Android is a popular operating system for smartphones and tablets.
The Google-owned mobile platform is used by popular phone manufacturers, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericson and other tech giants. Presently, Android is the most used mobile operating system with over 78% of its share in the Smartphone market in 2015. To support the ever-expanding Android market, Google and other Android app developers have created a huge collection of both free and paid Android apps. And since finding a new app can be a pain in the behind, here is a list of what we think are the best Android applications of 2015.
In the world of instant messaging apps WhatsApp is one of the most successful apps, boasting of over 800 million monthly active users. WhatsApp lets you send text messages and make VoIP calls for free. Yes, 100% free. You will never be charged for calls made or a text messages sent via WhatsApp. The app is cross platform, meaning you will be able to send messages to people who have WhatsApp installed on their iOS, Blackberry or Windows Phone mobile devices.
Google Hangouts is not only capable of sending instant messages to Google users, but it is also capable of video chatting. With this app, you can video chat with up to 10 participants. The app also lets you manage your SMS messages.
SnapChat recently updated its Android app. It now lets you share photos, audio files and videos directly from SnapChat Discover. Discover allows media companies to publish content, but the content disappears after 24 hours. The app has partnered with Yahoo, People, Daily Mail, CNN and Comedy Central.
It goes without saying that this is one of the most downloaded Android apps in 2015. Chances are most people you know are on Facebook. This is advantageous because the app will help you connect with the people you know. Facebook Messenger has a simple and clean user interface. It also lets you make VoIP calls for free. Do not forget the amazing emoticons and stickers.
Twitch an online community or a video platform where gamers can interact and watch their favorite games. The app makes it easy for hobbyists and pros to share their demos, walkthroughs and speed runs with the community. If you want to view or stream video game content, you cannot go wrong with Twitch.
If you commute by car and love dodging traffic jams, Waze is the app to install onto your Android Smartphone. The Google-owned navigation app is easy to use and offers real-time traffic information. Another thing about this app is that it can alert drivers about closed lanes, police cars ahead and even accidents.
Text messaging and phone calls can no longer satisfy our mobile communication needs. We now crave for video messaging, too. Dubsmash offers another new unique feature of modern communication we never knew existed. This free Android application lets you record short videos of yourself and sync the recording to a variety of crazy sounds.