10 Speed Forge 3D
Futuristic racing hasn’t felt, looked and played this good since Sheffield design maestros The Designers Republic went to work on Wipeout way back when. Speed Forge 3D is quite simply one of the best Android games yet. And it raises the graphics bar for all future titles.
In a nutshell, Pandora is an online radio station with a Last FM-style recommendation feature. And while it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, it’s brilliant at what it does.
8 Twidroid Pro
The best Twitter app for phones on the Android platform bar none. It’s got a great user interface, there’s support for multiple accounts and you can post videos. What more do you want? Blood?
This bizarro time-waster tasks you with guiding cows up a series of platforms to a waiting UFO. We love quirky settings like that in games. And we love the quirky cartoon graphics and old-skool style teeth-gnashing difficulty level even more. This, all you modern-day gamers, is what a challenge looks like…
Retina-scorching visuals and punchy sound effects combine with vertically scrolling shooting action for a unique and quite, quite excellent mobile gaming experience. Is there anything more satisfying than building up a massive light blast and nuking your enemies en masse? We very, very much doubt it.
A smart, useful and neatly laid out app that offers hourly forecasts and a calendar showing future conditions. You can also set it to alert you when there’s severe weather on the way.
From travel website lastminute.com, this location finder harnesses your Android phone’s integrated GPS to help you find points of interest in unfamiliar locales.
Make like the Terminator with this augmented reality app that lets you point your lens at buildings and access a wealth of handy info. Brilliant for catching out ill-informed tour guides on historical walks.
2 Air Hockey
This touchscreen take on the end of the pier arcade favourite packs in all the aggression and bish-bash-bosh action you’d expect. And it’s cheap as chips, too.
1 Rockout Acoutic Pro
Officially the most popular paid-for music app at Android Market. Whether you’ll be as popular after ‘treating’ friends and family to over-earnest renditions of the Dylan canon is another matter. Especially if you ‘sing’ like the Holy Hobo himself.