Favorite Android tablet apps -- Summer 2012

Favorite Android tablet apps -- Summer 2012

Summary: Top 10 Android tablet apps

TOPICS: Apps, Android, Mobility

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  • Having tried many Twitter apps for Android, Plume is the one that keeps getting used. It makes great use of the big tablet screen with multiple columns, and has a lot of features that make it easy to do all common Twitter tasks.

    Plume is customizable to make the display look exactly the way the user prefers. It comes with an assortment of widgets for the home screen.

    Plume- Free (ad supported), $5.59 ad-free

  • The browsers in Android are pretty good, but Google Chrome beta is as good as any desktop browser. It syncs with the Chrome browser on the desktop, and supports almost all desktop functions except extensions.

    Web pages load extremely fast, and Chrome desktop users will appreciate the syncing of bookmarks. You can also see all web pages open on other devices and go straight to them with a tap on the screen.

    You must be running Ice Cream Sandwich to use Chrome beta. It is expected to be the default Android browser in the next version of Android, Jelly Bean.

    Chrome beta- Free

  • You don't need a Kindle Fire to get a good experience using Kindle books, as the Kindle app is very good. Full access to the online Kindle library is provided in the app, and shopping for ebooks as well.

    The app works equally well in portrait and landscape orientation, with two page viewing supported in the latter.

    Kindle- Free

Topics: Apps, Android, Mobility

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  • Android Apps

    I've downloaded a couple of these and they work great. I have a Freedom 10C tablet from Android World USA and its fast, great resolution and lots of I/O. It was just $299.99 for a 10 inch Android 4.0 tablet and I bought it with the USB keyboard case that helps with emailing and browsing and protects my tablet. Sure beats paying $500 for the Galaxy or an iPad...
  • selling <stop> and stping it up

    Quarton60 please stop selling - thank you.

    Now on the story...evernote yes of course and aren't the rest obvious (really do you need to be told to get gmail on android?? come to think of it, can you get android without gmail...maybe on cynomod).
    What about a good media player, or a good wifi manager (especially as a good widget) or the best DLNA client...lets step it up a notch guys.
    • Andorid options...

      I'd agree and yes some of these are obvious, but then not everyone has used Android as long as others and may not be that familiar with these products. For instance, I literally have one client with iPad and only used the default apps that originally came with her system for over a year till I showed her what else was out there and how to download and install. You would think this stuff was obvious, but not for everyone.

      In referenced to media players and DLNA options...wow I've tried a bunch of apps and can't find anything that comes close to what I've used on webOS (like BHome Pro) for years also on my TouchPad. Shame Roger Sennert over at http://www.bluestarsoftware.de doesn't port BHome Pro to Android, but as he's said in the past...too many DLNA players on Android and no reason to try. Sorli...
  • .....

    Think skype and Gmail are the only 2 of those apps I have ever used or had on my device. The rest llok like crapware with the exception of maybe Air display which may have possibilities.
  • Good Advice

    The apps listed that I know are indeed useful to me. The ones I didn't know appear useful and I'm checking them out. I'm a long time Android, iOS and custom ROM user.
  • See my favorite 10 android applications

    Here i am giving my favorite 10 android application details, http://jimmanz.blogspot.in/2012/08/my-favorite-10-android-applications_12.html
  • No UPnP/DLNA apps?

    Many of my friends (and me) active users of DLNA, I would ArkMC to that list