HEY, THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

Tablet apps, as you may be aware, are in­tended to take ad­van­tage of the de­vice’s touch-friendly in­ter­face, high porta­bil­ity, ex­tended (8-10 hour) bat­tery life and larger screen form fac­tor. Here, we take a look at some of the best ap­pli­ca­tions avail­able on these de­vices to­day across var­i­ous op­er­at­ing sys­tems.

As of now there are close to 90,000 tablet- spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tions for the ipad. While there is no of­fi­cial fig­ure from

Google about Android OS apps, guessti­mates put the fig­ure at some 3,500 apps (well, they’re pri­mar­ily phone apps that also run com­fort­ably on tablets). Hon­ey­comb, or Android 3.x, Google’s tablet-flavoured OS, has pushed through about 100 apps so far. The Play­book has man­aged to fire up ap­prox­i­mately 3,500 apps for its slate.

Here are some the apps that we would rec­om­mend to our read­ers.

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