Android App Roundup: 75 of the Best Mobile Linux Downloads

The Android family of handsets include some of the most powerful smartphones out today -- the Droid, Droid X and Droid 2, as well as the HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Epic 4G -- and with new mobile apps, they're gaining even more functionality. Meanwhile, the latest version of the mobile operating system backed by Google, Android 2.2 dubbed Froyo, is rolling out to top tier handsets as the mobile Linux OS begins to outpace Apple's iOS for the first time since it launched two years ago.

And, though the Android Marketplace may not have a huge inventory of mobile apps compared to the Apple App Store, developers are starting to get on board. To help you suss out the best Android Apps, read the story at Datamation.com.

Unlike the rigidly controlled Apple App Store, the Android Marketplace is a bit freewheeling. It can be hard to tell the gold from the dross. To help you find the gems, here's a list of 75 of the best apps the Android Marketplace has to offer.

1) ASTRO File Manager

This app might just be essential. It's a full-featured file manager that lets you view and manage the files on your Droid without having to plug it into your computer. You can even use it to backup your Android apps to your SD card. Free and paid. The free version features ads. The paid version goes for $2.99 and removes the ads.

2) Dropbox

This client for the Dropbox cloud-sharing file storage service makes it easy to get files onto your phone without explicit synching. You can shovel files into it from any of your computers and then access them from any other computer or phone. Free.

Read the full story at Datamation:
75 Awesome Android Apps


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