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

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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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posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:33 6

1. Saioofi (Posts: 280; Member since: 23 May 2014)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:43 8

5. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:59 1

7. mustafab97 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)

because they can

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 11:45 2

17. robocopvn (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:35 5

2. PeterK. (Posts: 314; Member since: 13 Nov 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!

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:40 7

3. luis.d (Posts: 354; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:56 1

6. lhtbinh1909 (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:42 4

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 09:57 2

14. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 18:32

21. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:03 2

8. tokuzumi (Posts: 1207; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:15

9. Blotny (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jan 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:20 1

10. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Cache cleaner?

Yes or no?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 09:58 1

15. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Yes, these can be useful.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 22:48

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 6540; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Dump Clean Master for CCleaner. Less intrusive.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:21 2

11. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 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...

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 09:16 1

12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 09:31

13. Cyberchum (Posts: 734; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 10:55 2

16. Somebody995 (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jan 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?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 13:07

18. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

Animal Translator??? .________________.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:43

23. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 13:21

19. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 16:58

20. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 410; Member since: 12 Jan 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

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 19:48

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.

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