Just got a Nexus 7. App recommendations for my $25 credit?

#1 Posted by MB (12078 posts) -

I've been an Android user for a couple of years, but this is my first tablet. I had a Galaxy S2 and recently got an S3, so I have most of the must-have apps and games already and am rooted, running custom ROMs and kernels, and so forth.

The Nexus 7 comes with $25 of Play store credit that of really like to make the most of with tablet-specific apps and games. I figured I'd reach out to the community before buying anything and see what you all think the hot Android tablet apps are.

Thanks everyone, looking forward to your input!

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#2 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1171 posts) -

I've recently been getting into playing a lot of emulated games on my Android device.

#3 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Lux because the built-in auto brightness on Android blows.

and unfortunately there's not really many hot Android tablet apps. Most of the good ones are free as well.

edit: I would recommend getting the "Browser" browser on your tablet, it's much smoother than Chrome on my dad's Nexus 7! Works with Flash too but you need a custom ROM for that to work, or at least I did otherwise Flash kept crashing. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1769847)

#4 Posted by JoeMarsden (301 posts) -

Perhaps you'd be interested in Final Fantasy III? Quite expensive, but it translates well to the Nexus 7, so I hear. You could also save your money for the Android release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, perhaps?

#5 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1396 posts) -

The best thing to do is giving it to me.

#6 Posted by MB (12078 posts) -

@JoeMarsden said:

Perhaps you'd be interested in Final Fantasy III? Quite expensive, but it translates well to the Nexus 7, so I hear. You could also save your money for the Android release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, perhaps?

Dude yes, great idea! I've been looking forward to Baldur's Gate, I'll definitely do that. From the looks of things on the market and the responses I've received so far, I'll probably have plenty of money left over after buying the few apps I have my eye on right now.

I just purchased Tablet Talk for $2.99, it enables text message sending/receiving/syncing on tablets which seems pretty cool and useful.

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#7 Posted by JoeMarsden (301 posts) -

@MB: Glad I could help! The Android version doesn't have a release date yet, but all the other versions of BGEE are due in September. Can't imagine it'll come out much further from the other releases.

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