Best Android Apps 2013: Free and paid apps for Android
Whether you're after the latest free Android apps or the Samsung Galaxy S3 essentials, T3's app experts pick the best Android apps to grab in 2013
Once the lowly second fiddle to Apple's bustling App Store, Google Play (formerly Android Market) continues to go from strength to strength as more great Android smartphones like the T3 award-winning Samsung Galaxy S3, the HTC One and tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime and Google Nexus 7 show what the Google-powered mobile platform is truly capable of.
If you've just bought a new Android smartphone or tablet and looking to pack it with the finest app offerings on Google Play, each month T3's app experts will bring you the very best free and paid for Android apps available right now. Here's what delights we have discovered this month.
Want more of the best apps? Check out the T3 App Chart for all the latest apps across platforms.
The Unreal Engine 3-powered cover shooter drops you in a post apocalyptic world where robots are the only survivors in a human civilization, but there’s no need to get too bogged down with the storyline. Throwing up some great gun fighting played out at a frenetic pace with great touchscreen controls, this is an Android game you defintiely need in your life.
Price: £0.69 | Download Epoch Android app
The Evernote rival offers a similarly sleek and clean interface to write down your shopping list but also transcribes voice notes automatically, turns notes into checklists and can save all your content in the cloud giving you access from any device.
Price: Free | Download Google Keep Android app
Tripomatic City Guides & Maps
The web-based travel guide service that plots key points of interest on a map based on your chosen destination has now been optimized for Android devices. That means you can find places to go all laid out for you on Google Maps and also find out more information and photos to do you homework before you arrive.
Price: Free | Download Tripomatic City Guides app
Comic-strip lovers can enjoy over 20 years of back issues from Charlie Brown to Garfield and even tuck into the best from Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonists. You can bookmark and share comics through Twitter and Facebook and there’s a blog where you can find out all about the latest and greatest up coming cartoonists.
Price: Free | Download GoComics Android app
Helping you master a foreign language from your mobile, Rosetta Stone members can use speech recognition to master pronunciation with progress synced across devices. If you are not already user you can still get a taster with a demo account to see if it’s worth the investment.
Price: Free | Download Rosetta Course Android app