fill action
- -Add text
- -Set as wallpaper
- -Share image
- -Import, Edit images from storage
- -Select image portion, drag to move or resize. Cut, copy, or paste.
- -Save image as PNG/JPEG-Fixed crash on large pics
Market : Andropaint Lite
Appbrain: Andropaint Lite
Adobe Photoshop Express
Edit and share photos anywhere with photoshop. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos from a free Photoshop.com account. Quickly share with the photos with family and friends. Requires SD card.
Appbrain: Photoshop Express
Office And Productivity Applications for Android
Documents To Go 3.0 Main App
It is a paid office suite for android. The free version still worth. View MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint files & attachments (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx). Over 1 Million free downloads and 175K+ paying customers!!
Appbrain: Documents to Go
The reader offers display of pdf files. Open PDF files from email, the web & device Pinch zoom, Flick scroll & Pan Reflow view to fit contents to screen for easy viewing
Latest version: 9.0.2 (for Android version 2.1 and higher)
Market : Adobe Reader
Appbrain: Adobe Reader
Large Image Viewer
View large JPEG files at full resolution and full color.Useful for viewing detailed pictures of maps or text, pixel inspecting camera pictures, etc. But Does not display PNG or GIF.
– fix dot in path
– option for max brightness
– persistent options
– preserve current position on orientation change
Appbrain: Large Image Viewer
gReader (Google Reader | RSS)
gReader is an unofficial Google Reader client for Android.
cache on sdcard (beta)
– improved ui speed
– improved sync
– bug fixes
Kindle for Android
Read over 700,000* Kindle ebooks, including thousands of free books and more.You can Search inside your books, Edit notes and highlights and have them synchronized across your devices,Look up words on Wikipedia and Dictionary.com,Lock screen orientation while reading.
Wikidroid for Wikipedia
View all of Wikipedia’s articles formatted perfectly for your device. Features of wikidroid are Search suggestions + voice search. 64 languages support, Random article selection from wikipedia, Add bookmarks + home screen shortcuts to articles. In version 3.0 we get Quick Search Box integration and copy text.
Note Applicaitons for Android
calendar pad enables you to see your events with text. It includes Month, Week and Day views, Today, Month, Week and Day widgets.
Appbrain: Calendar Pad
ColorNote Notepad Notes
Color Note is a simple notepad app for android. It give you a better note editing experience when you write note, email, message , shopping and todo lists. Features include Sticky Note Widget, Checklist, Password Lock, Secured Backup to SD, Reminder on status bar etc …
Appbrain: Color Note
A note application for android where you can create text-, voice- and paint-notes. Your notes can be organized in folders. You can create shortcuts on home, send notes, use live folders & much more.
Appbrain: Note Everything
File Manager Applications for Android
ASTRO File Manager
ASTRO is a good file manager for android. It includes File Manager, Backup, Image and text viewers, Networking, SMB, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager, task manager, attachments and more …
AndExplorer is a file manager/explorer. It allows browsing files/folders stored on device and sdcard. It can sort by name, size and date. Copy/Paste, Rename, delete, create folder features are available. It is able to uncompress ZIP, GZIP and TAR files too. It can be called from another application with Intent facilities. Latest version: 1.7 (for all Android versions)
An intuitive file-manager software featuring user-friendly navigation with sliding drawers for file sorting, folder navigation and toolbar. Applications folder to manage your applications. selectable theme. Support save to SD card.
System Tools for Android
Easy to use and extremely fast uninstall app.
Allow you very easy and fast, uninstall applications from your phone.
One press to uninstall
Long press to manage/launch/find in market with it
All kinds of sort.
Appbrain: Fast Uninstaller
Android Task Manager
1. Task (Task killer)
– A list of running processes
– Process kill, restart, detailed info
– Auto kill
2. Application management
– Application lists
– To run, delete, update, backup to sd card, install support
– application search
4. System Information and advanced information
Appbrain: Android Task Manager
AutoKiller Memory Optimizer
#ROOT REQUIRED for all features to work
#donate version = no ads, added features
AutoKiller is an award winner minfree tweaker, it fine tunes android’s inner memory manager to keep your device fast and lowers battery consumption. Also includes a manual process/service manager.
Appbrain: autokiller memory
Motalen’s BatteryTime is the premier battery app on the Android market. Battery estimates, custom battery skins and battery tips that will keep your phone at optimal power.
Appbrian : batterytime
It’s beautiful tool that allows you quickly enable or disable different settings (ringer mode, brightness, gps, wi-fi, bluetooth, unlock pattern, autorotate, screen timeout, auto sync etc). The best toggle settings tool for android. Feels like the quick launch control panel for android. More on http://bit.ly/akW66x
Appbrian : mysettings
Internet applications for Android
Opera Mini browser
Complete free internet browser for android with rich features.Get a faster, more cost-efficient web browsing experience. It compress data in the server side so you can browse the web faster. Latest version: 5.1 (only for Android 2.1)
Appbrain : opera mini
Dolphin Browser offers you better Mobile Internet Experience. Powerful, fast and elegant.
