I first created my Must-Have Android App list nearly a year ago in response to the overwhelming options in the Android Market. Where we used to suffer from scarcity, now we are burdened by the tyranny of choice. A lot has changed in the last year, and some one-time essentials have been replaced by much better options. If you just got an Android phone and want to know the first 10 apps you should download, this story is for you.
Before we get to the top 10, I want to mention a few of my favorite apps that didn’t quite make the list. The most obvious omission is Angry Birds. It’s a must-have download to be sure, but at this point, I have to assume you’re already working your way through the seasonal editions.