Samsung Galaxy S2 Apps [Guide]

samsung galaxy s IISamsung Galaxy S2 has started reaching countries like UK and South Korea and will soon be available in over 120 countries by the end of June. This Samsung Flagship smartphone is the recent Android superphone to reach market, with 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM combined with Android 2.3.

But no phone is complete without Apps, especially an Android smartphone. Chances are that your telecom operator or Samsung will factory-install a number of most useful apps including the likes of Facebook, Twitter, e-book reader or more. But these aren’t all, with over 170,000 apps available in Android Market; you can always download more useful apps from Android Market.

We have compiled a list of some of the coolest and most useful apps for your phone available in Android Market right now. These are just 16 apps, so if you think we have missed some cool apps, which will be useful for others too, simply list them in the comments below or share your Appbrain lists.

 

  1. Adobe Reader: Best PDF Reader for your Galaxy S II.
  2. Google Docs: Access your Google Docs on the go with this official Android app. You can even open new documents/spreadsheets and more. Only downside is the requirement for data connection.
  3. Read It later: View or add to your reading list from any computer or mobile device. You can save articles from practically anywhere: your computer, browser, phone, mobile device and within over 130 applications that have Read It Later Support. Must have for anyone who spends time reading news/articles and other stuff on the web.
  4. Kindle/Nook for Android: No need for any introduction for these two.  Read e-books directly on your Samsung Galaxy S II from your Kindle library or Nook library respectively. Both are official apps, so you can also track your accounts or buy new books.
  5. How Stuff Works: The HowStuffWorks Android app not only gives you instant access to a massive collection of articles and podcasts right on your Android device, but also gives you direct access to our famous podcasters and HowStuffWorks experts.
  6. RunKeeper: Track, measure, and improve your fitness. RunKeeper uses GPS to track your fitness activities, including distance, time, pace, calories, heart rate, and path traveled on a map.
  7. Al Jazeera Live/ CNN App for Phones: News Junkies, what else can be better than the live feed coming directly from Al Jazeera. Or if you want news in text/multimedia format, then CNN’s official app for Android Phones is your best bet.
  8. Twitter: Official Twitter App is available in Market, but you are not satisfied with this one, you can always opt for Plume or TweetDeck.
  9. Ebay for Android/Amazon.com: Shopping or the go with the official eBay and Amazon.com apps. Check product prices, track your bids[only ebay] or simple buy stuff.
  10. Google Shopper: Another app for shopaholics, compare prices, find products using barcodes or voice/text search. Downside – Currently U.S. and U.K. prices only.
  11. PicSay/Photoshop: Your 8MP camera pics are of no use, if you don’t have a decent image editing tools right on your SGS2. Edited your pics and share them on social networks.
  12. SkyFire/Firefox/Dolphin HD: Not satisfied with stock browser. There are scores of alternatives in the Android Market, but these three are the best of those.
  13. Google Chrome to Phone: Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps, and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone.
  14. EverNote: Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
  15. ES File Explorer: A nice and sleek file explorer for all your needs.
  16. SoundHound/Shazam: Find songs with instant music recognition, and lyrics and artist info right no your phone with either of these apps.

Easiest way to get all these apps is this Appbrain list or you can simple search by names in Android Market.


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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7 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S2 Apps [Guide]

    Galaxy S2 Apps

    (November 27, 2011 - 10:17 pm)

    Very good phone! Worth buying if you can! Good article, thanks.

    sham

    (August 16, 2011 - 4:22 pm)

    juz now i buy tis phone…vry impressed me…

    Kyle

    (June 11, 2011 - 6:59 am)

    as of may 2nd, there were far more than 170,000 applications available on the android market, closer to the 210,000 mark. also, this is probably THE WORST ”best app list” i have ever seen. If i google’d ‘most popular android apps’ i would have received a better app list than this. it just feels lazy, like no effort was put forth. no mention of angry birds/any decent game, pandora/slacker radios, ANY home replacement like SPB Mobile shell, adw launcher, or launcher pro, no dialect translator, barcode scanner, decent ringtone/wallpaper downloader, chatting application like skype, fring, tango, qik. All of these apps have more COMMENTS than your list has DOWNLOADS. i appreciate the coverage of such a highly anticipated phone, and the picture that was picked is a GREAT representation of the phone. But the journalism is lacking. Please, do more homework before your editorials. it can be misleading to someone not familiar with android.

    Michael

    (May 3, 2011 - 10:47 am)

    When is the Galaxy S2 available in Singapore

    Pulkit

    (May 2, 2011 - 4:15 pm)

    Please provide some info on the India launch date! 🙂

    Mazaher

    (May 2, 2011 - 3:22 pm)

    Dear Team
    I am sorry to say that the main feature of smart phone i.e. creatin/editing/savings of files like doc, excel(spread sheets) etc not provided in Galaxy S2 which is very essencial features for users. Please add the…
    Thanks.

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 2, 2011 - 5:04 pm)

      @Mazaher I am sure Samsung will pre-install ThinkOffice or other officesuite

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