Google's challenge to the Apple iPad has been boosted with the arrival of its slick Honeycomb 3.0 operating system.
The Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Sony S1 and S2 tablets are all among the devices set to benefit from the tablet-optimized OS, and with the recently announced Honeycomb 3.1 update, there is more to come.
The Android Market is not yet overflowing with apps tailored for larger tablet surroundings, so to kickstart proceedings, we've picked ten apps to show off what the Google tablet OS is capable of.
Rovio's mobile smash rightfully gets the Android tablet treatment looking as slick as ever and with graphics to make you squeal like a pig under attack.
Buy this app: Download Angry Birds
CNN app for Android
The US-based Cable News Network delivers the latest breaking news, a dedicated video section, and the unique iReport feature which allows users to submit their own headline-grabbing news.
Buy this app: Download CNN app for Android
DrawFree - Honeycomb Tablet
Whether you want to hone your artistic talents or just like doodling, DrawFree turns your fingers into your very own paintbrush/pen/pencil letting you write notes, draw sketches and more.
Buy this app: Download Drawfree - Honeycomb Tablet
As is customary with all Honeycomb tablets, the inclusion of a front facing camera means support for video calling apps like Fring. As well as delivering video chatting over 3G and Wi-Fi, you can also carry out group video calls.
Buy this app: Download Fring
Showcasing Honeycomb's business potential, Fuze Meeting lets you set up HD video conferences and host virtual meetings for those key overseas clients. You can also upload content like video, images and PDFs to the Fuze cloud servers which you can access from your tablet wherever you are.
Buy this app: Download Fuze Meeting
Navigate your way around the human anatomy with this interactive app which lets you zoom in and out of vital organs, muscles bones and more. So, you can finally discover where your trapezoid is.
Buy this app: Download Google Body
IMDB Movies and TV
One of the best sources for all your movie-related needs, you can expect the usual features from the Android smartphone version, which means searching and watching trailers, reading movie reviews and look up show times at your local cinema.
Buy this app: Download IMDB Movies and TV
Pulse News Reader
A natural candidate to make the jump from smartphone to tablet, the mosaic-style app pulls together news feeds from your favourite blogs and websites all which you customize to suit your browsing needs.
Buy this app: Download Pulse News Reader
SparkChess HD Lite
The 'thinking mans' game does require installation of Adobe Air, but once you've managed to do that, you can pit your wits in two difficulty levels. If you're a chess novice, there's an undo feature if you've made that crucial opening move a little hastily.
Buy this app: Download SparkChess HD Lite
Weatherbug for Honeycomb
Find out if you're going to need to pull on the big coat with the real-time weather app which gives hourly forecasts, severe weather alerts and live images from the WeatherBug Network.
Buy this app: Download Weatherbug for Honeycomb
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