Top 5 Android Apps

As the iPhone continues to play second fiddle to an exploding Android mobile operating system it’s worth looking at the top Android apps. Developers are flocking to Android in droves and porting over apps left and right. To sort through the tens of thousands of apps, let’s start small to make sure you’ve got the basics are covered.

  1. Groupon: Groupon is gaining steam and could become one of the hottest things online since Facebook. The daily deal site has created an app that will let you view your daily deal as well as actually buy it! The app itself provides you the opportunity to kick your printer to the curb and even use your Groupon deals through your device. The Groupon deals will cost some mula but the app itself is free. money
  2. Urbanspoon: This long time iPhone favorite is further cementing itself as the top mobile restaurant guide with its entrance to Android. Your favorite features are all there-the slot machine style view, reviews and the unique Shake feature.
  3. Google Sky Map: Everyone can become an astronomer with Google’s free Sky Map app. Through impressive use of the phone’s accelerometer you can simply point your phone to the sky and get readout of the different planets and constellations up above. Now you can learn to point out more than the Big Dipper!
  4. Angry Birds: This game is genius. Move through levels by utilizing your tool chest of different birds to fling across the screen, knocking down various structures. The simple gameplay and quality graphics made it a long time iPhone hit.
  5. Foursquare: The competition for your location based fun is tight with Gowalla and Foursquare still battling it out. Foursqure may be breaking into the lead with substantially more users though. Download the free app now and rule the roost at your favorite local spot by becoming the Mayor!

Best Paid Android Apps

So below I have made a list of 5 of the Best Paid Android Apps. Many Android apps have both paid and free versions, the apps I talk about below are worth purchasing for the extra features. There are many more but these are my five favorite. So we will start off with saying that there are over 300,000 apps available in the Android Marketplace; with an estimated 10 billion downloads.

Top 5 Best Paid Android Apps

Lookout Mobile Security:

  • Lookout Mobile Security lets you also backup and restores your phone, provides Antivirus and phone location features using GPS and also can make your phone scream remotely if you think you lost it in your home. You can remotely wipe your phone if lost which is great to keep your information secure.
  • The basic features are available through a free version but the paid version protects phone with advanced security and privacy detection. It keeps your web browsing safe and also allows you to find a lost or stolen phone quickly.
  • The app is 2.99/month or 29.99/year.
  • Titanium Backup
  • The Titanium Backup will backup and restore all data on your phone, which is critical for today’s mobile users.
  • Titanium Backup comes in both a free and paid version. The paid version gives you some more options. The Pro version allows Drop box sync, App Freezer and multiple backups.
  • The paid version costs $6.58 with a 5 star user rating.

Camera Zoom FX

  • A lot of Android smart phones have weak camera features, with Camera Zoom FX provides you with over 90 different effects.
  • Camera Zoom FX Lets you customize your phone buttons to handle different features.
  • This app costs $4.99.

Angry Birds

  • Angry Birds is an awesome game. It is available for free with ads and a paid version without ads.
  • This game speaks for itself.
  • This app costs $1.99

HD Widgets

  • HD Widgets is a universal app made for tablets and phones. It is considered the next generation of widgets, the app was designed with usability in mind, and everything is swipe able.
  • It has weather widgets and app widgets that were designed for high definition smart phones on the market today.
  • This app costs $1.99

Thanks for taking the time and looking at my review of the best paid android apps. Hope you found some use full information and it at the same time find an app you need!

Google Play and Apple App Store Games Comparison

Reviewed at the newly launched website called Killer Game Deals, the author of the website has conducted several reviews on iOS and Google Play Store applications. These types of games are generally aimed to provide a standing source of entertainment at the right price. In some instances, the games listed in both stores are free however, it does not guarantee that the game work flawlessly on devices. Below will be some of the games noted on the website which may interest players before deciding to purchase them.

Dragon Flight
This is a game hosted in both stores. The only difference in the Google Play store, the game is free and links to a social messaging app called KakaoTalk. In the App store, the game is free and stands alone. Comparing both games on two different devices, the game works best on the iPad. The controls are smooth allowing easier navigation of your character. The game can be played on the iPhone but it is recommended to play on a bigger screen to spot approaching obstacles. When playing the game on an Android device, the controls are not as smooth thus leading to more failed attempts in the game. This game is highly recommended on iPad devices; bigger screen and a clearer view of the game. Also it must be noted that in the App store, players can unlock 2 additional classes for $0.99 each. In the Google Play store, these same characters can be unlocked by purchasing virtual currency in the form of crystals.

Chrono Trigger
This title is a classic by Square Enix. Right now the game was recently introduced into the store allowing fans to download this classic title. The price is equal in both stores. The only difference are the different game controls on both devices. Comparatively, Chrono Trigger worked well on iPhones and iPads before the iOS 6 update. Since the update, the game continues to experience crashes and freezes which was not evident prior to the update. On Android devices, users experience frustrating controls deeming the controls ‘sloppy’ and ‘unintuitive’. Square Enix has still yet to resolve this issue on both platforms.

Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja is an enjoyable title introduced in the App store on April 21, 2010.The game made its debut on Android devices however, the reception was not as solid as it was in the App store. Both were priced at $0.99 and the game had a tendency to crash on Android devices and caused the device to overheat after a short period of time. It is recommended for to play this game on iOS devices due to the constant engagement of updates which lacks in the Google Play store.