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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.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here:

For Tablets

Beautiful Notes for Honeycomb

Beautiful Notes is a tablet optimized note-taking and todolist-management productivity app targeted at Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets.

Beautiful Notes takes a new approach and focuses on eye-candy, user-experience and clean application design.

Features:

  • Notes
  • Todolists
  • Customization
  • Sync with Dropbox
  • Offline Storage
  • Geolocation
  • Multi-Language support

 

Dual Screen Browser

Dual Screen Browser for Honeycomb is an Web browser application that has two browser windows.

  • Homepage, Bookmark.
  • Back, Forward and Reload.
  • Search (Google, Bing and Twitter).
  • (Experimental) Play HTML5/FLASH videos.
  • Resize screen.
  • Rotate screen.
  • Change UI Theme.

 

BeyondPod for Honeycomb

BeyondPod has long been my favorite podcast app, and its Honeycomb implementation rocks my socks. If you already have a license for the phone app, it'll work for the tablet one as well - no charge.

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Full featured Podcast Manager (podcatcher) and RSS feed reader for Honeycomb Tablets. Subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds, download, listen or watch video podcasts directly on your tablet. Google Reader integration, flexible download scheduler and much more.

Sprinkle

While Sprinkle works on Android 2.3+, it is absolutely gorgeous on tablets (just watch the video), so I'm including it here.

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Ready, Aim, Squirt! Using a water cannon mounted on a crane, players must adjust the height and angle of the cannon to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and activate traps in this challenging water-physics based puzzler! But squirt carefully as you will run out of water and the less water you use, the more drops you earn!

HD Widgets

HD Widgets does two things: gives you great looking widgets and makes it fun and easy to customize them.

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The Sunday Times

Another newspaper with a Honeycomb-only interface. Excellent.

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The Sunday Times Android Tablet app. Every section, every story and a whole lot more from Britain’s biggest and bestselling quality newspaper. Includes exclusive video, stunning photography, updated news reports, live sports results and interactive graphics.

The Sunday Times Android Tablet app is complimentary with a subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times. To find out more go to http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/android. A sample edition of The Sunday Times Android app is available to download and enjoy for free.

PowerDVD Mobile

Hear the name PowerDVD brings back memories, doesn't it? Packed with media features, the standard version for Honeycomb will run you $19.99 (they are pretty insane, I know), although a free version for the owners of the PowerDVD Ultra is available here.

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PowerDVD Mobile from CyberLink is an innovative all in one media player for videos, music and photos that also lets you play and share media between Android tablets and PowerDVD on the PC.

  • Wirelessly stream* media from PowerDVD on the PC to your Android tablet
  • Wirelessly save MP4 (H.264/AAC) videos, photos and music from PowerDVD on the PC
  • Watch videos in stunning quality
  • Play your favorite tunes in a feature filled music player
  • Apply one-click photo enhancements to touch up photos
  • Create and watch cool slideshows of your photos
  • Create playlists or choose from a variety of different options to sort your media library

 

 

Writepad Stylus

Writepad is made specifically for stylus handwriting on a tablet. Useful for math and science classes where typing isn't an option.

  • Smooth writing experience: no lag and no jitter between the stylus movement and the screen response.
  • Smart palm detection. Only records the writing from your stylus, not your hand.
  • Export page and notebook: share the page as PNG file to any app (such as Evernote). Export the whole notebook as a zip file or PDF file.
  • Paper type: comes with four familiar paper types.
  • Stylus calibration: Instead of drawing where the stylus touches the screen, it will draw where you *think* the stylus tip is. Good for those thicker tip styluses.
  • Create and manage multiple notebooks. Just tap the icon in the upper left corner.

Honeycomb Timer&Stopwatch Pro

I can't think of reasons for why I would personally use so many timers, but I bet some people out there are thinking "I wish I had a tablet app with 47 timers ALL AT THE SAME TIME" right now.

