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Top 27 Android apps

It's time to round up the best apps for getting started on a brand-new Android phone. Or, if you've already got one, see how your picks line up with ours.

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Google's Android platform may only command 8 percent of the marketshare, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs in his keynote speech at WWDC 2010.

But if you let the burgeoning number of Android smartphones in the market, Motorola's commitment to Android phones, and the fact that Sprint stores sold out of the Android-powered HTC Evo 4G guide you, Android is on fire and rocketing toward the top, even in the face of the forthcoming iPhone 4.

With that in mind, it's time we once again rounded up our top picks for getting started on a brand-new Android phone. Or, if you've already got one in hand, see how your picks line up with ours.

We'll just mention that our Android Starter Kit is but a mere sampling of excellent software we find the most useful to the broadest range of  Androidites. It's by no means exhaustive, and we're sure you'll fiercely defend your favorites. So go ahead, if you have a must-have app that didn't make it into the list, share away in the comments.