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Best Google Nexus 7 apps

The Google Nexus 7 was one of the top tablets of 2012 – applauded for its fast processor, great screen and affordable price, we gave it 4 stars in our Google Nexus 7 review.

If you’ve recently invested in a Google Nexus 7, you might be overwhelmed by the choice of apps in the Google Play Store, that’s why we’re bringing you our top five apps for the Google Nexus 7.

Google Drive

The fact that the Nexus 7 runs Android means that it was made with Google’s other products in mind and as far as productivity goes, look no further than Google Drive. This free app lets you create Word, Excel and Powerpoint style documents which you can edit and share between your connected devices and other users. It even lets you edit files simultaneously and you can store things for offline reading when you don’t have a solid connection. It’s great for those who like to work on-the-go.

Dead Trigger

Dead Trigger has fast become one of the most popular first-person shooters on Android and what’s more, it’s optimised for the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor found at the heart of the Nexus 7.
Set in 2012 after a virus has turned many of the world’s population into zombies, you play as one of a small number of survivors moving through a city rescuing the uninfected and upgrading your arsenal as you go. You’ll encounter different zombie types, various challenges and the option to upgrade your weapons and abilities as you progress through the story. What’s more it’s free to play.


Camera Launcher for Nexus 7

Although the Nexus 7 does feature a front facing camera designed to work with apps like Skype and Google+, there’s no way to use it simply as a camera to snap shots locally. To rectify this we recommend downloading Camera Launcher for Nexus 7, it lets you take stills and video and tweak some of the settings utilising the Nexus 7’s 1.2-megapixel front facing camera.

BBC iPlayer

There’s no better way to access to the BBC’s library of TV, radio shows and movies than with BBC iPlayer. Watching video content on the Nexus 7 is easy and with its 7-inch HD display, content looks fantastic. The app lets you filter by content type, category and channel and you can choose from recorded or live TV and radio shows. To play video you need to download the BBC Media Player app as well.


Amazon Kindle

The size and weight of the Nexus 7 make it a perfect replacement to the conventional paperback. The Kindle app will let you purchase and download eBooks and magazines from Amazon’s online bookstore, where there are 100’s of 1000’s of titles and publications to choose from. What’s more you can sync your bookmarks and jump to another device like your eReader or smartphone to pick up where you left off seamlessly.


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