Top 10 Google Android apps for smartphone users - Netflix to Avast

Written by PriceDekho | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 14 2014, 14:36pm hrs
Android appsAndroid OS offers a wide platform to the users by providing more than 1 million applications and games available at the Google Play Store.
GoogleAndroidis the largest installed platform for mobiles worldwide, which is running in hundreds of millions of devices. The popularity of this operating system is so huge that nearly 1 million Android smartphones are activated every day.AndroidOS offers a wide platform to the users by providing more than 1 million applications and games available at the Google Play Store. Though it is difficult to rank apps on the basis of their popularity and number of downloads due to variation in users' preferences, here is a list oftop10Androidapps that have successfully marked their presence in the market.

1. Netflix

This is the worlds best subscription service to watch TV episodes and movies on your phone. And sinceAndroidOS supports this app, it is the most downloaded app in the Google Play Store in the entertainment section. It certainly comes with a low monthly subscription fee with a one-month free trial and once you become a Netflix member, you have an unlimited access to episodes and movies on yourAndroiddevice. Another exciting feature of this app is that you can start watching your show on one device and can resume it on another device.

2. Kindle

This app ismust for readers! It brings millions of books at your fingertips to be enjoyed at a convenient time.Best thing; you dont need to own a Kindle to use it. Be it books, magazines or newspapers, just open your Kindle store, surf through the huge collection available and enjoy the high-resolution colour images. You can go for free e-books like Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or can buy books online. Along with this, the built-in dictionary allows you to look up for the words instantly while reading your book. This feature further makes this app elegant and enjoyable.

3. News360

News360 is one of the smart news reader apps that actually segregates the topics of your like and taste, based on your initial search. Based on your initial searches, it will understand yourpreferences, thus you wont miss anything interesting just because you did not subscribe to the right news feed. In addition, you can also share the news you like in your social circle via Facebook, Twitter and other social accounts. As quoted by PandoDaily, News360 is the New Cadillac of Personalized News Readers".

4. Spotify

With this app you have an unlimited access to the world of music. You can discover new songs, can make your own playlist of the favourite records and can also go for ready-made playlist that suits your mood of the day. To enjoy this app fully, you have to opt for the premium version, which costs reasonable and gives too much in return. With the premium version you can stream music anytime, on any device and can download them to listenevenwhen you are offline. This version is free of ads so no interruption when its your music time! Sounds Cool!

5. Zomato

Those who love experimenting with their eating joints would surely have checked out the Zomato site, which will help you in discovering great places to eat. Now, at your ease, this site is available atAndroid's Google Play Store, so that you can anytime log in and find the restaurantsin your vicinity and far off places. This app also allows you tohave a look into the menu before you book a table and you can also get directions to thechosenplace. Reviews and photos posted by few of the users will further help in making the best choice and you can give your review as well to help others out.

6. Google Translate

This app allows you tobreak language barriersand has increasing number of downloads in past few months. With this app, you can translate between 80 languages and most of the output languages have voice recognition stored in it so that you actually know how to speak the lines in the output language. But we do want to add that this voice recognition feature is missing for certain languages like Malay, etc. Best thing about this app is that you do not need an Internet connection, as it can work offline as well. This can be beneficial when you are traveling and do not have access to Internet.

7. Evernote

It is the best app in organizing your stuff and ideas on-the-go. It lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and the best of all is that it makes all these notes searchable to increase your productivity and speed. Some key features of this app are You can sync all the notes across your computer and other devices; add handwriting and sketches to your notes for better understanding; organize these notes by notebooks and tags; email your notes or save them to your Evernote account; connect this app with other apps you use and you can also share these notes in your social circle via Facebook, Twitter, etc.

8. Apex Launcher

Bored of your basic home screen style Install Apex Launcher and re-define it according to your taste. With this app, you can customize the home screen grid size and that too up to 9 home screen panes. Along with this, you can get ascrollabledock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages; infinite and elastic scrolling for home screen, drawer and dock; some fancy transition effects like cube, tablet, etc. You can also customize icons and labels for shortcuts and folders and can opt for different folder preview styles and background. Besides, you can hide elements like status bar, dock, etc. as well. So with Apex launcher, basically you can give your home screen a complete makeover with lots of customization options. It is the best app if you like changes on-and-off.

9. Dumb Ways to Die

As the name suggests, this is one of the funniestgames available at the store and perhaps thats the reason for being heavily downloaded from the Google Play Store. The inclination of users towards funny and hilarious games has always been on the heavier side. This game brings out the notorious side of you with the help of dumb yet charming characters that you will collect throughout your journey in the game.In Dumb Ways to Die, you can enjoy 15 mini games to increase the thumb characters for your train station. The tasks to be done in these mini games are hilarious, silly, funny and challenging like quickly wiping the puke from your screen else the thumb character will slip; carefully removing forks from toasters; balancing the wobbling glue eater; and many more weird things. Download this game to discover some more madness.

10. Avast

Androidmarket is an open source and so is flooded with huge number of apps, which are malicious or corrupted. So Avast is one necessary app that everyAndroidowner should go for, to protect the device against phishing, malware, spyware and malicious viruses, such as Trojans. This app protects against general infections and Wi-Fi-based threats to OS and app vulnerabilities and can locate lost phones or tablets through the web-based phone locate feature. It also includes security tools like virus scanner, virus removal, cleaner and protect, network meter, app manager, app lock and even firewall (on rooted phones) to give you total control in keeping your device clean and working. Best thing of this app is that itsFree!