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Best Android Tablet Apps: Top 5 Google Play downloads

Michael Sawh


Bought an Android tablet and looking for the best Android apps to download first? Whether you've bought a Nexus 7 or an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, we pick 5 Google Play essentials you need in your life pronto.

Another year, another barrage of Android tablets all trying to pose as better alternatives to the iPad Air or iPad Mini. From the second generation Google Nexus 7 to the surprisingly decent Tesco Hudl, there have been plenty of highlights to go with some lowlights (ahem, Argos MyTablet).

Along with the rapidly improving hardware, the Google Play store is racking up a more impressive collection of apps and has finally made finding tablet-optimized apps easier with a new 'Designed for tablet' section.

If you own an Android tablet that's not an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 or 8.9, then you'll have access to Google Play. Amazon tablet owners will have to make do with the Amazon Appstore that still offers access to Android apps but currently doesn't match the catalogue of content available in Google's own app store.

Most tablets will have a good selection of Android apps already pre-installed including Google's own apps like GMail, Google Plus and YouTube. To help kickstart your new tablet life, we've selected five more Android apps available in both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore we think you should be packing onto one of the multiple homescreens as well.


December 24, 2013, 5:51 pm

A separate page for each app?? #fail

John Gass

December 25, 2013, 4:12 pm

I've commented about this on the CES article - this is only five pages, that was fifteen! Trusted Reviews used to be my "go to" website for technology information but, in its current desperately bad incarnation, I find myself using other sites more, and this one less and less. TR is in danger of becoming a dinosaur - heading towards extinction - maybe because of some cataclysmic event, but more likely because it has become unfit for purpose.

I hope that the Trusted Review editor will respond to these criticisms - both in words and in actions... an explanation and a re-design.


December 25, 2013, 11:30 pm

This is ridiculous. Only one half-way decent app in Camera Awesome (Camera ZOOM FX is many multiples of just so much better) and they freaking recommend NETFLIX??? WTH? Well, I guess I won't be sticking around this site for info about my brand new Nexus 7. Add to this nonsense the format of this article (separate pages for each item), now that is atrocious. As 90's recording artist Sagat would say... FUNK DAT!


December 28, 2013, 10:24 pm

Page for each app - So they maximise the amount of ad views meaning more money. Why have only one page load when you can have 5.


December 28, 2013, 10:26 pm

Page for each app - So they maximise the amount of ad views. Why have only one page load when you can have 5.


January 9, 2014, 11:54 pm

It is now January 2014 - still no link to keep in the google drive web interface or google itself. Still no way of having a pic that's in your drive in a note in keep - pics from your PC only. Just the links would be useful.

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