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Top 10 Android Apps

Wikipedia gives the following list of percentage of free apps in the market.

App Store Percent Free Applications
Android Market 67%
Windows Phone Marketplace 52%
Samsung Apps 39%
Apple App Store 37%
BlackBerry App World 26%
Nokia Ovi Store 26%

Android leads the list with 67% free apps. This article is about top 10 of those free apps as featured on Android’s official website;

1) Opera Mini Web Browser

This app is the mobile version of Opera web browser. Opera Mini uses Opera’s servers to compress webpages for mobile viewing so that the pages load considerably faster.  It also saves you a lot of money on data charges as it uses only one-tenth of the data used by other browsers.

2) NetQin Security and Anti-Virus

This software is certified by West Coast Labs. It protects your device from viruses, malware, spyware, trojans and phone hacking.It also has mobile locator and backup and restore features. This latter feature allows you to easily backup and retrieve contacts and messages on mobile phones running on different operating systems including iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia phone.

3) Talking Tom Cat

This is a game. An animated cat appears on your device which will listen to what you say and then will repeat the words in a funny voice. You can also pet him, poke him or pull his tail on your touch screen device.

4) Facebook for Android

Ah! How can we forget Facebook? This app allows you to share and stay connected with your Facebook friends. You may also upload photos.

5)  Go Launcher Ex

This is an extended version of Go Launcher. It supports customizable home makeover, themes, smooth operation experience as well as many practical utilities.

6) Angry Birds

Again a game. Angry birds have to destroy the greedy pigs’ fortresses. Nice for children.

7) Skype

This app enables you to make free Skype to Skype video calls. You may also call phones at Skype rate charges.

8. Drag Racing

This is a racing game. It enables you to chose a car from 50+ cars and then compete in a race. It’s updated regularly with extra features.

9)WhatsApp Messenger

This app enables you to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages. It is free now but from next year it will cost 1.99 US $ per year. You won’t need SMS anymore. Just one small defect. If your friends don’t have this app they can’t receive or send messages etc. to you.

10) Talking Tom Cat 2

New version of the third app in this list. Tom has moved now into an apartment with some new features. Like now you can even slap him. Tom’s neighbour Ben teases and pesters him constantly.

More fun, more enjoyment.

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharastra, India. Email Me @


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