Best-selling Android apps: Gmail, Flash Player, Angry Birds
Monday 14 February 2011
A look at the top free applications in the Android Market as recorded on February 14.
The Gmail app is the mobile version of Google's proprietary mail client. The app offers Android users access to their email account along with features such as push notifications, contact integration, full message search, access to synced messages even when offline, and the ability to receive emails from multiple Gmail accounts.
2. Google Maps
Google Maps is a comprehensive mapping application for Android devices. The app provides maps for locations around the world and has free, voice-guided GPS navigation, personalized places recommendations with Hotpot, and lets you see your friends' locations on the map with location-based social network Latitude.
3. Flash Player 10.1
The Flash Player 10.1 enables users to view the "full web" as you would on your desktop PC. The app provides access to the many video, games, interactive content and web-based apps that have been developed to play with Flash.
4. Angry Birds
The hit physics-based demolition game Angry Birds will have users sending those angry birds crashing into fortresses and smashing those pesky green pigs. Each level requires planning, logic, skill and the knowledge of each bird's unique powers to succeed. There are 225 different levels to complete.
5. Facebook for Android
Facebook for Android brings the world's most popular social network onto your Android phone, letting you share content and stay connected with your friends no matter where you are. The app enables you to post status updates from your home screen, join live chats with your friends, read your News Feed, find out what's happening with upcoming Events, upload photos and check into Places to get special Deals.
According to app Android Market application tracker AndroLib there are currently around 250,000 applications in the Google Android Market. The estimated number of applications downloaded in the Android Market is more than 3,340,000.
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