Those who just received or bought a new Android mobile phone could significantly improve its capabilities by downloading games and tools from Google Play.
Social networkers should make sure to install the Facebook and Twitter apps, which make keeping up-to-date with friends easy and convenient.
Owners can also chat with friends for free over an internet connection using VoIP tools like Skype, which has been downloaded over 100 million times.
One of the main advantages to the Google operating system is the ability to personalise tools like the keyboard, and SwiftKey 3 is currently an Editor's Choice.
This tool could help users to type messages more quickly and accurately, as it adapts its dictionary and suggestions to match the user's style.
Entertaining free games like Angry Birds and Temple Run currently dominate the charts, but there are thousands of apps available to suit every player's taste.
Droid of the Day and Freapp even send users game recommendations each day, so they do not miss out on hidden gems.
Posted by Peter Robinson