Ever since the release of the Android operating system, critics said that Google will have a hard time catching up with iOS from Apple. The debate was not about the devices running on the two operating systems, but about the variety and quality of the applications available in the app stores of the two rivals, Google and Apple.
2011 seems to be the year in which Google manages to seriously come close to the iOs performances. And this can be seen in the number and quality of the applications that appeared in the Android Market. Let’s take a look at some of the best applications available in Android Market.
1. Google Current
Until the appearance of Google Current, probably the best app for those who wanted to stay informed with the help of their Android device was Pulse News.
Google Current is trying to take it a level further by filtering the content and offers a interface many of you will like.
Google Current offers many news categories, but especially concrete sources – from blogs to professional publications. The most interesting and attractive part of the app is that you can download articles to read them offline. The application is free.
We know, it can’t be compared to Facebook from a number of users point of view. But maybe this matters less and maybe Google+ might attract you later.
It’s easy to use and seems more flexible. And of course, Google also released a Google+ app as Google is now trying to unite all of it’s services.
3. Paper Camera
Paper Camera is not really a application you can’t live without. But, if you try it, you will see that it’s worth the 0.10 cents price.
The application can transform any photo from your phone / tablet into a sketch. The effects are so good that you have the impression that they are real. It has many options, including setting the contrast and luminosity.
4. Night Vision Camera
Night Vision Camera transforms your phone into a device with the help of which you will be able to see at night, but especially you will be able to take good photos in poor light. The app improves the images taken in good light too.
Night vision camera works with Android 2.3 or newer.
5. Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder
If we are all afraid that our phones are spied on, software developers came with solutions.
BitDefender Carrier IQ Finder is a app that diagnoses your phone and tells you if you have a spy hidden on your phone or not. It can’t uninstall the Carrier IQ, as this requires more effort on your part.
A app that is more funny than useful. It is named Megaphone and transforms your phone into a Megaphone when you want to make your voice heard! The app is free!