Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as cellular phones, tablet computers and netbooks. Android was developed by Google and based upon the Linux kernel and GNU software. It was initially developed by Android Inc. (a firm later purchased by Google) and lately by the Open Handset Alliance. Android has a large community of developers writing apps that extend the functionality of the devices. There are currently over 70,000 apps available for Android, which makes it the second most popular mobile development target,

Above that was a brief introduction of android but now there is no wait to explore something you really need today we are sharing 51 most downloaded android applications,

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Locale

Brilliant and simple program to handle profiles automatically. Locale is a scriptable, location-aware settings manager. A wide range of triggering events are available like battery level, dates, times, GPS coordinates and calls from specific people can all be used. Some third-party programs even integrate with Locale, increasing the available options…

ASTRO File Manager

ASTRO File Manager is a very powerful file manager for Android. It really is a must on your Android device when it comes to managing files on your sdcard. It’s packed with features, and here’s some of them:

  • Download any file with browser
  • Browse / create / extract zip files
  • Back up and restore public applications to the SD card
  • Create shortcuts
  • Send files as attachments
  • Thumbnails
  • Multiselect
  • Search
  • Image, Text, HTML Viewers

Cab4me

Utilizing Android’s Google Maps application, cab4me lets users call a cab to their location with a single click. By using GPS capabilities to locate not only the user’s current location, but also the location of the nearest cab company, theapplication can initiate a call to the cab company with a mere click on the map. The application was developed by Konrad Huebner and Henning Boerger.

PDANet Free Edition

PDAnet has been one of the most popular software for Windows Mobile phones, Palm OS phones and iPhones. It is now ported to the Android system! PdaNet provides you with FULL Internet access so all your email, instant message programs will work without any setting changes. Supports both USB Tether and Bluetooth DUN.


Shazam

Shazam is one of the most useful apps a music fanatic can have for their phone. Just hold up your phone to the audio source, and Shazam will figure out what song is playing—for free. Many iPhone users have enjoyed this application for a while, and now a free (ad supported—not intrusive don’t worry) version has made its way to the Android OS.

Facebook For Android

Pretty decent way to read and post status updates. Update your status, post pictures, check out your friends profiles, make comments all from the comfort of your device. This is a must have if you have a Facebook account.

aCurrency

aCurrency is a currency converter for 160+ currencies with daily exchange rates updates. Show 5 currencies at the same time. Enter the value with built-in virtual keypad without opening the keyboard. All currencies are provided with currency code, country name and flag.

Key Ring Reward Cards

I once worked at Best Buy and the number 1 thing I noticed quite often was the, “Ohh crap, where’s that card” problem. This is the common occurrence that plagues many of us when we reach the register and fumble through a wallet or purse thinking, “It’s gotta be in here somewhere.” Well, never forget a single card again with an excellent free Android application called Key Ring Reward Cards.

Cooking Capsules

Cooking Capsules is the first smart phone utility of it’s kind. Cooking Capsules are for anyone who wants to simplify the process of cooking. Simply “watch” a very short cooking show, “shop” with the grocery list, and “make” using the handy step-by-step recipe directions.

Callbook v1.06

How many hours do you spend on the phone?Who are your top callers, SMS contacts?Callbook collects information about your calls and messages and provides immediate comprehensive reports for your mobile history.The software allows you to interrogate your call statistics and optimize your billing plan.

Phonebook

Inspired by instant messaging, social networks and life streaming applications, Voxmobili combined them into an all-in-one, easy to use application, Phonebook 2.0. It secures contacts, notifies end-users when they are online, displays birthday reminders and helps centralize all communications.

Barcode Scanner

This is a really fun and nice to have application, many android applications around the web are publish with a barcode image, I’m guessing most of you have seen these floating around. And in case you didn’t understand what exactly it was, here’s the answer. Scan barcodes on CDs, books, and other products, then look up prices and reviews, or search for a word in a book and find where it occurs. You can also scan QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more.

