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Best Apps for the Motorola Xoom Android Tablet
[Update: August 29, 2011] Here’s a big list of all the greatest apps for Honeycomb! Check out A Hive of the Best Apps for Android Honeycomb Tablets
[Update: April 12th, 2011] We’ve got a new list of the Best Apps and Games for Android Honeycomb Tablets: Check it out here!
The Xoom is a first of its kind and will forever be known as the tablet that kick started the Android tablet revolution. Unfortunately the Xoom launched in February to a bare list of compatible Honeycomb tablet apps. Android really dropped the ball by not opening up the honeycomb platform to developers at an earlier date. When the Xoom did launch, there were just 16 tablet apps.
Even with the lack of Honeycomb enabled apps in the Android Market, you’ll still be able to download and use all apps in the Android Market, though you are bound to run into some small errors and display problems.
It’s going to take a couple months before we see a reasonable amount of tablet apps in the Android Market, but with an estimated 40-60 million Android tablets being sold in 2011, developers will have some motivation.
Best Xoom Apps
Touchdown for Tablets
This is the tablet optimized version of TouchDown. TouchDown gets your Email, Contacts, Calendar and Tasks from your corporate Exchange server, and gives you a single tabbed view. TouchDown lets you interact with your exchange account on a tablet device in a unique and integrated way, allowing you to manipulate your emails, contacts, calendar, tasks and Notes from a single application, allowing you to switch between them using tabs on the top of the screen.
Words with Friends
IMDB Movies & TV
Pulse News Reader
CNN News Tablet Edition
BBC News Tablet Edition
- “Awesome format, but please include a portrait mode. Galaxy tab”
- “Works great on my Advent Vega. This is not for phones. Tablets only.”
The Wall Street Journal Tablet Edition
- “Don’t bother downloading. I have a lot of apps on my tab, system panel shows this app consumes almost double the memory as system processes.”
- “Great on the Galaxy Tab, though they could be a little more generous with the article offerings for those without a subscription :P”
Be sure to let us know your experiences with these apps on your Xoom and let the world know your favorite Xoom apps.