Hi. I briefly had a Nexus 7 which was faulty and the replacement was faulty and so I replaced that with a netbook which actually suited me better cos I simply wanted something small to carry about and work on but I miss some of the apps.

I am not bothered about games, films or music - what was really useful was all the free language apps - exercises, tests, documents for translation etc. This is what I do. I am hoping to get an android phone on which I can download some of these but I'm much better with Latin than technology!

I don't want to pay a fortune when I only want to be able to call, text, email and download some language tester apps. Please tell me the cheapest way to do this?

Do I need a phone which says 'google android' to be sure it has google play and do all phones called 'google androids' have google play?