As well as allowing you to surf the web, check emails, even watch movies and listen to music, your smartphone can even help you learn. Whether you want to improve your maths skills, learn a new language or gain a new skill such as Origami, there's plenty of apps available for your handset, and many of them are free too! Here's our five favourite free education apps for Google Android devices.

Solar System

Use this free app to explore the solar system and view pictures and facts.

Maths Workout

This app offers a series of daily brain training exercises and math drills designed to enhance mental arithmetic.

Quipper Quiz

This free app aims to help your learn by offering questions and detailed answers of over 1,000 topics.

Advanced English and Thesaurus

Never be stuck for the meaning of a word with this app which has straightforward definitions for 140,000 words.

How to make Origami

Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding with this free app It even offers actual 3D animations of the folding process to help you along.