The functionality of Android-powered smartphones with the latest mobile phone accessories and mobile apps makes these handsets a very attractive option for a broad range of consumers. The beauty of the Android market is that it is an open source platform, allowing professional developers and amateurs alike to produce apps that can improve your everyday life.
Here are some of the highest recommended Android apps that are both available free and paid-for on the Android marketplace:
Camera Zoom FX – Many Android-powered smartphones are somewhat weak in the digital camera department. That’s why the Camera Zoom FX app is such an impressive addition to Android handset. With 40 unique effects, the camera is enhanced to almost iPhone proportions.
CoPilot Live 8 – Whilst Google Maps is an impressive and credible option for navigation, for the cost of £23.47 CoPilot Live 8 is the full package, with its voice directions and detailed traffic information including speed camera destinations to provide a smooth transition from A to B.
SportsTap – The ultimate application for sports fans worldwide. SportsTap has combined all the latest sporting scores from American Football, Baseball and NASCAR to Football, Tennis and Cricket, meaning that users are only a touch of a button away from keeping informed about the progress of their favourite teams, players and drivers.
Aloqa – This Android application is particularly handy if you are visiting a new town or city and seek recommendations for the nearest restaurants, bars and clubs or even shopping centres. Aloqa is a GPS-powered app and offers locations based on your overall preferences and previous activities.
TripIt – An impressive travel itinerary organiser that pulls all of your travel plans together into one tidy list. Although the app is free it requires a simple registration on the TripIt.com website to authorise the software.
These particularly popular mobile phone accessories are just the tip of the iceberg with the Android marketplace undoubtedly the most extensive database of apps for smartphone users.