Overall, there are more than 150,000 Android apps, compared to Apple's 400,000 iOS offerings. But the number of Android apps has more than doubled since last August and should outnumber programs for Apple's iOS devices by mid-2012, according to mobile app security company Lookout Mobile Security.
As app developers continue to create programs for Android, new apps are launched every day, and old favorites are continually updated. Here are 25 of them.
While the ubiquitous Weather.com has a firm grip over online and mobile weather forecasts, there's a new player in town. MyWeather launched last month with a new Android app that tailors weather info not just to your city or town, but to your street address using GPS technology.
The app claims it is six times more accurate than its competitors, and our casual testing, pitting it against Weather.com showed that to be true. Forecasts differed by as much as 15 degrees on some days. MyWeather was overwhelming more accurate, predicting a high of 83 degrees one day compared to Weather Channel's 97 degrees -- the actual weather never crept up higher than 83.
The app includes current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts, animated radar and satellite maps, and news and alerts.
MyWeather also offers an app called PinPoint Lightning 2011, which provides the time and distance of lightning strikes from your location for $5.99 -- interesting technology to help you decide when to take cover if you're outside playing golf, for example.
Hungry for a slice of pizza or some Chinese food at midnight but too lazy to pick up the phone? The new SeamlessWeb app for Android uses GPS to find a location, then displays a list of restaurants that will deliver nearby.
You can sort through restaurant ratings and menus and browse by cuisine before placing your order with just a few quick taps. You can also re-order your favorite meals made through your SeamlessWeb account and add special instructions to you order (i.e no mayo, dressing on the side). In addition, the app saves your credit card info so you don't have to enter it every time you order.
We found the SeamlessWeb app intuitive to use and incredibly convenient. Within minutes of placing our order, we were sent a confirmation e-mail with an estimated delivery time; the Thai food appeared at our doorstep right at that time.