Best Android Apps 2013: Free and paid apps for Android
Microsoft’s second screen experience turns your Android smartphone (or tablet) into an slick remote to navigate around the Xbox 360 dashboard and interact with movie, TV and the new Xbox Music app. Gaming is surely where the true potential of SmartGlass lies, but currently only a handful games are compatible which include Forza Horizon and Dance Central 3. It's a start though and we expect to see more of SmartGlass in 2013.
The first app offering from former Lionhead lead designer Peter Molyneux and his new 22cans studio, the aim of the Curiosity game (or social experiment) is to chip away at the cube to reveal the top secret contents. Molyneux says Curiosity is a test of the ‘psychology of monetisation’ which is clearly aimed at some pretty pricey in-app purchases to help you get closer to solving the mystery that lies beneath the layers.
Price: Free | Platform: Android | Download Curiosity Android app
Need to quickly locate the perfect place to flex your knowledge of pop music in the 90s and famous London landmarks? This pub quiz location app simply finds the nearest places to show off your smarts with integrated map information and details of the prizes up for grabs whether it's a shiny trophy or a drinks tab that has to be redeemed on the night.
Price: Free | Platform: Android | Download PubQuix Android app
Separating the long ball merchants from the lovers of the tiki-taka, the finger-swiping football action has now arrived on Android. Former Sky Sports pundits Andy Gray and Richard Keys will comment on your best worked moves while the hint system will help out if you can’t breach that back line in under four passes.
Price: Free | Platform: Android | Download Fluid Football Android app
Whale Trail Frenzy
One of the surprise hits of the past year and worthy of its T3 Award App of the Year nomination, the psychedelic game is back looking simplistically beautiful once again with a soothing soundtrack courtesy of Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals. A Tiny Wings-esque continuous scrolling level mode has now been added and best of all, it's now free to play.