Top 25 Free Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Tablet Apps

Top 25 Free Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Tablet Apps

Looking for some apps for you newly purchased Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet? It can be a pain searching for apps via the Android Market. It’s hard to tell the good from the bad! So I’ve compiled a list of my favorite apps that have been optimized for Honeycomb tablets. Check out what I think are the best Honeycomb apps available below!



1. Pulse News

Pulse News is a beautiful app that takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as two taps. [Market Link]


2. Koi Free Live Wallpaper

Watch Koi fish happily explore their pond! Colorful fish and beautiful backgrounds make Koi Live Wallpaper better than the real thing! Everything is 3D rendered in OpenGL 2.0, with fully interactive water that supports multitouch. Double-tap to feed your fish! A great addition to any Honeycomb tablet! [Market Link]



3. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android tablet, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. [Market Link]


4. WebSharingLite


WebSharingLite is a great app that allows you to transfer files to your Android tablet using Wi-Fi and your web browser. It’s the simplest method I have found that lets you transfer files over Wi-Fi between your phone and computer. Much faster than using bluetooth or connecting a USB cable. Check out the lesson for it here:

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5. Angry Birds Rio

How can you have an Android tablet without Angry Birds?! It’s by far one of my favorite games available in the Android Market. In this installment of Angry Birds, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio pairs the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the film. It looks amazing on the larger screen of Honeycomb tablets. Give it a try! [Market Link]


6. Racing Moto

Looking for a fast-paced and simple to learn game to kill some time? Look no further than Racing Moto. Racing Moto is a fast paced racing game. You never dare drive so fast in the real world! Control your moto with incredible fast speed during traffic rush hour! Also enjoy beautiful view during the journey – desert, city, bridge, sea and forest! Tilt the tablet to control the motorcycle direction and tap the screen to accelerate. [Market Link]


7. Dungeon Defenders

Awesome graphics and addictive gameplay! What else could you ask for? Dungeon Defenders is a blending of an RPG game with Tower Defense. Take on the role of one of four distinct Hero classes, and battle hordes of invading creatures by strategically summoning a variety of Towers & Traps throughout your Castle. Directly partake in the action-packed combat with your hero, while leveling up, gathering tons of loot, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing your class abilities. [Market Link]



 8. Google Body

Google Body is a detailed 3D model of the human body. You can view different anatomical layers, zoom in, and navigate to parts that interest you. Click to identify anatomy, or search for muscles, organs, bones and more. [Market Link]


9. Google Earth

Use Google Earth to fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.

For tablet users on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), you can now enjoy a new Google Earth experience optimized for the larger screen. With a new action bar, you can get easy access to search, reset-to-north, my location, and layers. Also, you can now explore the same photo-realistic 3D buildings that have previously only been accessible with the desktop version of Google Earth. Visit the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Taj Mahal in India, or the Sydney Opera House in Australia, all in their full 3D glory! To view 3D buildings on your tablet, just select ‘3D Buildings’ from the layer menu. [Market Link]


10. Springpad

Springpad is a free application that makes it quick and easy to take notes and save anything you want to remember in one place – from tasks and lists to products, places, movies, recipes and more. We automatically organize and enhance what you save with useful links and relevant offers to save you time and money. Everything you save is synchronized and accessible on your Android device and on the web. [Market Link]



11. Evernote

Evernote is another easy-to-use, free note taking 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. [Market Link]

12. Kindle

The Kindle app is optimized for Android tablet devices giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 950,000 books in the Kindle Store, including popular new releases and New York Times Best Sellers from $9.99. Read thousands of free ebooks and over 100 newspapers & magazines. [Market Link]


13. Aldiko Book Reader


Aldiko is another great app for eBooks. You’ll be able to read and download thousands of ebooks right on your Android tablet. Browse huge catalogs of ebooks including best-sellers, new releases and classics (lots of them for FREE) or import your own ePub and PDF files. Comfortable and customizable reading experience (font type, color, margin, night mode, etc.), bookmarks, full text search. [Market Link]


