I'm learning French and I'm not sure who the accurate French dictionary publishers are... In English there are dictionaries that always have too many errors such as Collins. So, what publisher should I move toward to ensure updated, always accurate definitions? I need this on my Android phone. Any tips? On the other hand, if no such thing is available is there a Windows French dictionary with native pronunciation?
The two reference French dictionnaries provide mobile apps:
As for pronunciation, and only for that, you could rely on text-to-speech apps. I found out that Ivona is surprisingly quite accurate in French.
There is an android app called "Dictionnaire hors-ligne" or "offline dictionary". It allows you to download many dictionaries which are free (this includes case where the copyright no longer applies), some of which are excellent (though, in the case of those dating back to late 19th century, they might not reflect the usage made on the streets today).
The main perk being that you do not need to be online to consult these dictionaries (once you've downloaded them, preferably from some wifi access).
This app apparently bridges to some other vocal synthesis apps (I have no idea how this happens to be on my phone), and the pronunciation seems tolerable (though I didn't tried it seriously).