Android app

Need some new tablet apps? Here are a few favorites

As 2013 morphs into 2014, we started discussing tablet apps, and which we use around here at Android Community. Which apps are in heavy use, and why? With Google making a point to focus on tablet apps, design and utility have been crucial points of contention this year. Some make the grade, others just don’t hold water. Some are pretty bland offerings, while others subtly impress. The choices here might surprise you, so read on to find more. Though the choices are personal, I think you’ll find a few gems here. We've also linked the headers to the Play Store app, so feel free to click them if you find something you like.

Disney discounts Android apps in Play Store promo

The regular low price for apps in the Play Store is $0.99, however it appears Google and Disney must have combined for a special offer. A quick look at the Disney apps in the Play Store show many have been put on sale. The apps are all clearly marked with the red sale banner across the corner of the icon, but the interesting part here is the price -- $0.49.

MTV app arrives with full episodes and companion viewing experience

An official MTV app has recently arrived in the Play Store. The app offers video and will also serve as a viewing companion for times when you happen to be sitting in front of the regular television watching MTV on the big screen. In terms of the video, while available, this isn't an app aimed to please the cord cutting crowd.

Simple.TV DVR app arrives for Android users

The Simple.TV app has arrived for Android. The app has entered the Play Store as version 1.0.0 and with support for a wide variety of devices. Specifically, for those running Android 2.2 or later. But perhaps more important here -- the release of this app gives cord cutters another option when it comes to watching television on a mobile device, which in this case means an Android smartphone or tablet.

Airbnb updates Android app, brings reviews and host calendar view

Airbnb, the popular home renting service, has updated their Android app. What was once a simple way to peruse homes and apartments for rent has quickly morphed into a full-fledged mobile service. Today’s update brings one of the most crucial aspects to the Android version in the ability to write reviews. The update also gives a refreshed listing page, and the host’s calendar will now show on the listing page.

P90X fitness app arrives to motivate Android users

The P90X workout isn't anything new. In fact, they seem to have bumped the routine up to P90X3. But what is new though, the Android app. The release of the app should add a bit of convenience for those who have already been doing the program, but it should also be good for those who were waiting for the app before they purchase the workout program itself.

Zagat Android app updated, bringing new tablet layout and expanded results

When Google purchased Zagat, they did one smart thing: made it free. We no longer had that pay wall we were used to for Zagat, and Google had an immediate impact on reviews for restaurants. They also diminished the service for some reason, as the app no longer tracked as many locations as it once did. The Android app is seeing an update, bringing a bit more of the lost features back, but not enough.