Android Operating System by Google was first released in 2007. In just 3 years it took down Symbian, a very strong competitor at that time. Since it’s emergence Android has completely revolutionized mobile computing. Making it open-source gave the power to the developers and soon the internet was buzzing with new mods heavy on customizations and thousands of apps on Google Play store. Not considering the buttload of soundboard and kamasutra apps, there are pretty good but infamous apps out there that you can use to educate yourself.
Have a favorite one that’s not on the list? Let us know in the comments!
Right of the bat, an absolute must have app for everyone’s phone. TED features videos from wide array of topics that caters to just about everyone’s interest and mood. Video featuring intriguing educative talks from some of the world’s most fascinating orators, education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. There are more than 1400 TEDTalk videos and audio that can be downloaded in high quality/low quality or even just the audio if it suits you.
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Similar app, Different developer. This version brags about its faster Satellite Tracking and adds the new ability to track any near earth objects with a NORAD Id in real time. Follow satellites, the international space station.
THE NIGHT SKY LITE
This app works in much the same way, but the way it displays stars, planets and constellation shapes is simpler.The app also has a section where it reports the “latest news” about sky events.One great feature is the “share my sky” button, which lets you share a screenshot of your display of stars by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
Official Wikipedia App for Android. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. You can save article to read later or offline, Search articles nearby, Share articles using Android “Share” function, Read article in a different language, Full screen search.
Hacker News is social news aggregator website by YCombinator, the famous startup incubator. HN has built an impressive online community that is intelligent (so no trolls), highly engaged and regularly shares intriguing articles and blogs on tech, startups, development, video games, world politics and more from allover the internet. The articles frequently get up and downvoted in a reddit-esque fashion based on their relevance and importance and heavily get debated on. An absolute must have for all IT professionals in the industry.
There are numerous apps on countries/flags/capitals etc. on Google Play right now. I tested all of them and found this one to be the best. The app sports quite a intuitive interface with options to study, quiz or just lookup the world map. Study option lets the user to learn about the countries of the world – capitals, populations, languages, GDPs, religions, flags & more. Test your knowledge of world geography with quiz mode. Audio is included to help with pronunciation. Find countries using the interactive map, search, or index.
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World Flags Quiz
Geographical quiz that lets the user to quickly learn all the flags of the world. Features 10 levels of difficulty, 23 countries flags at each level (a total of 230 national flags),ranking of top players.
Brain Cafe | GeoQuiz
GeoQuiz from Brain Café features questionnaires from various fields such as climate change, great explorers, waterbodies of world, mountains, world capitals etc.