  • Easily scan barcodes
  • Look prices and reviews for the scanned items
  • Lots of future potential
  • User friendly

Dolphin Browser

I know what you’re thinking—doesn’t my phone already have a browser? Yeah, but if you’re like me and you own a Droid, your phone has multitouch capability that the browser never utilizes. Dolphin Browser presents an excellent free solution to this problem by providing the user with not only multitouch capability, but also multiple tabs, a very social interface, and quite a bit more. I’m still exploring this app, but from what I’ve seen so far it’s better than the stock browser on my Droid (which is excellent as well).

Steel

Steel offers a new, touch-friendly user interface to the Android browser engine. It supports auto-rotation, full screen browsing, a virtual keyboard, advanced touch controls for zooming and flipping through multiple windows. Steel provides full integration with the Android platform. It can be made the default browser, it opens multi-media files in the appropriate viewers, and supports downloads of arbitrary files (videos, mp3, playlists,…) from the web

Belle Fart v1.0.1

use this app play Fart sounds, support different kinds of ‘Belle’ Fart sounds.

Meebo IM

Log into all your IM accounts and send messages for free! With Meebo for Android, you’ll never miss a message. Available now from the Android Market for all Android devices

Google Sky Map

With Google Sky Map for your Android phone you can discover and browse the night sky just by pointing your phone to space.

By using your Android phone’s orientation sensors, we can show you a star map for your location. Explore planets, stars, constellations, and more! Learn the name and location of space objects and impress your friends.

Ringdroid 1.1

An Android application for editing and creating your own ringtones, alarms, and notification sounds.

Android-rss

Its a fully functional Android RSS reader created as a way to learn the new Android platform SDK. This project is an ongoing effort to better understand and embrace the Android design philosophy, welcoming comments and additional contributors.

Hi AIM

AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) client for android. Data sent through network. No SMS fee. Support for smileys and chat bubble styles.

Dropbox

Dropbox is great because it’s not just a mobile app; it allows you to manage files in fully synced folders from desktop and mobile devices. Dropbox’s Android application allows users to access a Dropbox — and any kind of content it contains, including music and movies — from anywhere. Users can also upload files, such as images and links, to their Dropbox account. This video will give you an idea of how it works:

Fusion Voicemail Plus

Fusion Voicemail Plus from PhoneFusion is an easy to use award winning service that lets you centralize your voicemail boxes (mobile, home, office etc.) No more calling voicemail – just Touch-N-Listen right from your phone. BETTER AND FASTER than iPhone. A must have for yourAndroid phone !

CamCard Lite

This simple application allows you to snap pictures of business cards and automatically import that information to your virtual Rolodex. CamCard Pro is also available as a paid app for $9.99; both versions of the app support multiple languages – from English to traditional Chinese.

Speaking Pad

Speaking Pad is a talking notepad that will speak whatever you type! IDEAL Group’s Speaking Pad is an entertaining application for anyone who wants to prank their friends with computerized speech!

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GDocs

GDocs is a simple notepad that can view, edit and sync documents from your Google Docs account. It allows you create, import/export and send documents

Tip Calculator by iStockManager

A simple yet stylish Tip Calculator designed to be easy to use. A big virtual keyboard does not require rotating the phone. The perfect companion every time you need to calculate a tip or divide a meal between your friends.

Mortgage Calculator

Are you in market for a home (or refi) or a busy realtor? Make use of this handy app that helps in your mortgage calculations! Features include a touch screen keypad and an amortization schedule that shows you how your payment is split towards principal. Works with auto loans also!

Memory Trainer v1.8

It has been recently scientifically proven that regular mental exercise can
greatly improve your memory. This app has been designed to do just that! In
particular, Memory Trainer works out your spatial and working memory, focus, chunking and concentration skills.

Springpad

Bookmark? Picture? Take a quick note? All of the above? Now you can. All in one place. And all easily accessible.

Whether on your computer or from your phone, Springpad is a free app that helps you remember stuff today — places, websites, books, recipes, ideas, anything — so you can make better decisions tomorrow.

SlideScreen

Larva Labs presents a home screen that creates a meaningful hierarchy out of your information. Built for Android-based handsets, our home screen is designed for heavy phone users and people struggling with information overload.

MySpace Mobile

If you love MySpace, you’re really going to love MySpace Mobile for Android. Simply download the free application to stay connected with your friends, share photos, and check out the tour schedules of your favorite bands… anytime, anyplace!


