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10 Great Android Apps For Tablets

What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.
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The folks at Skype (now a part of Microsoft) recently launched an Android tablet version of their ubiquitous voice/video chat app. The tablet's larger display is well-suited to video chatting, particularly for conference calls with multiple participants. The beauty of Skype is its platform-agnostic design, as well as the bottom-line benefit that Skype-to- Skype video and voice calls are free over 3G and Wi-Fi. Indeed, the Skype app is a must-have for Android tablet owners. Skype users running Android 2.3 or newer can access both front- and rear-facing cameras -- assuming they have both -- but those stuck with (shudder) Android 2.2 or older can only access the tablet's rear camera.

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konnor
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konnor,
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4/21/2013 | 7:24:14 PM
re: 10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
The optimized Android tablet apps have improved over the past year, but there's still a lot of room for improvement, and we need a lot more of them.
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kbuchs559,
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4/17/2013 | 7:45:02 PM
re: 10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Maybe I recognize some icons, like Google Earth, but, really, can't we have some text on these slide shows?
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J. Nicholas Hoover,
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2/26/2013 | 7:42:51 PM
re: 10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Many of these apps are just as good on smart phones, and translate well to tablets. I would swap out my favorite weather app, WeatherBug Elite, for The Weather Channel's app, but otherwise I largely agree with many of the selections.
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