The Best Android Apps

Place for Some of the THE Free TOP Android Apps

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Recently i purchased Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I will post some of the Top FREE Android Apps that i came across and why i found them Best.

The Opinions expressed in this Blog are my own and they are NOT paid opinions or sponsored ads. This Blog is Dedicated to Android Developers and Android Community for their great effort in building such useful and interesting apps.

For Kids around 3 to 5 years

1. Kids Preschool Puzzle, my 3 year old daughter loves this game and feels other preschool games are crappy … its her choice so must be one of the best apps for kids, great thing about this app is easy navigation for kids, bigger pictures, and a click sound and applouse that kids really love

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=zok.android.shapes

2. Falldown 3D : Excellent game

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.applidium.falldown

3. Frisbee Forever , Excellent Game looks so good and so real.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiloo.frisbeeforever

4. Jetpack Joyride , one more great game kids love this

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfbrick.jetpackjoyride

Where’s my water , this can become pretty additive , especially for people above 10 years

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.WMWLite

Indian and Internation Music

AR Rahman Tamil Video Songs Only, Source Youtube

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.video.arrahman

ILLAYARAJA HITS, great collection of MP3 songs , my only wish list is they can actually point to the corresponding Video songs of these mp3s

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andromo.dev90512.app92529

AR Rahman Hindi Video Songs Only, Source Youtube

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.video.arrahman.hindi

Dance Music , Excellent Original Dance and Music Videos, Simple User Interface

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beatphone.discomusic

Pop Music Videos,  Justin Beiber,Britney Spears,Jennifer Lopez,Katy Perry,Rihanna,Michel Jackson and Lots More in high quality

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pop.music.videos.youtube

Amr Diab , if you are his fan and love his songs, here is an app, tamally maak ( hindi version kahona kaho is my favourite song)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a326458016507ff24b7af654a.a31724177a

International TV Channels News, Sports, Knowledge and Entertainment

Al Jazeera , Excellent International News focussed around middle east, very good Audio and Video Quality

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.aljazeera.english

BBC News, Excellent Audio and Video Quality , Filter based on US & Canada, Technology, Business, Science and Environment, Europe, Latin America, UK, Asia, also has 24 hour BBC News

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bbc.mobile.news.ww

Discovery NEWS, Great and Excellent Videos , you would need to click on Menu button on Extreme left to view these videos.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discovery.news

 CNN App, Excellent Videos , remember to click on Menu button on left

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cnn.mobile.android.phone

New York Yimes , this does not have any video links , but you can read news or play article news using Adroid News Reader 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nytimes.android

Cnet Global , Cnet Blogs, Videos, Photos, Videos, great Gadget and Tech videos

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cbsinteractive.cnetglobal

Fashion TV, I love this App simply excellent audio and video quality , latest fashion videos around the world

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goldengekko.ftv

EuroSport , if you love European sports , this is a must have app , great HD video quality

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eurosport

USTA TV, United States Tennis Association TV, Excellent Tennis videos

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dartfish.android.ustatv

France TV by PPClick Mobile Software, large number of International channels from France, Excellent User Interface very rare to find in mobile apps , channels like clap tv, france 24, HBO, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX News, MTV, Showtime all HD Channels etc few 100 channels out here , MUST HAVE APP.

the only thing is they put an annoying Ad OLX Free Classified , looks bad on screen otherwise unbeatable app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdc.francetv

Flipboard News Magazine, Collects Internation News Feeds, nice app if you love reading news , you can flip pages like news paper.. great user interface, you can choose a topic and you will get its news feeds , example Design, Business , Sports, Travel, Style, ESPN Cricket, what ever topic u like , search and add it to ur news feed

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app

Peliculas Gratis, Free Movies English, Latino , Espanol … it has full length movies, Series, animation, documentaries etc i was watching 7 Seconds movie , had excellent Video Quality

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.peliculasgratis.example

NASA Official App, Videos and Images

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa

Schoener Fernsehen, Excellent User Interface for German, French, and English channels, great Picture clarity must have App

Google play link

Channel 3 Eyewitness : Get the latest breaking news, weather and sports for the Chattanooga metro area, including Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, from your online news leader WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

Google Play link

Fox 47 News, Excellent Audio and Video clarity ,

Google Play link

FOX News, Exceptional HD Audio and Video clarity

Google play link

Italian Films online , good Audio and Video clarity , source Youtube

Google play link

KATV Channel 7, Excellent Audio and Video clarity

Google play link

KNTV abc Channel 13, Live Streaming HD video content , excellent Audio Video clarity – no bufferring

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Google play link

2NEWS KTVN.com , Excellent NEWS coverage live and high definition sound and picture clarity

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Google play link

Indian TV Channels

Aaj Tak

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.AajTak.headlines

NDTV, Shows videos and live TV NDTV 24×7, NDTV India, NDTV Profit and NDTV Good times, has good audio and video clarity

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv

NSFDroid Mobile TV , lots of Indian TV Channels most of them work good sound and video clarity

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nsfdroid.mobiletv

XBMC to Android, watching movies from phone to TV

This is Excellent i can now run XBMC on my TV ( refer my previous article for details on setting up world class Home Theatre System )  Now we take it to next level

XBMC Configurations

Launch XBMC , go to System -> Settings -> Network tab.

select Services,

Enable Share audio and video over UPnP

Allow control of XBMC via HTTP, port 8080, username and password as xbmc (or whatever u like)

Allow Program on this system to control XBMC , Allow program on other systems to control XBMC , get the Ipaddress of the machine thats running XBMC for linux you can use ifconfig command, for windows ipconfig ( ? , forgotten windows commands 😉

Disable linux firewalls, my XBMC is running on fedora 17 so need to remove any firewall settings


[oracle@oel62 wc_domain]$ su root
Password: ******
[root@oel62 wc_domain]# service iptables save
iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables:[ OK ]
[root@oel62 wc_domain]# service iptables stop
iptables: Flushing firewall rules: [ OK ]
iptables: Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: filter [ OK ]
iptables: Unloading modules: [ OK ]

1. Control the TV from Android Remote, use XBMC Official remote to view movies and music , now you can not only watch the play list , use it as remote control to your xbmc server as well,

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.xbmc.android.remote

NOTE : this will simply work as a remote control , lets try other way around that is to stream the movies from your cell phone into TV, that is if i am watching youtube on my cell i want to view that on my TV using XBMC , there is another great app for that listed below

2. Stream movies from cellphone to TV. Yatse Widge lets u do exactly that , stream ur videos from your cellphone on to your TV

Go to your Android Device (Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or anything that you use) , use youtube app to watch a video clip , click on Share button , select “Send to XBMC” via Yatse App or use “org.xbmc.android.remote”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree

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