This week it was announced that the Android Market application store for Android mobile phones now has over 10,000 apps for sale. To mark the news, Top10 takes a look at the ten best so far.
10 BarCode Scanner
A classic of its kind and an app with which most people will be familiar. However, in case you’ve been living under a rock, BarCode Scanner enables you to scan barcodes with your mobile and find out where you can locate a product for the cheapest price in your area. We’ve found it a boon for buying DVDS and books in particular.
9 SMS Backup
This lets you save your most cherished SMS messages and view them along with your email.
Ignore the groan-inducing punning title, this is a brilliant app with a crisp, user friendly interface that makes navigating Wikipedia pages a boon.
Sick of your wallpaper? Backgrounds offers a massive choice of 50,000 designs, so you’re sure to find something that appeals.
6 Guitar Hero World Tour
Still the best and goofiest music game around. And it’s even more fun for Android mobiles. Particularly if you opt for the real time multiplayer option which lets you go axe to axe with other would-be Johnny Marrs all over the UK, irrespective of their network carrier.
5 Advanced Task Manager
This is one of the most popular apps yet for Android mobile phones. It's not hard to see why. In a nutshell, it allows you to kill background processes to make operation of your handset as smooth and quick as possible.
Developed by Hexage, this is a terrific looking bit of software with heavy overtones of Asteroids. Requiring super sharp reactions and no little strategy, Buka has got everything you want from a mobile game.
Ringroid lets users come up and their own ringtones, either from MP3s or through recording their own mini opuses.
In the absence of an official Facebook application for the Android OS, this is the best social networking app around. Standout features include instant uploads of photos as well as the option to send and read messages and comment on profiles, photos and bulletins.
Although this has quite literally just gone on sale, it’s surely the greatest music app for Android mobiles thus far. Justifiably dubbed the 'celestial jukebox', as well as letting you stream a massive catalogue of music over Wi-Fi, 2.5G or 3G , the Spotify app also lets you compile playlists and listen to them when you’re offline.