You don’t necessarily have to hunt through the Google Play store to find great Android smartphone apps. Newer devices come pre-loaded with a variety of apps that provide handy tools without the need for additional searching or downloads. Here are a few that you should get to know!
Google Photos provides unlimited “cloud” storage for photos and videos, so you can back up your photo library and save space on your phone. It’s conveniently organized, so you can find photos easily, and you can access it from any device using your Google account. It also lets you create albums and share them with family and friends.
To make simple yet high quality video calls, try Duo. It works with both iPhone and Android smartphones, so you can chat with all your contacts no matter what device they use. You can even switch between your front and rear facing cameras during a call, so you can share a full view of what’s going on around you.
Your smartphone comes with 15GB of free, online storage thanks to Google Drive. It’s an efficient way to save important files, like e-billing statements and forms, and access them on your phone. It comes with a built-in scanning feature so you can create files for external documents like receipts and letters, plus you can sync it with your Gmail account to attach and send files with your email messages.
If you have a newer device, these Android smartphone apps are already installed and ready to use (they can be downloaded from the Play store for older models). Look for them on your home screen, or in your Google apps folder, and let them make saving photos and files, and video chatting with friends, quick and easy.