Within the card and casino category, there are some really great free Android games available for free download. Poker, solitaire, blackjack, slots, craps and many more card games can be found and you'll be able to start the free download process here. Whether you're a big card buff or not, plenty of fun can be had with these free Android games.

One of the classic, most popular time-killers of all time is solitaire and there is no shortage of different variations available here. In fact, there are more Android solitaire examples available for free downloading than any other specific card and casino game.

Just in case anyone is wondering, it should be mentioned that none of these free Android games will allow you to bet real money. These apps are here for entertainment purposes only and shouldn't be used to wager money by any means. With that said, the fun part of many of the casino games you'll find here is accruing "fake" money. It adds a bit of a challenge to playing them and adds to the excitement. If you're looking for that thrill or just want to find an addition to your Android phone that you can play to make time go faster when needed, these are great options. Remember you can download Android games for free if you find them here.

The Best Android SMS Apps

So why should you even bother with these Android SMS replacement apps? Well, first off, they’ll likely save you money as they’re all essentially free to text and send messages. How much they’ll save you is up to you. Do you dump your messaging plan altogether and fully rely on one of these apps to work 100% of the time? I’m not sure if I’d go that route, but by using these Android SMS replacement apps, you could surely cut down on your rate if wanted.

I would argue that the #1 reason you should try all these Android SMS apps and eventually choose one for your daily use is all the added features you’ll have. If you are a textaholic and want more than your factory SMS features, you NEED one of these apps.

These Android SMS Apps do much more than you’d ever imagine they could do. They’ll organize your texting chaos and your contacts while stimulating a few more of your senses while going on your next text binge. I’m not sure if this is a good thing for some of you, but for those of you that have your texting urges in check, it’s a great thing! Either way, all of these apps will surely be an upgrade to the interface you’ve been using to text on your Android phone until now!

Why are there only 4 apps on this list? Good question! Simply put, IMO, these four Android SMS apps are so much better than the rest, I felt it would be better to just leave this list at 4 rather than taking anything away from these great Android SMS apps. In fact, unlike just about every other article I’ve written, these apps are listed in order from 4th best to the best Android SMS App you can download and use as an SMS replacement for your Android phone right now!

WhatsApp Messenger

With this Android SMS Application, you can send and receive messages, pictures, audio, and video messages at no cost to you – at least for the first year (WhatsApp Messenger plans to charge users for their services after you’ve owned the app for one year)!
As you can see in the screenshot, the user interface of this app is very simple and easy-to-use. It’s arguably the plainest UI of the 4 Android SMS Apps listed here. It certainly does the trick though…

Kik Messenger

This SMS Android App has only been available for 3 weeks (as of November 8, 2010) and already over a million people have decided to use this app instead of their factory SMS interface! That’s quite impressive growth for a new app. It’s easy to see why as it does everything you’d want an SMS platform to do. It’s easy-to-use and looks great. It boasts being “Crazy Fast” and when testing it, I would have to agree with their claims. Now that they’re fully cross-platform and it’s free to use for any Smartphone to Smartphone interaction, I certainly would suggest you all try this app (along with the other 3 on this list to find your absolute favorite).


This is the 2nd most popular SMS Android solution. Like Handcent SMS, this app really does it all and does it very well. You’ll have plenty of options available to make this app your own. If you like the chat bubbles, you’ll be able to integrate that. Or, if you like the sleek, minimalist look, that can also be achieved. As you can see in this screenshot, there are multiple
Do you want to spice up your SMS interface? What’s this SMS Android app’s claim to fame? I’d have to say the level of customization available. If you were to look at 10 people’s chompSMS interfaces on their phones, you’d probably only see a couple of them look the same.

Handcent SMS

You really don't know what your phone is capable of until you’ve downloaded this Android SMS app and are using it every day! Is Handcent SMS really that good? Probably better actually. If you are texting without this app, it’s like eating food with no taste buds. Sure, it’s possible, but you’re not getting the enjoyment that most get out of it. This is one of the rare apps that I’m not going to list any of the features as I don’t want to dilute the “Holy S&#$” moment that you’ll have when you download and use this amazing app for the first time! Enjoy!

One thing that makes this app a bit more appealing than the rest: it’s more established. There are numerous other free apps available made by the same developer that are just slight upgrades to this Android SMS app. If I had to choose just one of these- which I have- it would be Handcent SMS hands down!

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Md Rasel is a professional blogger.