This post was last updated in October 2014.
Hi guys, we’re adding two more Bitcoin wallet apps for Android to this list, we hope you find our selection useful.
If you are new to the crypto currency scene, you have probably missed the chance to make crazy money. Bitcoin, as most people have heard by now, is one of the most popular crypto coins, along with Litecoin etc. Unfortunately, the currency is still very volatile and rates keep fluctuating several times during a day. If you own an Android device and want to manage your Bitcoins or simply check the existing exchange rates, here are the best apps you can use.
Bitcoin Wallet by Blockchain
Note: Blockchain recently underwent a major upgrade and the interface is now much more user-friendly. Definitely our first choice for an Android bitcoin wallet.
I personally use Blockchain because it is one of the most secure Bitcoin wallets on the internet. Given how easy it is for a wallet service to make off with your precious coin, reliability is key here. The Blockchain app is easy to use and provides a pin-code security function for added protection. You can easily view your balance, its current value in the currency of your choice and the ongoing exchange rate to a variety of other currencies.
While I have had a good experience with this app so far – when it comes to money, due diligence is your own responsibility.
Bitcoin Wallet by Andreas
This is another popular app and provides features similar to the Blockchain app. It has offline transactions, an address book and a home screen widget for quick info. Relevant notifications are also displayed for your convenience.
More recently, issues like force closes and freezes have been occurring, but we expect them to be fixed with more updates.
Bitcoin Wallet (formerly Coinbase)
Bitcoin Wallet, formerly known Coinbase, is a good app which has been improved after several updates. The app allows you to verify your account and use a US bank account to purchase more bitcoins as opposed to simply managing your existing ones. Along with a home screen widget to view your balance you can also remotely access and disable the app in case your phone is stolen or lost. If the buy and sell options work for you (they don’t for some users), this is a safe way to get more BTC or sell the ones you have.
Hive Bitcoin Wallet
Hive Bitcoin Wallet is another good option, allowing you to click on Bitcoin payment links from within your Android phone or tablet’s browser. You can also scan QR codes or use the touch-to-pay feature if you have NFC. Transaction data can also be transferred through Bluetooth, and you can backup encrypted copies of your account as well.
Mycelium Bitcoin Wallet
The Mycelium Bitcoin Wallet app for Android is pretty fast when it comes to transactions and you can be up and running within seconds of installing it. The app also allows you to find people you can trade with and secure your wallet using a pin code. This is our preferred Bitcoin wallet app after Blockchain.
If you’ve got any questions about Bitcoin wallet apps for Android or Bitcoin in general, please comment below and ask.
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