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Last Updated: December 8th, 2011

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 week 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

Google Catalogs

Shop All Your Favorite Catalogs in the Same Place. A new, rich, and engaging way to interact with all your favorite catalogs. Flip through pages of beautiful catalogs, discover inspiring photos and videos, save products that catch your eye, and create collages to share with your friends.

Highlights:

  • Catalogs for everyone: Apparel & fashion for men, women, and children; beauty; jewelry; home goods; gifts; and more to come!
  • Rich media: View products up close, tap tags for price and details, view additional product photos and videos.
  • Easy purchasing: A single tap lets you find a product nearby or visit a merchant's website to make a purchase.
  • Get notified of new issues: Favorite the catalogs you love and get notified when new issues arrive.
  • Get creative: Create collages of products you've saved from different catalogs. View other collages for inspiration.
  • Share with friends: Email a product or collage to your friends.

Note: Use Wifi connection for best performance.

Volume in Notification

This app puts a media volume and mute control in the Notifications window that can be accessed from the status bar on your tablet. It lets you adjust the volume without using the hardware volume button and without exiting the app that you're currently running. For example, you can adjust the volume of a video directly from the Notifications window while continuing to watch the video.

We developed this app because we often find it hard to use the hardware volume button on a tablet, depending on its orientation and how we have it set up in the stand.

Note: This app will only control media volume. In general, media volume includes music, video, and game sounds.

Reader for Tablet (US/Canada) by Sony

Access your favorite eBooks with Reader for Tablet (US/Canada). The intuitive design is optimized to bring a natural, book-like reading experience to your tablet with two-page reading views and animated page turns. Make bookmarks and highlights – and adjust font size – as you read. Add and manage your own content inside Reader and organize your favorites. Create a Reader Store account to synchronize your reading position, bookmarks and highlights and buy books and more from the online Reader Store.

  • Natural, book-like reading experience
  • Create and edit bookmarks and highlights
  • Adjustable font sizes to customize your experience
  • Synchronize your reading position, bookmarks, and highlights to your Reader Store account
  • Add and organize your own content inside Reader or access content from Reader Store
  • Automatically receive recommendations based on books you've bought and read recently

DroidEdit Free

I noticed the app says Android 2.3.7+, but it installed OK on my Epic Touch with 2.3.4. However, there is no menu present, so I suspect that the developer only wanted this app to work on Android 3.0+ (devices that are able to utilize the ActionBar).

Update: Apparently, it's a bug somewhere in the Market. The app should be compatible with 2.3.3+, and the menu is indeed present but since the Menu button didn't work before, I didn't notice it. Everything is working as expected now.

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DroidEdit Free is a text/code editor for android tablets and phones with the following features:

  • Syntax Highlighting for several languages (C, C++, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby, ...)
  • Several color themes
  • Infinite undo & redo
  • Search & replace
  • Auto and block indentation

It is specially useful for new generation android tablets with external keyboards like the Asus Transformer.

Bugs and issues should go to UserVoice: http://droidedit.uservoice.com/

MyHUD

Interesting idea (not new, but detailed, well executed, and I think the first one made for just tablets in this space). I also appreciated the bit in bold below.

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MyHUD (Head Up Display, HUD - head-up displays) is not just another GPS speedometer for Android. This program gives you previously unseen features. Adjust the screen of the tablet-based Android 3.0 (Honeysomb) and higher as you wish to display the information that you really need. Arrange the screen items as you wish and give them any colours. Form your dashboard and display it on the windshield in mirror (HUD) mode if necessary.

The following screen items are available now:
1. Digital speedometer
2. Digital clock
3. GPS compass
4. Number of GPS satellites used
5. Number of visible GPS satellites
6. The current speed limit
7. Battery status
8. GPS status
9. The accuracy of GPS coordinates
10. Analog speedometer

Limitation of free version - you can use a maximum of 3 screen items. No ads for your safety while driving.

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: 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.

  • Zaatour36

    Man, I freaking hate the Market device restriction policy.
    Can you please post a apk file ?
    I have an Acer Iconia A100(3.2), and I can't download it :(

    • Jon Garrett

      which .apk do you want? I'll grab it for you.

      • Zaatour36

        Google Catalogs please :)

        thanks

  • Dan

    Use the AppBrain link instead.

    • Zaatour36

      doesn't work :(

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

      Appbrain doesn't offer downloads of its own.

      • Zaatour36

        that's what i thought!

        anyway, why is AppBrain still out there??

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

          They have great app discovery (I use them a lot), and their widgets are great - they provide us with pricing and rating information.

  • Anthony

    I actually love it because it lets you know if your device isn't supported which is up to the developer then people complain when the app doesn't work well

    • Zaatour36

      I totally understand

      but there are some apps that I have tried which was "not compatible" with my device(s) and they worked perfectly fine, with no issues what so ever.

      and after all, i believe(i'm not sure) most honeycomb apps works well on any honeycomb device without any issue

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