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best tablet apps for android?

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ive got a samsung galaxy tab, but i dont have a whole lot of apps on it. i mostly use it as an e-reader. any recommendations for tablet-specialized apps (not honeycomb-only though)
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um... don't all apps on the android market support tablets I thought google had implemented some scaling trick that allowed apps to work on pretty much any screen size.
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Android apps are implemented in relative terms: aspect ratio, DPI etc... so except for a few apps they will all work at any resolution.


But just because the apps use the extra space it doesn't mean they use it well. A good example is the web browser that comes with Honeycomb. The stock Froyo browser works great on the Galaxy Tab, but the Honeycomb browser adds things like tabs to make browsing easier.


I don't think there is much in the way of tablet apps right now, mainly because tablets are just becoming mainstream.

Android allows apps to detect the type of device, and change the UI accordingly, so likely what we'll start to see is a single app that will detect that you're using a tablet and switch to a tablet UI.

This is a much better alternative to Apple's method of fragmenting the market(sorry I just love saying that) into iPhone and iPad apps.
    
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some apps are honeycomb only.
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