Android and Google are the great symbiosis of current technology, Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and other open source software. It was designed for touchscreen mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, smart watches, etc.
Therefore, the great variety of applications that exists in the Play Store can be infinite. Even so we want to make a compilation to know which are the best and the ones that cannot be missing in your terminal to get more out and get the most out of your smartphone.
On many occasions some applications are already pre-installed, which appear when configuring our new mobile from the beginning. So don't miss it and Leave in the comments which ones you think cannot be missing, if any are left in the pipeline.
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Evidently we have applications that are essential such as Gmail, since we must link an account to our terminal, and the most comfortable and easy thing is to do it with the big G.
True is that This application is going to undergo a change, and they want to make it your workplace, where you can enjoy greater benefits and comforts to carry out your work. It will be a new workspace where we can view and edit documents, check emails and make a video call, all from your Gmail, without leaving the application.
From now with Gmail you can enjoy different productivity tools such as Gmail, Google Chat and Google Meet in an integrated way, which will allow users to view and edit documents, check emails and make a video call, all from the same window in Gmail. A breakthrough for this app.
The need to buy a browser is over, or have browsers installed in the car that cease to be useful after a while, and need to buy expensive updates. With Google Maps we have the best navigator to reach our destination, either on foot, by bike or by car or bus.
You can enjoy this application No need to use data while you use it, if you have previously downloaded maps with their corresponding route. Even look for a street with its Street View and you will not be able to get lost, enjoy images of interiors of restaurants, shops, museums and even interior maps to better orient yourself in large places such as airports, shopping centers or stadiums.
If you use it en route we can configure it to warn us of fixed radars, we can have traffic news instantly or even information on accidents or works on the way to our destination. You can also discover new places and move around them as if you were from the area.
This application is so complete that We can recommend restaurants, events and activities that are of interest to you in cities that you visit and do not know, all based on reviews from other people who leave their opinion of the different businesses around us.
If thanks to Google Maps we can reach new places, Thanks to Google Translate we will be able to communicate with the people of those places, if they do not speak our native language. We can translate menu cards, poster texts, or even a conversation, since it can recognize the audio and translate it into the language we want.
The languages it recognizes are very varied and extensive, for example it is capable of translating between 103 languages using only the keyboard, If you want to translate an application, just copy the text and touch the Google Translate icon to translate it, it can do so with all the languages it recognizes.
If we do not have an Internet connection we can obtain translation of up to 59 different languages, and with our camera we only have to focus on a text with the camera to translate it instantly, it distinguishes up to 88 languages. If you want a higher quality translation, take a photo or import it, the application takes care of the rest.
If you want to translate a conversation in a bilingual way, you can instantly translate up to 43 languages, You can even do it with handwriting, just draw characters instead of using the keyboard, it's wonderful.
We have already talked about this application on occasion, but it is still one of the essentials on my smartphone. ANDIt's a great agenda, where you can write down everything you want or need to remember at some point.
The best of all is that you can access it from your smartphone, or from a tablet your own personal computer. Everything you add is instantly synced across all your devices so you can access your information without any problem wherever you are.
Find what you need at the right time, in addition to being able to assign colors, reminders, and other options to your notes, if you're in a hurry you can record a voice memo, and Keep will transcribe it so you can find it later.
If you want to have your whole house connected, and you also enjoy gadgets such as Google speakers, the Chromecast, lights, cameras or thermostats compatible with this application You will have everything in your hand, interconnected and at your disposal to obey your orders.
From the tab Home
, you can control your Google Nest device, Google Home, Chromecast or other smart devices. What's more, You can configure other devices and organize all the devices in your house by rooms.
You will be able to see the name of your house at the top of the screen, even you can configure it for several houses, selecting their names to change from one to another. With its quick actions you will be able to control your whole house, since the buttons allow you to control those devices, services or groups of devices and services that we have configured.
Gboard - the Google keyboard
If it is not one of the best applications within the keyboard family, it can be considered the best. It has multiple functionalities that make it an indispensable application on our smartphones.
You can dictate with the help of the microphone, and not even press the keyboard, or use its "Slider" option and slide between its keys to type faster. Find emojis without displaying the list of them, automatically translate what you write, search and share animated Gifs, and an endless number of other options.
You can choose whether to remove the suggestions, fix a row of numbers at the top, resize it, or set writing in «one hand» mode, In short, do not stop trying it and it will become a fixed option on your smartphone, without a doubt.
Forget about the space to store photos and videos and take advantage of the Google Photos application, because it is magnificent, you will not only be able to elaborate creations and montages with your content, you can also retouch photos, obtain information about the photographed places, etc.
You can have a backup in the cloud in a totally free of your photos and videos up to 16 Mpx and 1080p HD without space limits. Your photos are organized in a neat way and allows you to search based on the places and things they show, without the need to label them. We just have to write a keyword, such as "dog" to find all the photos of your pet.
You can group your photos and those of your friends and family with shared albums. Everyone you decide can have access to them, And so you will not miss any moment, regardless of the device that each one has, and you will not have to send the photos to each other by another application.
You can get an excellent performance out of this application if you dedicate a little of your time, it is worth it.
Google's Go family
If we have a terminal that is already a few years old, or we have space problems in the ROM memory, we can go to the Google applications framed within the Go family. They are exactly the same, with almost the same functions, but with a much lower weight, which will help to alleviate your mobile phone in those extreme cases.
This search application is only 7 MB in size and offers optimized results for save 40% of data, according to Google's own company.
Google Maps Go
It takes up much less space than the full version, and it will get you out of more than one hurry if you need it.
This is a complement to the previous one, and It is used to receive the instructions we need by voice, and in real time.
Gallery Go from Google Photos
Lite version of Google Photos with a editor that automatically adjusts the photos, and you can find the photos quickly thanks to automatic organization.
Do not stay if an assistant due to lack of space, here is a reduced version that will be able to lend you a hand when you need it.
Your lightest email client with which you can enjoy a smart inbox that helps you organize and protect your messages.
And since Youtube could not be missing in its Lite version, here is this for you you can use it every day, even if you have limited data or a slow connection.