Google’s Android Market overtook Apple’s in Q2 2011, becoming the marketshare leader in mobile app downloads with a 44 percent share, versus Apple’s 31 percent.If you’re an Android smartphone owner, then here are the 40 Best free Android apps for 2011.

UTILITIES:

  • Dolphin Browser HD
  • Launcher Pro
  • WordPress
  • Wheres My Droid
  • Dictionary.com
  • Google Maps
  • Google Translate
  • IMDb Movies & TV
  • WebMD for Android
  • Wikidroid for Wikipedia

Productivity/Organization:

  • Astrid Task/Todo List – Free
  • Catch Notes – Free
  • Dropbox – Free
  • Evernote – Free; $45 per year for optional Premium subscription
  • Mint.com – Free

Communication/Social Networking:

  • Facebook for Android
  • Foursquare
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Voice
  • IMO Instant Messenger
  • ooVoo Video Calls
  • Skype
  • Twitter

Music/Video

  • Movies
  • Slacker Radio
  • TED Air
  • TuneIn Radio

Games

  • Angry Birds
  • Guns ‘n’ Glory: WW2
  • Gurk, the 8-bit RPG
  • Words with Friends Free

Lifestyle, Travel, & Shopping

  • FxCamera
  • GateGuru
  • Google Goggles
  • Groupon
  • Kindle
  • Nook for Android by B&N
  • Yelp
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