Appbrain : dolphin browser
Galapagos Browser is a multifunctional, convenient browser.
- Tabbed browsing
- All-in-one search
- Export/Import Google Bookmarks
- UserAgent switcher
- View Source
- Text/web trans/dict
- Show PageRank
- Sensor auto scroll
- Custom menu
Appbrian : galapagos browser
Utilities Applications for Android
A bubble level. Hold any of the phone’s four sides against an object to test it for plumb/level, or lay it down on a flat surface for a 360° level.
- Calibrate each side
– Show numeric angle
– Speak the angle
– Flash the light, beep, or buzz when level
– Pitch display
– Tap to lock
Appbrian : bubble
Smart Measure Lite
Smart Measure allows you to measure the approximate distance and height of an object. To measure, just stand up!
Appbrian : smart measure
Unit Converter – ConvertPad
Fully featured Unit, Currency Converter and Calculator
* Multiple languages(12)
* extended user-defined units
* UI improvements
– clipboard copy by long press
– switch units by long-press
– mixed units(feet+inches)
* DB efficiency improvements
* fixed force close
Appbrian : convertpad
AndroZip File Manager
File manager, app backup, Task manager, search files, app installer, send files, app installer. Unpacks: ZIP, RAR, 7ZIP, GZIP, TAR, BZIP2. Short tap and long tap menus
Appbrian : androzip
RealCalc Scientific Calculator
A fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing. Result history, unit conversions, percentages, memories, hex/bin/oct, RPN mode and full help.
Appbrian : realcalc
StopWatch & Timer
The best StopWatch and Timer on Android. Clean, simple and reliable.Perfect for every timing situation (sports, games, work and of course cooking).
Appbrian : stopwatch
A simple and friendly unit converter with a clean user interface. Includes a favorites list for easy access to commonly used conversions and a Quick List View.
Appbrian : unit converter
Appbrian : Smart Flash Light
Social Networking Applications for Android
Get the best Instant Messaging Application!
? Fast & reliable
? Chat on multiple MSN (Windows Live), Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk, Hyves & MySpace accounts
? All IM buddies in one list
? Runs in background
? Messages sent as data, not SMS/Text
Appbrian : ebuddy
• Free* Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G or WiFi
• Call phones abroad at great Skype rates
• Instant message one or many friends at the same time
Appbrian : skype
Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world with the official Twitter for Android app.Realtime search, trending topics and maps show whats happening now.Tweet, send DMs, share photos, videos and links to your friends and the world.
Appbrian : twitter
TWIDROYD for Twitter
TWIDROYD (fka Twidroid) is the #1 Twitter client on Android, available as a free or PRO version for all devices. Twidroyd is the only Twitter app to instantly see web pages and photos right next to tweets without opening a browser. A Twitter account on twitter .com is required.
Appbrian : twidroid
TweetCaster for Twitter
TweetCaster is the #1 must-have Twitter app for Android with virtually every feature including:
Appbrian : tweetcaster
Facebook for Android
Facebook for Android makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can share status updates from your home screen, check out your News Feed, review your upcoming Events, look at your friends’ walls and user info, upload photos, share links, check your Inbox, and view posted videos.
Appbrian : facebook
Simple free application that adds Google Buzz share option in your browser. Install the app, open a page in the browser and go to:
Appbrian : buzz-it!
Nimbuzz – Call & Chat for FREE
Nimbuzz – The best ALL-IN-ONE messenger for android. SEE WHO’S ONLINE on all your IM accounts: Skype, Facebook, Yahoo, Windows Live, AIM, GTalk & more
Appbrian : nimbuzz
fring – free video calls, IM
FREE mobile video calls. FREE Video Calls, calls & chat on 3G/4G & WiFi (Video calls on capable phones) Communicate with fring friends +MSN®,GTalk™,SIP,Yahoo!™,AIM®& ICQ®. NEW fringOut low cost calls (save $ vs.Skype)
Appbrian : fring
Travelling Applications for Android
Google Maps features:
* Navigation: Free, voice-guided GPS navigation system using Google Maps and GPS
* Places: Search for nearby places and see place hours, reviews, etc.
* Latitude: See friends on the map
* Voice Search
* Street View
Appbrian : google maps
Appbrian : locus
Android’s leading Compass, plus location display & geo-tagged notes.
– Places: Save your favorite places (Car, restaurant, etc.) then navigate back to them later
– Note Finder: View location based notes in your area
– Newer phones use alternate sensor
Appbrian : compass
Shopping applications for Android
ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
The original barcode scanner on Android. Aim the camera at any barcode, wait for the beep and ShopSavvy will provide you with a list of online and local prices.
Appbrian : ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
Features include voice search, alerts, advanced search, leaving feedback, PayPal payments, messages, deals, view seller’s other items, and more.
Appbrian : ebay
This is a short list for essential applicaitons in android. There are lot of games in arcade, Puzzle, Cards, Casual etc… like Jewels,Angry Birds,Paper Toss, Wordsearch, Labyrinth Lite, Chess etc …