The amount of tablet-optimized apps for Android is a mere fraction of what the iPad has to offer, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some big-screen gold worth mining for on Google Play. Whether you’ve got a Google Nexus 7 or plan on splurging for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Google’s app marketplace has a solid software selection for both productivity and plain old fun. From sleek UI launchers to hot games, here are our 25 favorite Android tablet apps for 2014.
Android is quickly becoming a full gaming platform with powerful, compelling indie games. Monument Valley from UK digital design studio usTwo is by far the best game on Android in 2014 thus far. Players take on the role of the silent princess Ida, who must traverse through a puzzle of seemingly impossible worlds (10 in total) filled with optical illusions that you must solve to progress. Monument Valley is the kind of game that messes with your mind (in a good way) as you try to figure out where to go next, and is an incredibly immersive experience; well worth the $3.99.