Here are 10 types of Android apps you should absolutely avoid!

Here are 10 types of Android apps you should absolutely avoid!
According to recent statistics, Google Play offers a whopping 1,483,774 apps to Android users. Out of these almost million and a half entries, 15% (approximately 222,566) are marked as "low quality". Today, we are taking you on a saunter through the Android garbage dump, the place where the worst of the worst apps thrive, luring unsuspecting users into their ad-infested, eye-offensive charades. 

Thus, here are 10 types of Android apps you should never bother with, unless you are willing to waste your time with fictional promises, silly jokes, and unnecessary permission requests. Handle this list with care and humor.

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25 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Why are there so many s**tty apps on Google play?

5. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Maybe so they can say there is more apps on Playstore than on Appstore...

7. mustafab97

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 09, 2014

because they can

17. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

please don't tell me all the IOS apps are quality ? =DD they're just the same since developers can make app as they want to. It's freedom.

2. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

To sum up, the worst type of Android app would be: a Useless X-Ray Antivirus RAM booster and Battery Defrag Memory Manager. Time to re-download the Android SDK and monetize the idea, Luis!

3. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I'm sure someone's already on it, Pete. :D

6. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Lol this app gonna be the top of the top app ever

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I downloaded Clean Master and after that my phone started hanging very much, I uninstalled it later. It's silly to use such apps.

14. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I disagree, in some cases, it is useful, I also disagree with peter on ram cleaners as some times u do need to clean some ram, useless cache from the phone(u feel the phone is slow because once the phone clean the ram, it will try to restart some background tasks which had been closed, makes phone sliw for some secs Some battery apps are actually useful as the change the settings automatically once battery is low... Well I had a great laugh on other apps

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If you're rooted try disabling CM with Greenify. Clean Master is useful when cleaning junk, I never clean RAM so I never update CM coz of the useless features and ads that they put on to it.

8. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Shake your phone to charge. Lol. The animal translator was a good one too. At least the Useless apps were honest.

9. Blotny

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

So I guess Android 4.2 is pre-Renaissance OS. My tablet - Asus TF300T - has even built-in app to deal with RAM and when you stop using this feature, your tablet will become really, really slow.

10. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Cache cleaner? Yes or no?

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yes, these can be useful.

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Dump Clean Master for CCleaner. Less intrusive.

11. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

you missed out the 'dating' apps!!! :) enter your partners name to find out if he is cheating on you/ a good match/ a great lover...

12. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Only ones I have are useless ones, and I like them :D

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is quite fun, had long laughs reading this. The average Joes among us still downloads these apps no matter what you tell them, especially, ram and memory boosters, battery boosters and anti virus/malware apps.

16. Somebody995

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

On defragmentation: No android application *can* defragment the storage, since they simply do not have any access to that AT ALL. Anti-virus on Android is actually the EXACT SAME as defragmentation. It doesn't matter if you go to the big guys or the little guys for it... the result is the same: They simply DO NOT HAVE ACCESS required to scan ANYTHING. Lie detectors... may actually be possible. Not saying that any of them are legit (I would be highly surprised if there was one...), but certainly with the right hardware, this could be done. For example, a MUSE headband could DEFINITELY be a data source for a lie detector. Is the SDK out for that yet?

18. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Animal Translator??? .________________.

23. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They are apps meant to be used for 5 min, laughed at and then discarded. Most free versions have adds, so owner earns a little money from the 5 min usage and is likely spitting out same type of "5 min laugh" apps, simple to make and is probably earning enough to justify it.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The people that buy this stuff, defrag their SSDs on their PCs.

20. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

1- In the pictres above there is few app icons which does different things than the labled useless apps. e.g. DU Battery saver and snapdragon batteryguru are battery saving app not Battery calibration. also Tablet Antivirus from AVG (Which you said is from Big company) and Network Signal Speed Booster which is already included on your signal boosting apps. 2- I remmember that old android versions before ICS weren't able free ram and reboot apps in that way and that's why these ram apps were very functional and famous but now Android System do that by itself. 3- With Rooting there is apps that Boost apps by not allowing them to reboot and there is apps that boost internet by not allowing other apps to use internet.( I don't know about other other internet boosting apps. 4- Useless apps are really funny :DD

24. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Congratulate to Phone Arena for reporting these apps drainers battery.I've posted the same opinion on most its.With these apps installed my battery lasted much less than now.

25. davidvilla25

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 28, 2018

thanks

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