Tuesday, January 15, 2013

11 Apps That Will Make You Wish You Had An Android Phone (GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/android-exclusive-apps-2013-1

sony xperia z ces 2013With more than 700,000 available apps, the Google Play store for Android has quickly risen to match Apple's iPhone app selection.

While Apple's store is usually the first choice for developers to launch their apps, others know that Android is the platform to push hardware and software to the limit.

Browsing through Android's massive app library can be difficult as there are many apps that simply aren't very useful.

But if you look a little harder you can find apps like BetterBatteryStats, which helps you to manage apps are draining the most power.

Check out the rest of the Android-exclusive apps we rounded up. They'll change how you use your Android, for the better.

DeskSMS makes sure you'll never miss a message again.

DeskSMS is a nifty app that allows you to forward text messages (and picture messages) from your Android smartphone to your desktop via Gmail, Google Talk, and the Chrome Web browser.

Price: Free

WiFi Analyzer lets you determine how strong a wireless network is in your vicinity

Have you ever been st! uck on a slow wireless network?

WiFi Analyzer lets you see how strong networks are around you, helping you to pick the fastest, most reliable one.

Price: Free

Weather Bomb gives a data-intensive view of the weather on your Android device

Weather Bomb is an extremely detailed weather app that gives users seven days of data.

There are various views, but our favorite is the graph view, which gives the week's rain, wind, and cloud forecast at a glance.

Other data includes rain, wind, cloud, temperature, pressure humidity and wave height.

Price: Free

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