Remember The Milk

This app represents mobile task-management at it finest. Users can add and check off tasks on the go, organize upcoming tasks, get alerted when they are near a task location and sync their mobile actions with a web interface. It’s available with a $25 yearly subscription to the RTM web interface.

Twidroyd

to download twidroyd to your device, simply launch the android market in the application menu, search for “twidroyd”, select either the free or PRO version, install and you’re good to go.

Astrid

Astrid is a todo list / task tracking system for Google’s Android platform built with your productivity in mind. Astrid’s goal is to be simple to use with the features you need to stay productive and get things done.

Evernote

Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer, phone or device you use. For free.

Loopt

It connects you to your friends and the places around you. See where your friends are and what they’re doing. Connect on the fly and instantly share photos, comments, and cool places. Turn your phone into a social compass and never be bored or lonely again!

Voice Recorder

This application is a handy voice recorder.
Features:
– send a data as attached file via Gmail
– timer recording
– search by TITLE and DATE
– set recordings as ringtones
– recording by the widget
– playback pause by stop button long press

Opera Mini

It can browse the entire Web on your Android phone and save time and money. Opera mini is compressing pages up to 90%, making web browsing fast. Synchronize your bookmarks, history, notes and more between your computer and mobile phone, and a lot more…

OpenHome

Allow users to set the default fonts to any home screen widgets. Please note that only default fonts are changed because some widgets have custom fonts and we don’t want to give override them. (menu/more/font & color/Widget font)

Comeks Fun Photo Blogger

Create & share funny Comeks messages online or in mobile. Combine your photos with speech bubbles and add-on stickers. Share in

NESoid

Classic gamers rejoice! NESoid is a Nintendo ROM emulator for Android that actually works. The app itself is software that interprets ROM files — the format of choice for hacked console games. Assuming you’re loading a worthwhile ROM file from your SD card, the gameplay is really smooth.

Pickup Lines

Find out how to approach the other sex! With this app you can share your best pickup lines and view and rate the ones others have added. And send funny lines to your friends!

Google Finance

Just over a year ago, during a user experience research trip for Google Finance, we were at the home of a stay-at-home mom / day trader. She was frustrated that there were “personal blackout periods” in the trading day when she was entirely disconnected from the stock market — for example, while she was ferrying kids around or at lunch with friends. Her situation wasn’t unique. During our research visits, we had been hearing similar concerns from people who need to stay connected to the market. With the hope of resolving this dilemma, we started to design and build a finance application for the Android platform in our Google 20% time

Last.fm – Personal Radio

Your personal radio station on your phone: Choose an artist or genre and Last.fm builds the perfect playlist just for you, fresh every time, featuring your favorites and new discoveries powered by millions of Last.fm users sharing the music they love. You can skip any song and find out about concerts, too.

  • Stream your favorite Last.fm stations
  • View your friends’ profiles
  • Watch out for up coming events
  • Background playback — listen to radio while using your phone
  • Scrobble your music on the go

Google Voice

Google Voice is a new service from Google that gives the user his own personal phone number. You then can use your Google Voice number to make phone calls or send SMS messages from the web. And the Android app lets users do the same from their Android device. This means users can make and receive calls and text messages on your Google Voice number through your phone. Google Voice also archives all voice mails and SMS messages online, so you will never lose that important message.

Google Listen

Listen from Google Labs brings podcasts and web audio to your Android-powered device. It lets you search, subscribe, download and stream. By subscribing to programs it will create a personalized audio-magazine loaded with fresh shows and news stories whenever you listen. In this release Listen is indexing thousands of popular English-only audio sources.

Pintail

Pintail is an application for Android phones. It was an experiment in “useful minimalism”. It’s now slightly less minimalist, but rather more useful.

MultiReader 0.6.1

MultiReader speaks your document : text, EPUB , PDF, Word, RTF, PPT, eBook

ChompSMS

You love your Android phone as much as we do? You SMS all the time? Want more features? Then chompSMS is for you, with lots of extra features like chat-style bubbles, contact pictures, quick reply, signatures, heaps of customizations, and more!

My Tracks

My Tracks is an application for your AndroidTM phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps.