It’s widely known and recognized throughout the world that one of the best-selling operating systems nowadays for a phone is the Android. With accessibility, mobility, and even efficiency, nothing beats this little bugger. It therefore comes without surprise that Android leads in making even the average guy smile and occupied for hours with its boatload of applications and games.
Some are meant to assist the user in everyday life, while others can be addictive enough to make you stay glued in front of the screen for countless fun-filled moments. So for all those Android fanatics out there, here are the top ten best free applications you can savour and enjoy!
Bye Boredom !!!
Movies by Flixster: For all those movie fanatics out there, here’s a treat you’re sure to appreciate. Movies by Flixster is an app that allows the user to share movies, rate them, and even ask if they’re curious. It was founded by Joe Greenstein and Saran Chari in 2007 and originally started as a website until it recently became available for the Android OS, around the same time it was bought by Warner Bros. It allows the user to get in-the-know about their favourite and upcoming flicks. Furthermore, Flixster has been a parent of the top online movie critic sites for a long time. It suits all those folks that stay glued to their laptop or television watching reruns of Star Wars or can’t wait for the upcoming Avengers movie. The best part? It’s in your phone. Need Flixster say more?
Ninjump: Next up is Ninjump by Backflip Studios, the one that brought us Paper Toss. Basically, Ninjump is a game that shows a ninja climbing up a vertical chasm with obstacles hindering the player’s way. All you need to do is to tap the screen to make the ninja jump from the right to the left or vice versa at appropriate intervals. There are flying birds, shurikens, foxes crossing clotheslines, dynamites sailing through the air, and a lot more that makes this game challenging enough. Tapping a screen probably won’t entertain a lot of people for hours on end, but it’s enough for those short periods of boredom when you have nothing better to do. It’s an extremely basic game, but Ninjump is an arcade game that is easy enough for children to be able to play it and that in itself makes it valuable.
Shazam: Did you know that your Android could do magic? With Shazam on board, it actually can. Shazam is a phone based music identification device. What in the world is that, you ask? Say that you were walking down the street, and then you suddenly hear a song blaring from a house nearby, and the song catches your attention. You keep thinking of what the song’s title is or who sang it, but you just can’t remember. Get your Android phone. Use Shazam, and voila! You now know what song it is and its artist, plus, its album. It’s a really great app that combines modern ingenuity and appreciation for art all rolled into one. A few taps to get started, and you’ll never have to admit to anyone that you’re starting to get too old to remember a song. Great deal.
Facebook: Next in line is an app that everybody knows, everybody wants and everybody needs. Facebook is available for the Android OS too, you know? For those of you that live inside caves, Facebook is a social networking site that lets you get in touch with other people through posting photos, videos, statuses, and commenting on the photos, videos, statuses of other people. Now that it’s an app, it allows mobility that you can’t possibly experience on your desktop. Plus, the application doesn’t need a browser for it to open your favourite page on the planet (since we all know that browser syncing hasn’t come yet to any phone OS).
Easy Access to Happiness
Instagram: Just this April, news broke out that sent smiles to the faces of all Android users out there. Instagram, the best photo sharing application of all time just came on board. Basically, Instagram lets a user take a picture, choose a filter to give it a really cool effect, and then post the photo to their favourite network sites, be it Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or whatever else. It gives an experience that lets someone capture a memory and be able to share it to others with ease and stability. Oh, and by the way? Instagram is distinctive because it shows its pictures in a square shot, similar to a Polaroid or Instamatic images—contrary to a phone camera’s normal ratio of 4:3.
TasKiller: Ever had too many apps open? Slowed your Android a bit? Worry no more, because TasKiller is here! A free application manager that takes care of all those pesky idle apps running in the background of your phone, gobbling up all the memory space you could have used otherwise. It’s a convenient app to have, especially since majority of Android users tap the home button which simply minimizes the program instead of the back button that actually closes it. TasKiller lets a user close all these apps in one go, and that means a lot in terms of performance.
Fruit Ninja: Okay, maybe the last one wasn’t so entertaining. But here’s something that you probably want to play: Fruit Ninja. What more can be said? It’s a great game where you slide your finger(s) along the screen so you could cut up fruits with much gusto. But watch out for that bomb! Android really pleased itself when it pulled out Fruit Ninja from their box of treats, making a lot smile. It’s not that new of a game, but when you add it to the long list of exceptional performance that Android has been giving as a carrier, then you shouldn’t expect anything less than simply magnificent.
Simsimi: Ever had those moments when you just can’t find anybody to talk to? Android solved that as well. Simsimi is here, after all. You probably know already of the artificial intelligence bot that responds to your texts much like a buddy would, and often laced with a lot of humour. This would probably count as one of the most entertaining apps that designers could think of. Imagine chatting all day and laughing until you fall off your seat with practically no regard whatsoever. It’s a sure hit, and Android brought it straight to your doorstep. Simsimi is a better conversation partner than most people nowadays, anyway.
Angry Birds Space: The most classic game since the age of modern technology is now in Android, with a plus! Introducing, Angry Birds: Space. It’s everybody’s favourite gang of ham-smashing birds sent into outer space. Brand new levels, new sceneries, all the same good old natured fun. Whirl your way and try to use the least number of birds to be able to infiltrate the pigs’ base. It’s fun because it’s challenging and has a lot of surprises that force you to use much of your hidden brainpower in different situations. It’s the Angry Birds all over again, just gotten even better.
Temple Run: WARNING: DEFINITELY ADDICTIVE. Imangi Studios outdid themselves when they released this number one entertaining game. Temple Run. A game where you slide your finger upward/downward on the screen to jump or duck and tilt it to lean sideways. A pretty simple game, really, where all you have to do is to run away from your pursuers because you stole a precious artefact all the while dodging obstacles and gathering coins. It’s addictive because it’s so much of a challenge and it tempts you to just brag a high score to all your friends! A lot have been hooked to this crazy game, and when Android synced it, Temple Run became a smash hit, especially to those using Galaxy Tabs. It has unique features that let you upgrade a mix of important things you’ll probably need in playing the game and powerful bonuses that multiply your score. All in all, Temple run is a genius mix of entertainment and friendly competition to wave off those hours of boredom goodbye.
Now that all those apps are listed there, it’s amazing how much Android can process and develop for the sake of their customers. So sit back, relax and wait a minute so you can download these ten amazing apps that are a sure fire way to stave off those wee hours of waiting or dully staring outside the window. It’s never too much to enjoy yourself once in a while, and Android has given you more than enough reason to have fun this summer. What are you still reading for? Come on, shoo! Play something! Try to beat five million in Temple Run while you’re at it.