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Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new tablet apps or ones that added Honeycomb support. Regular apps and games are coming soon.

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SwiftKey Tablet X

One of the best keyboards Android has to offer with prediction algorithms that are second to none now in a sleek, multi-themed, tablet-optimized package.

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Brand new AI tablet keyboard, with unrivaled prediction and split key layout!

SwiftKey Tablet X builds on TouchType's SwiftKey keyboard to offer a tablet-optimized typing experience, with special a special thumb typing split layout, cloud-based personalization, a new prediction engine and a host of other UI improvements.

SwiftKey Tablet X comes with three exciting, high quality HD themes: light, dark and neon.

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Bloomberg for Tablet

This finance app will give the previous crown jewel, CNBC Real-Time, a run for its money. This is one seriously well designed and polished app.

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Get instant access to all your finance and business news, market data and portfolio tracking tools from the most trusted source financial professionals around the world rely upon. Get comprehensive news coverage along with easy-to-understand charts that illustrate the impact of important business trends and help analyze the world’s markets.

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Hive Player

Hive Player is a music player optimized for Honeycomb tablets. It supports many of the features of the built in player but also includes a few things that have been lacking in most players across Android versions.

Features:

  • Scrollable widget with music collection navigation (Albums,Artists,All Songs,Playlists,Genres), shuffle, pause/play next and previous.
  • Widget and Player sync with each other - view an album in the widget, then in the player the same album is loaded. Every navigation and song play is synced to each other - even when only the widget or player is running, load the other and it will sync on startup.
  • Play and navigate music library using just the widget - player doesn't even need to be loaded or running.
  • Navigate back through navigation steps using back button on player or widget - uses the standard Android back button on Honeycomb.
  • Albums,Artists,All Songs,Playlists,Genres are displayed on the left and player controls on the right.
  • Multi-Select playlist additions - build a playlist as it should be done, not one song at a time - add multiple albums, artists, genres, songs and even current playlists to a playlist.
  • Duplicates are filtered out when adding to playlists.
  • Search with playlist additions - search and keep searching as you build the ultimate playlist. Search appears over player.

Google Music / Music Beta support will be added in the future. Currently Google is not allowing or releasing details to developers to put Music Beta functionality into their music players. Once Google releases these details I will add Google Music support to Hive Player.

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Press Reader for Honeycomb

PressReader for Honeycomb brings over 1,800 full-content newspapers from 95 countries in 48 languages to your favorite Google Honeycomb operated tablet. Download PressReader today and receive 7 trial issues for FREE!*
Choose from a growing list of the world's most popular publications, including:

• The Washington Post
• USA Today
• Los Angeles Times
• Chicago Tribune
• International Herald Tribune
• Globe and Mail
• National Post
• Vancouver Sun
• Irish Independent
• Irish Times
• Daily Mail
• The Herald
• Hamburger Morgenpost
• Der Tagesspiegel
• Il Messaggero
• Bangkok Post
• Kommersant

...to name just a few.

With PressReader, you can hold the digital edition of your favorite publication in your hands and read it from cover to cover, just the way the title was printed — with no compromises in quality, fidelity or content.

Features:

• Set up automated subscriptions to your favorite titles
• Sort publications by country, language, favorites or recently ordered
• Flip pages like you're reading real publications
• Pan and zoom articles and photos and view in stunning clarity
• Easily browse publications using page thumbnails or interactive tables of contents
• Open full articles in easy-to-read text views
• Share articles by email, Twitter and Facebook
• Sit back and listen to publications using on-demand audio
• Search across titles and select titles you wish to download
• Authorize PressReader as part of your PressDisplay.com subscription

Additional titles can be purchased individually for $0.99 per issue, or downloaded in conjunction with a paid subscription on PressDisplay.com.

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Xfinity TV

The latest update to the Xfinity TV app (not to be confused with Xfinity Mobile) brings absolutely gorgeous and functional tablet support. As a Comcast/Xfinity customer, I have nothing but praise for this app.

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The XFINITY TV app puts a world of entertainment right at your fingertips!

Find your favorite shows and movies, control your TV, and schedule DVR recordings—all with the XFINITY TV app. The XFINITY TV app puts a world of entertainment right at your fingertips!

