Android is currently the most popular OS for smart phones, with an estimated number of 300 million plus, users worldwide. For developers this opens up a large market for promoting their apps, but there is also fierce competition in this segment with around 450,000 apps on Google Play. Unless an app stands out from its competitors on the store, the chances of cashing in on this opportunity are meagre.
Smart phones now account for 27% of the mobile phone market led by nearly 50 million iPhone or Android purchases in the last quarter of 2010. Those seemingly smart consumers want to be able to communicate, buy and enjoy, whatever they want, whenever they want. As a result, more than 400,000 mobile applications or apps have been developed in the last three years.
During our childhood years, we loved to play games. No matter how hot it was, or how heavily it rained for us our games (both indoor and outdoor) were more important. Seeing the interest of “everyone”, mobile service providers have incorporated the facility to play games on handset as well. These games are an integral part of the mobile application development services. Almost all the mobile phone service providers try to provide the best and latest games to the cell phone users. Some of the readers might argue and say who has the time to play games on mobile? Well many of us have. Like our yesteryears, these days also many people find it to be a good source to relax and have fun. Some like to play games during the breaks, free time, or when they are least interested in doing anything else.
The Android Smart Phone device, affectionately known as the ‘Droid’ is a Linux based mobile operating system owned by Google. Since its inception, Android apps development has exploded. The Android platform and development framework has a large following of developers who write custom and public applications to significantly extend the original features and functionality.
With over 100,000 Android Apps to choose from, working out your Top 10 Android Apps is no mean feat.
Android was designed specifically for mobile devices and was released in 2008. Within a few years of its release, it has become the second most widely used operating system for smartphones and tablet devices. Other than the applications that can be purchased, there are scores of apps in Android market that can be downloaded for free. We would discuss some of the best free Android apps that are available for the Android users on their mobile devices.
I’ve been watching the space for nearly 30 years now, and it is clear that it really is finally starting to happen and at a much faster rate too – and the space I am talking about is the convergence of technology market place. Convergence means “coming together” and the technologies that are coming together at ever faster rates of change are computing, telephone and television. It was decades ago that the comic-book hero Dick Tracey had his little television built into his wrist-watch – and in 2010 you can have that as a real product with GPS also as part of the feature set. And in the last 2 years, it has been the advent of the smart-phone doing the rapid build-up in of what can be done and the three market heavy-weights are Blackberry, iPhone from Apple and Android from Google. Well, I guess there’s also another major group of independent makers under the general heading of Chinese clones which tend to copy the feature set of the major brands.
After purchasing a new Android device, whether it is a tablet or a smartphone, we then turn to the marketplace in search of the best Android games and apps. There are numerous on-line directories available that have very comprehensive lists, some better than others. Generally these lists are divided into sections, for instance, the most popular, the hottest, the top rated, plus there are also lots of reviews to browse through for the best Android games and the best Android apps.
Stuck in a traffic jam or getting bored in the office, mobile phones can come to our rescue. Mobile games have been one of the best additions to our lives. Today mobile game development is a multibillion-dollar industry. Game developers crack their brains to bring us newer apps with improved experience and features. Since the days of the snake games, mobile apps have come a long way. With improved handset features and processing capabilities, they are giving PC games a run for their money. Sports and games apps have become the fashion of the modern world.
The Good, The Bad and The Irrelevant
We see the good and the bad, and everything in-between. Sorting through the Android Marketplace of over 300,000 apps is no small task, but we’ve been steadily working towards finding the best stuff for your family, and giving you a breakdown of the cool and the drool (our version of the good & bad) on all types of apps, not just games.