Best apps for Android: CNET's definitive list

Check out CNET's list of the best apps for Android. It's got a handful of well-known classics, along with a few apps that we've plucked from obscurity.

Pick up a new Android phone recently? Or maybe a tablet?

Either way, with a shiny new device in hand, you're probably itching to download some apps, right? Well, allow CNET to give you a hand with that. With a fast-growing Android Market that can seem overwhelming and downright intimidating to some, chances are, you could use a bit of direction.

So without further ado, I'd like to introduce CNET's list of Best apps for Android. It's got some well-known classics and a few apps that we've plucked from obscurity.

While it would have been nice to highlight every single app we've come to love over the years, doing so obviously would've made for an enormous list. So, what we've done is handpick our favorite, high-quality, tried and tested apps for some of the most commonly searched categories like utilities, productivity, and shopping. It should be both a great reference for experienced Android users and a perfect starter kit for anyone just jumping onto the Android bandwagon.

Check out our list of Best apps for Android now, and feel free to tell us what you think in the comments below.

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