So you just unwrapped your new Android smartphone or tablet and the first thing you do after signing into your Google Account is fire up the Google Play Store to download some apps, but with such a selection to choose from where do you start? Well, we’ve got your back and have highlighted a selection of the best apps and games to get you started.


This will enable you to push any content to a multitude of devices including Apple TV, as well as Sonos, Roku, and many more.

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Notifications everywhere.

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Make the internet work for you.

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Everyone knows Plex, the service that enables you to index your media on your media server. Well, there’s an app to access that media.

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Real Racing 3

Push your new device to its graphical limits with this brilliant racing game.

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Your one-stop search for all wallpapers, notification tones, and ringtones for your new device.

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An addictive puzzle game that will have you challenging your mind.

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Another game that will get you thinking.

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Zooper Widget Pro

Enables you to customise widgets to a great level of detail. There is a huge repository of widgets that add-on to Zooper, of which an example can be seen here.

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A notepad app that will meet all your needs from a quick and simple note to detailed lecture notes.

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Need I say anything?

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Nova Launcher

A highly customisable launcher for your Android device.

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MX Player

Play any video type on your device. No more worrying about supported formats.

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UpTo Calendar

A very good calendar that will hook into your Google Calendar and add a number of enhancements.

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Have any other must-have apps for your Android phone or tablet? Drop us a comment below.

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