Google made a grand gesture in launching the Chrome browser beta for Android. Gaining popularity on the desktop, it was only a matter of time before Google merged its browser and mobile efforts with an Android version of Chrome. Vonage also made a splash with its Android debut, competing with established players like Skype and Google’s own VoIP service. Rdio has completely reworked its Android app in hopes of making its mark on the Android Market’s music scene, while Zlango reached 1 million users just a few months after its launch.
Waze update (Free)
The popular navigation app that also relies on crowdsourced input for traffic jams and other obstacles, Waze 3.0 is a great update to an already great app. With a fresh coat of paint, Waze offers new maps for a more driver-friendly UI, and improved social features as well. De-cluttering the app, the new interface has larger icons. And the maps can now be rotated to make a smoother experience overall. Waze also incorporated Yelp and Foursquare to extend local information on various venues, making it an even more beneficial app for the social scene.