Switching from iPhone to Android: Where to Get Your Apps & Some Good Apps To Start With


When you switch over to Android from iPhone, there are quite a few changes. We've gone over a number of those already. Today, we'll be talking about Apps. Unlike on the iPhone where you can really only gets apps from the App Store. On Android you can get apps from a few different App Stores. Which include the Google Play Store, which comes pre-installed on every Android device, and the Amazon App Store. Amazon's App Store does have a free app of the day every day.

What's also impressive with the Google Play Store, is that you can install apps from the web version of the Play Store, directly to your devices. Which is a really helpful feature. You can also install the Amazon App Store by going to their site on your phone or sending the link to the application file to your device. Since it's not available in the Play Store.


You've probably already seen some of our Top 10 App lists we've done (with plenty more coming). But down below we've listed some apps that you can try to get started.

  1. Nova Launcher: Allows you to change up the home screen and app drawer. See more about Launchers here
  2. Facebook: You know you still use it.
  3. Twitter: The official Twitter app, you can also try Falcon Pro, or Carbon. Both are great new Twitter apps.
  4. Google+: For those that are actually using Google+, be sure to circle Android Headlines
  5. Pulse: Your favorite, well maybe not, news app. Android Headlines is now on Pulse.
  6. Google Chrome: The best browser on Android, and the default browser in Android 4.1.
  7. Carbon:  A great app backup tool, we talked about this before.
  8. Sliding Messenger: A great alternative to the stock messaging app.

These are just some basic apps to get you started with your new device. There are plenty more on the Play Store for you. Literally hundreds of thousands more. So there you have it, a quick look at where to get your apps, and a few good apps to get you started on Android.

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Alex has written for Androidheadlines since 2012 as Editor of the site and traveled the World to many of the biggest Smartphone and Technology events. Alex has a background in Technology and IT and Deep Passion for Everything Android and Google. His specialties lay in Smartphones of all budgets, Accessories, Home Automation and more. Contact him at [email protected]

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