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October 14th, 2009

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The most popular applications in the Android Market are constantly changing as new applications are introduced, but Wirefly’s editors have selected some of the most innovative and popular applications available to Android users to give you a better idea of what’s out there. Of course, this is only a small selection of the thousands of applications available for the Android platform.

Bank of America Mobile Banking

Bank of America Mobile Banking

Cost: FREE

With Bank of America’s Android application, customers can check their available balance, transfer funds, and even pay bills while on-the-go. The application will also locate the nearest Bank of America ATM based on the device’s GPS location. Expect mobile banking applications from most major banks in the near future.

Facebook for Android

Facebook for Android

Cost: FREE

Take Facebook with you wherever you go. Facebook for Android allows you to update your status, view your newsfeed, view friend’s walls and profiles, and share photos and links.

Google Maps

Google Maps

Cost: FREE

It’s all the power of Google Maps – right on your Android phone. Google Maps uses your GPS location to provide driving, walking and public transportation directions. You can also lookup nearby businesses and restaurants, read reviews, check out Google’s Street View for supported addresses, and search with your voice.

Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map

Cost: FREE

Another Google innovation – Google Sky Map – allows you to use your phone’s GPS, accelerometer, and compass to provide a detailed star map for your location. Android users find planets, stars and constellations by pointing their phone toward the sky.

Layar Reality Browser

Layar Reality Browser

Cost: FREE

Layar is one of the first so-called ‘augmented reality applications.’ The application overlays real-time information on top of live images from your device’s on-board camera. Layar features a variety of informational ‘layers’ from various companies and web-based services including a Yelp! layer that displays a 3D view of nearby restaurants and a Tweetmondo layer that displays where Twitter users tweeted from in your area.

Meebo IM

Meebo IM

Cost: FREE

Meebo provides Android users integrated mobile instant messaging services from most major messaging platforms. The application supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, MySpace IM, Google Talk, Jabber and ICQ. Users can create a Meebo account, and choose to have their chat history automatically saved and accessible at any time on Meebo’s website.

Movies by Flixster

Movies by Flixster

Cost: FREE

Movies by Flixter offers show times for local theaters, links to theatre maps and phone numbers, high-quality movie trailers, movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and more. Future versions of Flixster are expected to offer the ability to purchase movie tickets directly from the application.

Shazam

Shazam

Cost: FREE

If you frequently hear a song you like on the radio or during an evening out and wish you could easily figure out what it is, Shazam may become your favorite Android application. Shazam will listen to a small portion of a song and identify and store the artist’s name and song title.

ShopSavvy

ShopSavvy

Cost: FREE

ShopSavvy uses the on-board camera on your Android device to scan product barcodes and then scours the internet for the best prices online and at local stores. This application may redefine the term ‘shopping around’ for you.

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Cost: FREE

The Weather Channel’s official Android app provides much more than just a basic weather forecast. The application features customizable weather and radar maps, streaming video forecasts, and weather widgets and notifications.

All of these applications can be downloaded directly from the Android Market on your Android device.

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