The android OS continues to gain the larger percentage of the mobile/handheld devices market and as a result, has made it the most used mobile OS in the world as at the time of post. There are a whole lot of apps you can enjoy if you run this operating system as a result of a large number of developers they have so far.

I would be sharing with you the top 10 Android Apps you must install on your android smartphone or device if you want to enjoy the most out of it.

Let’s get the list rolling.

Avast! Mobile Security

avast android app

When it comes to security, you can think of none other than the Avast mobile security app for your handheld devices. There are loads of security features like remote wipe, remote-lock, app management, safe Web browsing, a battery manager, and as an added bonus, an anti-virus engine that received top marks from independent testing labs. You do not have to worry about the size, as it runs seamlessly on your android phone.

Shazam

shazam

This app would blow your mind. Have you ever listened to a song and wondered who the artist or title of the song was? This app would help you solve that mystery. Once you are playing any song, launch the Shazam app and place your phone close to the speakers playing the song, Shazam would give all details of the song ranging from the Artist, Track title and how to buy the song from Amazon mp3.

FlipBoard

flipboard for android

When it comes to syndication of all things News ranging from Technology, Entertainment, Business, Design and Social media, I have no alternative to Flipboard. It’s an amazing app that you’d love for not only it’s magazine styled content, but also for its animations and graphics.

Mr. Number-Block Calls, Text

mr number block app

Some people could be quite annoying and parasitic when it comes to calls. There’s just one solution for them, the Mr. Number Block Calls Text App. With this android app, you can either block calls and SMSs from specified contact or even allow exceptions as the case may be.

Hotspot Shield

hotspot shield android

When it comes to keeping my internet activities private and encrypted, here is one solution that works for me. They’ve been in the system for a while now, no wonder the desktop version won the editors choice award for VPN.

 ES File Explorer

es file explorer

One thing you can’t take away from me is the love for File Explorers. The ES File Explorers is one wonderful app that lets you easily arrange your files, backup your applications or even share them with other Android device users. It’s lightweight and a must have explorer that rocks better than any stock android explorer.

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VLC for Android Beta

vlc player

VLC is a nicely designed audio/video player that’s obviously better than any android phones player (at least in my opinion). Why I love it and you too would is because it plays every video extension I’ve come across. This is a BETA version of the port of VLC media player to the Androidβ„’ platform. It is both an audio and a video player.

Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0

adobe photoshop for android

This is simply Adobe photoshop brought t0 the Android OS. There are lots of basic features which include Crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye. ?You can Snap, Edit, Share, Smile, Photo magic at your fingertips. It’s one app you need to have on your android device.

Polaris Office

polaris app

This is one app that would solve all your office needs on your android phone. You can read and edit Microsoft Office documents on your mobile device and on your desktop. You can also open PDF documents with Polaris Office. Amazingly, this app goes for free.

Firefox

firefox for android

Talking about browsers, Firefox is one you should have on your android phone. There was a major update on the browser recently that brought in new features you need to check out. The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the internet.

What are you waiting for? Get down to the Play Store and download these free great Android apps you’ll definitely enjoy in 2014. Feel free to share this list with your friends. Cheers!

16 COMMENTS

  1. Although different tales for different forks, but personally the most useful of the lot is Polaris office, an amazing app.

  2. Nice write up i must say, just thinking what will happen if Android goes from phone to computers. Any way love the polaris app it makes my phone so helpfull other than playing games.

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