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Did you get a new Android device this Christmas? Wondering what apps you need to have now? Android apps have come a long way since the first Android phone was created, and now you'll find a bunch of great apps are available - apps that you can't live without.

Here's my roundup of the best Android apps out there (or, apps you need to go and download on your new device right now).

1. Slice: if you shop online a lot, this app will become really, really, useful. What does it do? Slice keeps a digital eye on your inbox. The app searching for any emails you receive from big brands or shipping email notifications. The app does record these details, and you get deals, automatic tracking information, and all kinds of other offers in return. Is it worth it? It is if you like to save on the many things that you buy online!

2. Swiftkey: this app replaces the keyboard on your current device with the Swiftkey keyboard, which is more responsive and simpler to use. Basically, all you have to do is glide your finger across the screen in order to 'type' what you want to convey. This is one app that most Android users can't live without.

3. Dropbox: Dropbox is available across most platforms, but the Android version is a bit different. Essentially, though, Dropbox is the number one app that you'll want to have if you do any kind of file sharing.

If you use Dropbox already via desktop, it's the same setup. If you don't use Dropbox, this cloud-based application is the best way to share files with friends or co-workers, made portable. Dropbox is also the best way to move a file from your desktop to your phone without any hassle or cables.

4. Google Keep: I like this app because it's a clear and colorful way to take and keep notes. If you're the kind of person that likes to jot down your thoughts, Google Keep is the fastest way to do it. Plus, your Google Keep app will be full of color-coded notes, and that will make it simpler to find what you're looking for when the time comes.

5. RDIO: RDIO is, by far, my top choice when it comes to streaming music. The RDIO app for Android is smooth, slick, and beautifully designed. Plus, RDIO is one of the best streaming music services out there. You don't have to sign up for a paid account to use RDIO for a short while (though you will have to eventually), and this streaming service compiles playlists that can be highly personalized. If you haven't tried RDIO, give it a shot!

As you can see, there are lots of awesome Android apps out there, and hopefully you got a great Android device. If you aren't sure about the device or how it works (or are looking for a specific type of app), just let me know. The world might seem like an iOS world, but Android is where it's at in the eyes of this writer!

Your thoughts for best Android apps?