Top Android Tablet Apps -- Early 2012 Edition

Top Android Tablet Apps -- Early 2012 Edition

Summary: Ice Cream Sandwich is just rolling out for Android devices, and already we are seeing apps appear that require it to run. Only one app on this list requires it, the rest will run on any tablet with Honeycomb and up.


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  • I'm a sucker for a good title bar on Android devices that has a good clock and weather information. My favorite for tablets is HD Widgets, a set of home screen widgets that displays just what I want.

    The clock and weather section is configurable, and in different sizes to only take as much room as you want to give up. The bar resizes automatically when the tablet is rotated.

    $1.99 on the Android Market

    Honorable mention: Beautiful Widgets

  • If you are a heavy Gmail user, you will love the Android tablet app. It makes working with Gmail even better than using a desktop browser, with multiple columns presenting your mail nicely. The Gmail app is full-featured, and supports all functions of Gmail on the tablet.

    Free on the Android Market

  • I follow hundreds of RSS feeds as part of my work on ZDNet, and on the desktop I use Google Reader. I am not a fan of the Google Reader app for Android so I use Newsr. Newsr works with Google Reader to keep everything in sync, and has a good display with a multiple column format that presents a lot of information at once.

    Everything you can do with Google Reader you can do with Newsr with just a few taps.

    Free on the Android Market

Topics: Android, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • RE: Top Android Tablet Apps -- Early 2012 Edition

    New ICS version of Gmail and still no unified inbox. Retarded.
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