Android 1.5 Apps from Google I/O : 5 Most Useful Apps

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Friday, May 29, 2009

androidAlthough 18-20 Android Phones will be out later this year, Google Android 1.5 Cupcake update is out quite a while but it has not been able to produce much excitement as the updates are not as dramatic as from iPhone 2.0 to iPhone 3.0. But the publishers are not afraid to showcase their applications.  Some of the apps implement newer technologies and solutions that further push what you can do on a mobile phone, while others demonstrated the seamlessness of their service between the desktop and device. Here is a quick look at 5 of the most useful apps.

  1. BrightKite
  2. Lonely Planet
  3. Weather Bug
  4. Imeem
  5. Documents To Go
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1. BrightKite

brightkight

It is a social network on Android 1.5 which can match the iPhone in terms of feature offerings. In future it will include some interesting features like Google Maps and background notification for newly received messages.

2. Lonely Planet

lonely-planet

It uses GPS to plot nearby points of interest on the application’s map and also as pop up on camera’s eye view. The camera is initiated if you hold the phone in Landscape mode and Lonely Planet will then show the points of interest over the live view. Using this view you can scan for sites in any direction.

3. Weather Bug

weatherbug

There are two version of this app. The free version has an attractive weather widget on the screen. The elite version will add additional layers of climatic information like pressure, humidity, severe weather, lightening detector to the free version.

4. Imeem

imeem

Imeem for Android is different from the iPhone version like its ability to run in background streaming songs while you can do other things on your phone. You can pause and skip music, and after being authorized it can also play music from your SD Card other than musics from Imeem.com.

5. Documents To Go

documents-to-go
This is a productivity app using which you can view PowerPoint and PDF Files. The current application owners can get the updated version for free.
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