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Honeycomb Timer is a professional timer tool for Android 3.0 tablets. Use this handy tool when you are reading, working, training, napping or more.

Memopal Tablet Edition

This App allows you to access and share files on your Memopal account. Create a 3GB free account downloading the Win or Mac client at http://www.memopal.com

Memopal is online backup and online storage software that archives your files in real-time to a remote server. It doesn't matter how many times you change computers: You will always know where your data is. You can browse all your files from any internet location or internet-ready cell phone. You can share with friends and co-workers files that are too big to send through email.

Google Reader

Android Police coverage: Google Reader For Android Gets Updated, Adds Honeycomb Support

My favorite reader's UI got updated for Honeycomb - yay!

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RD3 HD Demo - Groovebox

The RD3 music app now has a tablet interface, and it looks awesome for music lovers and creators. Check out the video to see what it looks like on a phone, then multiple that by 4, and you'll get the Honeycomb version.

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Create your own grooves and drum loops with RD3 HD - Groovebox. Use your Android tablet as a musical instrument and make your own music tracks. Recreate the sound of early electronic dance music with the RD3 HD – Groovebox for Android tablets that recalls two 303-style analog synthesizers, a drum machine and three audio effects.

Developed in Berlin, RD3 HD - Groovebox is a pioneering audio app especially designed for Android tablets that lets you program your own grooves. This multi-touch enabled app makes it simple to invent unique loops and manipulate them with resonant filters and effects on the go.

Appropriate both for experienced musicians and novices. More details at: www.mikrosonic.com/rd3hd

Google Voice

The Google Voice app, which secretly gained a tablet UI after the previous update, got another update today that made it official. Yay!

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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 no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • 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: [email protected].

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

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.

  • brendon

    Downloading BeyondPod right now. The new dual browser app looks pretty awesome

  • Be3Man

    I like the apps that are coming out for Honeycomb, but I kind of want more "fun apps" made for honeycomb, and a little less of these office/productivity apps.
    I dont mean stop, but we need more games geared for tablets or at least optimized / fun apps / a real hulu for Xoom

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

      Oh, don't get me wrong - I am all for it as well, and I post everything I can find. The problem is there isn't much that is built or optimized for pure Honeycomb. I'm just a messenger, don't kill me :)

      • Be3Man

        Wasn't calling you out directly, was just shouting out loud :) But yea, we need more!

  • Dave

    There are plenty more...just gotta look in the right places

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

      Care to show any good apps released in the past 2 weeks that I missed? I'm curious. What are the places you're talking about?

  • Wcdove24

    http://tablified.com/
    Crazy amounts of tablet apps!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      That site has no useful discovery methods for looking for fresh apps.

      • Dave

        maybe you guys should focus less on the "fresh apps" and just put up apps you can actually find for tablets. its not like there are that many out there, i'd say less than 800. any tablet app that you present will be considered "fresh" in the eyes of tablet owners because there is honestly no clear cut way to find out if an app is for tablets or not. we need a tablet section! i think thats what the guys over at http://tablified.com are trying to do. they do an excellent job at displaying apps that i've never heard of and I think that's what important. it doesn't matter when the tablet app was released, the important thing is that people know that it exists. perhaps if you did it that way then you will be able to display more than just 7-11 apps in 2 weeks. you'll be able to show off at least 30...almost on par with the amount of apps you show off for phones. once there are over 10,000 tablet apps then perhaps you can do it the way your doing it now, focusing on the latest releases. just my 2 cents.

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

          Fair enough, I'll consider that. I'll monitor the Tablified feed to see if anything good pops up.

  • john

    new app for latest honeycomb apps called tablet market:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.andromo.dev86.app119

    enjoy.

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

      Same as with Tablified, this app doesn't seem to offer a good way to browse apps just released. Or does it?

  • http://appsforandroidtablet.com/ Simon Judge

    I am maintaining a list of tablet apps at...
    http://appsforandroidtablet.com/

    Simon

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