Find what to watch using a few taps:
- Browse TV listings customized to your area
- Browse an On Demand library featuring thousands of titles
- Search TV listings and On Demand for any show or movie
- Filter content by genre, network, HD, free and much more

Control your TV and DVR:
- Conveniently change channels right from the app
- Tune directly to On Demand programs to watch on your TV
- Schedule DVR recordings of your favorite shows, series, and movies

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Ustream

The Ustream app itself is not new, but its Honeycomb support is. A job well done, Ustream - the tablet layout looks great.

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Go live and watch live video on your tablet or phone - anytime, anywhere!

The latest app boasts a whole set of tablet optimizations in addition to several important mobile updates.

* Discover live, upcoming, and recent events, or explore by category
* Go live and interact with your audience by issuing a poll or chatting
* Access shows from your Ustream Crowds and events that you’re attending
* Navigate through brand new tablet screens with spiffy dark design theme

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IMDb Movies & TV

The IMDb app received an absolutely brilliant update which finally added Honeycomb support and the ability to log in to rate movies. This is my favorite movies/TV app, period.

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Find movie showtimes, get TV listings, watch trailers and search all of IMDb.

Search the world's largest collection:
· Over 1.5 million movie and TV titles
· Over 3.2 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members

Rate:
· Rate movies and TV shows
· Sign in with your IMDb account or your Facebook account

View:
· Movie trailers
· User reviews for movies and TV shows
· Critics reviews for movies and TV shows
· Quotes, trivia and goofs about movies and celebrities
· Your browse and search history on IMDb

Look up:
· Movie showtimes at local theaters near you
· TV listings for your local time zone
· Recaps of TV shows from previous night
· Upcoming movies
· Latest entertainment news from hundreds of media outlets

Explore popular charts:
· Best Picture - award winners
· Top rated movies of all time (IMDb Top 250)
· Most popular movies of the day on IMDb (MOVIEmeter)
· Most popular celebrities of the day on IMDb (STARmeter)
· Lowest rated movies of all time (IMDb Bottom 100)
· Most popular TV shows
· US Box office results
· Celebrity birthdays

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Evernote

Evernote, one of the best note cloud syncing solutions, got an update bringing tablet support as well. And hey - it looks great, doesn't it?

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Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Key Features:
- Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
- Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
- Record voice and audio notes
- Search for text inside images
- Organize notes by notebooks and tags
- Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
- Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use
- Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter
★ Premium feature: Add, sync, access and share files (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more)
★ Premium feature: access and modify shared notebooks

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Wizz widget

Get past the Engrish in the description and you have a nice collection of handy widgets for popular social functions.

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Wizz is a powerful collection of android widgets that provide useful widget for fast access importance data and social media status on your mobile home screen. There are widgets in Wizz
✓ Facebook
✓ Facebook Stack
✓ Twitter
✓ Twitter Stack
✓ Agenda
✓ Agenda Month View
✓ Calendar
✓ Google Reader
✓ Google Reader Stack
✓ TimeLine (Facebook & Twitter)

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Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Josh

    Love this. Please continue to show off honeycomb apps! Thanks

  • http://www.r3pek.org Carlos Silva

    Evernote and IMDB had launched a tablet version last week I think :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You're absolutely right, I saw the updates but totally forgot about them. Updated the list, thanks.

  • Denbo

    The Xfinity app is nice being able to change channels.

  • juiceman

    Evernote and Swiftkey - wouldn't be anything like as productive without them.

  • JayMonster

    It didn't just launch, buy since you are just starting this coverage specifically for tablets I think QuickOffice HD (tablet edition) is worth a mention.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Actually, I've been sectioning off tablet-only apps in every roundup since Honeycomb came out, plus we covered QO HD back in March http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/27/quickoffice-pro-hd-for-honeycomb-now-available-spreadsheets-imminent/.

      • JayMonster

        I meant new as a separate roundup "edition"... and yes QuickOffice HD releases announced, but I was hoping for an actual review since the price tag is considerably higher than most similar apps, and you have to purchase the phone and tablet editions separately. Is the tablet edition really "all that" is what I am wondering.

  • Roberto

    Thanks for the reviews and letting us know about new release hard to know witch one are for the Tablets Thank you again Google and Dev please keep them coming

  • http://theconsd.blogspot.com Javier Romero

    Nice to have apps specifically for my ASUS. I will be a regular to see what's new in the world of Honeycomb.

  • Zc456

    Great list of noteworthy apps! Happen to have a few of them on me now. Can't wait to see more.

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