Android music ringtones can be downloaded for free and as an application from Android app distribution websites, such as the Google Play store. The number of downloads for one such free app, the Free Ringtones for Android, already number in the millions.
The Google Play store is an app distribution platform owned and operated by Google, and it offers apps exclusively for the Android operating system. As of January 2015, the Google Play store has nearly 1.5 million active app offerings. Formerly known as the Android Market, the Google Play store also used to offer Google hardware such as the Nexus mobile devices, until a separate Google online store was launched in March 2015.
One of the most popular free Android ringtone apps on the Google Play store, the Free Ringtones for Android takes up about 17 MB of storage on a mobile device and can be used on Android version 2.3.3 and later. It is also compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
As of March 2015, the Free Ringtones for Android app is available in version 1.9.3. The ringtones that come with the app can also be used for other Android smartphone functions. The tones can be used as alarm sounds, text message alert sounds and widget button sounds.