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In today’s world, almost everything electronic has some sort of information available about it online. Whether it be an official webpage, a fan site, or a collection of forum posts, you can almost always find it online somewhere. Android devices are no different””in fact, in many ways an Android device relies on this internet information system like any other phone operating system.

For this reason, it’s important to find a few Android websites that can keep you up to date on your Android device. Recently, I wrote an article about 5 Awesome Android Applications That Could Make Life Easier 5 Awesome Android Applications That Could Make Life Easier 5 Awesome Android Applications That Could Make Life Easier Read More , and now I’d like to tell you which Android websites I’ve found useful in my experience as an Android user.

Android Tapp

Coined as “the best resource for Android App Reviews, Android Apps, Android App Ratings, Interviews with mobile app developers, News and Showcases”, Android Tapp really fits the bill for new and veteran Android users out there. Whether you just picked one up over the holidays, or have followed Android since day 1, you’ll still find something useful here.

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While you’re at it, check out the videos page hosting android tips and tricks. There’s even a page for hardware news, and an applications blog you don’t want to miss. In addition, AndroidTapp now has an “app of the week” featured on the homepage to check out. Overall, this is one of my favorite Android websites to check out on a regular basis for Android news a reviews.

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Android Zoom

Love the Android market on your phone? I do””but unfortunately it’s only on my phone. AndroidZoom solves this problem by bringing the Android application store to you for access online. Updated hourly with new games, applications, and utilities; Android Zoom is the best substitute I have found to fill the lack of a good Android market online. In fact, this Android website even includes the ratings and reviews exactly as they appear on your phone’s market application. For this reason, I have found that not only is AndroidZoom reliable and up to date, but it’s also convenient and user friendly.

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Find something you liked on AndroidZoom? Just click on it, and on the same page as the product reviews and screenshots you’ll find a QR code that you can scan with your phone to download that app straight to your Android device (Note: to download via a QR code, get the free application “˜Barcode Scanner’ for your Android). From the looks of things, AndroidZoom has over 11,000 Android applications currently in its extensive database””go check it out!

Android and Me

This Android website is a very extensive Android resource and covers news and software just like the others, but also has a few excellent pages that sets it apart in several ways. First, I would highly recommend checking out the applications page. Android&Me has done a great job of providing news about new, relevant, useful applications that you’ll probably at least want to try out on your device.

In addition, if you’re new to the Android scene, take a look at the Android&Me page for beginners. There you’ll find a steady stream of information (in no particular order) which will keep you informed of popular terminology or software that a new Android owner should keep up with. For instance, it has information on what it is to root an Android device, as well as the benefits and dangers of doing such a thing. Even though I’d like to think I know a fair amount about my Android device by now, I still learned quite a bit just by scanning the beginners page. Oh, and don’t worry””in this case, the lack of structure actually proves beneficial to the learning process. Don’t understand what I mean? Give the Android&Me Android website a look and see what you think.

Android Community

Android Community is a website that I only use parts of, but still consider invaluable to a good learning experience with my phone. Even though I don’t care as much for the content on the main webpage (frankly, it’s information you can find all over the place), I personally find the Android Community Forums to be one of the most indispensable resources I have access to today.

Within the Android Community forums, you can find discussions about your specific model of Android, different builds, hacks, software lists compiled by users, and quite a bit more. Developers can look to these forums for development tips, program ideas-even software requests and reviews. Phones have evolved from simple communication devices into so much more, and the Android Community forums give you access to the thoughts, opinions, and accomplishments of users just like you who want to continue making their phones better tomorrow than they were yesterday.

Phandroid

Phandroid is an Android fan site focused on providing the viewer with media about Android and its devices. I would personally highly recommend the podcasts page, which contains excellent discussion and news about everything Android. There’s a podcast about the Motorola Droid and its impact on the market, and even an interview with the creator of the popular Android ROM Cyanogen.

In addition, Phandroid contains an awesome video page which has quite an assortment of demonstrations, tutorials, and game videos that no Android fan could ignore. Give Phandroid a run and see what you think.

AndroLib

Lastly I’d like to mention AndroLib””it’s a lot like Android Zoom but with a few key differences. Androlib has a useful toplist containing the top downloaded apps of the day. Androlib’s database also includes a recent apps page, and a search function.

You may find it useful to view the statistics page as well, to get a feel for what the rest of the Android community is doing on the market. Don’t sell this site short””its database has a massive amount of applications, and the website definitely contains more than meets the eye.

Without the Android websites I mentioned above, my experience with an Android phone wouldn’t be nearly as good as it’s proven to be so far. I would highly recommend that you give these websites a look, and see what you think. If you have a website to recommend, leave me a comment and I’ll check it out!

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    February 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

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  2. eresatay uffyday
    June 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Download Drippler over at the playstore! You wont be disappointed! I love it! I love ALL things android! Thanks for this article!! :-)

  3. Mark
    April 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Another site is http://fossdroid.com
    Its main aim is to promote free and open source software on the Android platform.

  4. Uwe
    February 22, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Great list of Android related sites!

    Please also have a look at http://www.appbrain.com
    The website allows to install and uninstall Android apps directly from the web browser and sync it with your Android phone.

    Also it offers some cool features not present in other app directories, like a changelog for each app or a developer ranking.

    Thanks!

  5. Max
    January 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Downside is that most of these are not easy to read from Android phone itself. Here is a list of aroud 150 web sites optimised for viewing on Android phone which I've set as my start page.

    http://m.kozlenko.info

  6. Tostaki
    January 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    French guys are active and a good source too : http://www.sosandroid.fr

  7. Gav
    January 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Cheers - you guys have found some new Android sites for me to bookmark! :-)

  8. Elika
    January 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    This article is great. I have found a great site for creating ringtones, mobilespin.net. They have a free online ringtone tool.

  9. Craig
    January 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Readers might want to check out http://www.mplayit.com/android

    We have the entire Android App catalog on the site with a bunch of social features to help add in content discovery.

  10. Pax
    January 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for a very useful article. I'm in the market for a new phone; strongly leaning toward android for a number of reasons (though also considering Nokia's n900).

    The sites above look like great jumping off points to delve a little deeper than some of the hardware review sites I've come across.

  11. Medisoft
    January 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the list, grabbing my Hero now...

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