Tom's Guide: 30 Free Apps for New Android Users

Getting a new phone is exciting but you won't get the most out of your phone until you've populated it with some great applications. That said, trawling the app market for quality apps can be a laborious task (there's an awful lot of junk in there). The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of 30 of the best apps to get you started, and they're all absolutely free. Be sure to check out '30 Free Apps for New Android Users' once you've set up your new Android device. 

So it's Black Friday and you've just snagged yourself a shiny, new Android smartphone or tablet. Looking for apps to install on your new device? Look no further! Even if you don't have the budget to spring for paid applications, there are a host of great, free apps on the market that can add a lot of functionality to your Android device. Compiled here is a list of 30 free Android apps for the new user.

30 Free Apps for New Android Users

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  • clonazepam
    I stopped using WinAMP awhile ago. Maybe its been updated, but it always caused my phone to freeze up.

    Avast! Mobile Security - I tried it out. It tripled or quadrupled the time it takes to boot up the phone, and I realized I can provide plenty of security on my own with plain old smart choices, so I dumped it. It is also not very friendly with Google's security features. If you have your gmail account, etc, text login codes to your phone, avast isn't very friendly to them. It was a must to remove this software.

    I CANNOT believe you didn't include a free talking translator. I'm disabled and once in awhile I go to this Chinese place for massage. They can't speak a lick of English, so I just use the talking translator to communicate with them. It's one-way of course, but they know words like "yes" and "no".
  • ipwn3r456
    I saw the avast Mobile security at the end. Looks like everyone is using it as well. But There's also Kaspersky Mobile Security, and Norton Security & Antivirus. Which one is better out of those three for my Samsung Galaxy s3?
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  • teamaster
    There is one more interesting free application which connects home to home media network. It is ArkMC With its help you can play media located and any home media device.
  • havanna
    speaking of interesting free apps i downloaded some simple one onto my galaxy called I haven't stopped laughing at the crude humour, bril.