In This Chapter
Using the Market app
Searching for apps
Downloading a free app
Getting a paid app
Reviewing apps you've downloaded
You're not limited to only the software that came with the Nexus One. Thousands of apps are being written for your phone, with dozens more added every day. That's because software development for mobile devices is going crazy. That's good news. Better news is that a lot of those programs are free and available for you to use at a place called Android Market.
The Nexus One uses the Android operating system, and as such it can run nearly all applications written for Android.
Rest assured that all apps that you can see in the Android Market can be used with the Nexus One. You cannot download or buy an app that's incompatible with your phone.
App is short for application. It's another word for software, which is another word for a program that runs on a computer or on a mobile device such as your Nexus One.
Don't worry about getting in your car — shopping for new software for your Nexus One can be done anywhere that you and your phone just happen to be. You don't even need to know what kind of software you want; like many a mindless ambling shopper, you can browse until the touch screen has wiped away your fingerprints. You don't even have to spend a dime!
Software is ...