14. iRunner


iRunner is a fast paced running game, with great HD graphics and game play. Mr.i is running as fast as possible to the mysterious destination. You need to keep good tempo to avoid all obstacles on the way. Trying to collect as many batteries as possible while running. Collect gifts to turn into fever state – cooler costume, exciting tempo, and double points! [Market Link]


15. Cordy

One of the “best apps on Android Market”, as chosen by Android Market staff. Cordy is a little robot with a big job – to power up his world! Help Cordy run, jump, push, pull, lift, throw, bounce, swing, and hover in this beautiful console-quality 3D puzzle platform game. Download now, and get ready to harness the power of pure fun! [Market Link]


16. CNN App for Tablets

Experience what happens when storytelling meets the newest technology with the new CNN App for Android – a smarter, sleeker way to experience a world of content. Share and comment on news & insights, watch live, breaking news video, and submit your own story to the world with iReport. The graphics of the app are designed beautifully and truly highlights the advantages of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. [Market Link]


 17. NYTimes App for Tablets

Another great app for getting your fix of news is the NYTimes app for Android. You get to enjoy the award-winning journalism of The New York Times on your Honeycomb tablet. Enjoy the Top News section for free, or subscribe and unlock all the sections in the app of The Times, including blogs. Experience world-class multimedia with video and slide shows located within articles and in the new Video and Photos sections. Bookmark frequently visited sections or blogs and save articles in the new Favorites section. Share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. And get breaking news alerts to be the first to read about events as soon as they occur. [Market Link]


18. Google Videos

Looking to watch a movie on your Android tablet? Try renting one from the Google Videos service. The official player for the movies you rent from Android Market. Select from thousands of movie titles in Android Market and begin watching instantly — no wires, no syncing, no hassle! Make your movie rentals available for offline use on your supported Android device so you can watch even when you’re not connected. The app also provides quick access to your personal video collection, including those you’ve taken yourself using your phone or tablet camera. [Market Link]



19. Sketchbook Express

This one is an app for those of you that love to draw! Autodesk SketchBook Express for Android is a fun and intuitive drawing application, optimized for use on Honeycomb tablet devices. Also great if you have kids and want to keep them busy drawing for awhile! [Market Link]


20. IMDB

Find movie showtimes, get TV listings, watch trailers and search all of IMDb. Search the world’s largest collection of movies and TV titles. Get info about celebrities, actors, actresses, directors, and other crew members. Also great for reading/writing reviews on movies and TV shows. A must-have for all you movie buffs out there! [Market Link]


21. NetFlix

This one is a must-have for all you NetFlix subscribers! Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix. [Market Link]


22. Skype

Skype for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at Skype rates on the move. [Market Link]


23. aTilt 3D Labyrinth Free

aTilt is a labyrinth maze game with an emphasis on realistic physics, 3D graphics, and a top-notch gaming experience. Roll your way past walls, holes, and rotating pieces in order to move the ball into the goal. aTilt includes 258 levels, and you can create and share your own levels online! And with OpenFeint support for high scores and achievements, there’s always something to new to do! [Market Link]


24. Citrix Receiver

This app is designed for those of you that work in the corporate world with an organization that uses Citrix software. it is a must-have if you want to be able to connect to your corporate network. Citrix Receiver provides remote access to your XenApp app’s, docs and desktops. If your company uses Citrix to host applications, you can use Citrix Receiver to check your email, review documents, tune into project dashboards, and approve expenses from your Android smartphone, tablet, or other device using Android OS. Just ask your help desk for the URL to set up Receiver. [Market Link]


25. PdaNet Tablet (beta)

This application allows you to share Internet from your Android phone to your Android tablet through Bluetooth. Please install this same app on both phone (server mode) and tablet (client mode), then follow instructions to connect. This beta uses a web-proxy solution. On Honeycomb devices only the Browser, Gmail and Map app will pick up the proxy connection. [Market Link]



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