Official Google Apps in Android Market – A Guide

Google as an app developer has released various applications in the Android Market and some of these come pre-installed on most Android devices – like Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Search.

But others have to be downloaded from Android Market; we have compiled a list of these apps that have been developed by Google. The number comes around 40 apps, although we have tried our best, but we might have missed a few. But not all applications are available in every country and every device; some are regional apps as they support only certain languages or certain apps might support only few device types. So, the best way to check if one of these apps is available in your country is to go to the phone/tablet based Market app and try searching for that particular app – if it comes in the search results than you are good to go.

  1. Google Maps – Maps app for all Android devices; comes pre-installed on almost every Android device. The navigation part is however is only supported in a few countries
  2. Gmail – No need to explain this one
  3. Google Search – This either
  4. Google Voice  Search – Search without typing, but only supports certain languages
  5. Street View on Google Maps – Incorporates the Street Data in the Google Maps, if your country/city have Street view imagery then you can use this app as a part of Maps to see that.
  6. Google Docs – Official app for Google Docs
  7. Google Shopper – Find products with your phone and get prices fast. Find great products and deals with your Android phone.
  8. Google Earth – Official apps for Google Earth app.
  9. Google Reader – RSS Reader from Google
  10. Google Translate – Translate between most languages with this handy app
  11. Google Sky Map – Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky. It will identify objects that appear in the sky and allow users to search for them.
  12. Google Goggles – Search the real world by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results
  13. Google Books – Use Google Books to read over 3 million e-books on the go. Build your ebooks library in the cloud with Google Books. It is only available in US right now.
  14. Google Voice – Make cheap international calls with your Google number. Send free text messages. Place calls and send text messages showing your Google number. Available in select countries.
  15. Androidify – Create a droid-like avatar of yours.
  16. Gesture Search – Search your Android phone by drawing gestures on the touch screen. Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, a bookmark, an application, or a music track on your device.
  17. Google+ – Official app for Google+ social network
  18. Listen – Use for podcast search, subscribe, download and streaming.
  19. Talkback – TalkBack is a screen reader that provides spoken feedback when using native Android applications.
  20. Soundback – SoundBack augments TalkBack with additional non-speech auditory cues that make the interaction both efficient and fun.
  21. Kickback– KickBack augments TalkBack and SoundBack with additional haptic feedback.
  22. Google Chrome to Phone – Send links, maps, phone numbers, & more from your Chrome browser to your phone! You will need the chrome extn to compliment the app
  23. Finance – it brings you streaming real-time quotes in this stock quote and portfolio application.
  24. Videos – Official video player for Android Market movie rentals. Only available in US so far.
  25. Google Authenticator – Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking. Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone. With 2-step verification, you can choose to add an additional layer of security for your Google Account by signing in with both a code generated by this application in addition to your password.
  26. Car Home– Quickly access navigation, voice actions, and other features while driving. Turn your phone into your personal navigation and infotainment device.
  27. Google Apps Device Policy – Allows Google Apps domain admin to set security policies for your Android device. Google Apps Device Policy is a device administration tool that allows administrators for Google Apps Premier and Education editions to set security policies for Android devices.
  28. Scoreboard – Access daily sports scores, schedules, standings and news for Auto Racing, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer.
  29. Google Body – Navigate and search an interactive 3D model of human anatomy. Only for Android 3.0+.
  30. Google Keyboard Apps – IME features voice input, single vowel layout, & a suggestion dictionary for different languages. Check for your local language in Android Market.
  31. Orkut – Official App for Orkut
  32. Blogger – Official app
  33. Google TV Remote – Remote app for Google TV devices
  34. Youtube Remote – With YouTube Remote, you can use your Android phone or tablet as a remote control for YouTube videos on your desktop computer or Internet TV.
  35. Panoramio Uploader – Show your favorite places to the world. Upload your photos to Panoramio. Upload your geo-located photos directly from the Gallery to your Panoramio account.
  36. Google Apps Lookup – Google Apps Business & Education users can now find any user in their company. Lookup allows Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Education users to find and contact any user in their corporate domain.
  37. Intersection Explorer– Intersection Explorer helps blind users explore their neighborhood.
  38. Youtube – Official app

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of AndroidOS.in. If you'd like to reach him, drop an email at 'gaurav@androidos.in' or connect with him on Twitter (@gauravshukla).

2 thoughts on “Official Google Apps in Android Market – A Guide

    Abhishek

    (September 21, 2011 - 5:53 pm)

    Please provide a HOW to GUIDE to root Samsung galaxy s2..& some tips to improve battery life..coz my galaxy s2 is not giving backup…battery drains out in just 5 hours on continuous use..

    Suresh

    (September 18, 2011 - 5:36 pm)

    Awesome post for google apps. Need the sep list of phones.

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