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Probably a Galaxy 3..I prefer the Android OS over the other.
Are there any guitar apps made for Android that a re worth purchasing? Are there any at all?

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Thats sweet looking. It's gonna be the first app I install on my tablet! Thanks!

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If you want a cheap android tablet,your best bet would be Google nexus 7 - it offers the pure android experience and has better specs than the galaxy tab 3.
 

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To be perfectly honest, if you want to do music stuff with your tablet I think the iPad is the way to go. I'm an Android guy too, but there are just WAY more apps and peripherals for iOS. There are a load iOS apps for plugging in your guitar and playing/recording through pretty high quality amp sims - I'm not sure there are any yet on Android. Gaming is still much better on the iPad too, if that matters to you at all. Android is making pretty good progress on that front, though.

I find having an Android phone and an iPad to be the best of both worlds, even though, like you, I MUCH prefer the Android OS on my phone.
 

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I have a nexus 7 and it's pretty good for browsing the net and watching stuff on. Andoid doesn't have as many options for good apps for music and guitar though as was said. I've a midi keyboard and it seems most options for that kind of think are for ipads.
I've found Chordbot is pretty good music app though. It's a really easy app for putting chords together and you can pick various styles. I use it to plug in to a hifi or just using on my tablet and using it for backing tracks. You can throw a progression together in no time and just jam over it. When you're bored you can change tempo style or some of the chords for a new backing to play over. I just use the free one but you can save stuff with the bought version.
 

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I had a guitar tuner app that was awesome - I haven't been able to find anything I like as much on my iPhone. I think it was called gStrings. I really dug the Mobile Metronome app, too (the one with the white and black metronome logo). The tuner could pick up my electrics and tune chromatically, and actually worked well. And the metronome was just a solid metronome, no extra bullshit getting in the way. I liked the UI a lot.
 

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To be perfectly honest, if you want to do music stuff with your tablet I think the iPad is the way to go. I'm an Android guy too, but there are just WAY more apps and peripherals for iOS. There are a load iOS apps for plugging in your guitar and playing/recording through pretty high quality amp sims - I'm not sure there are any yet on Android. Gaming is still much better on the iPad too, if that matters to you at all. Android is making pretty good progress on that front, though.

I find having an Android phone and an iPad to be the best of both worlds, even though, like you, I MUCH prefer the Android OS on my phone.
Seconding this.
 

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Seconding this.
Thirding.

Android is totally fine for pretty much everything EXCEPT music creation-related apps, not because of the quality of the OS, obviously, but because with very limited exceptions the latency is still a big issue. Therefore, there's not been a lot of development for it. Anything non-realtime is fine, like tuners, chord chart stuff, etc. But you won't see something like Amplitube or BIAS on there until Google fixes it. BIAS is easily better than a POD HD (in my opinion), and definitely one of many good reasons to get an iPad, if music creation is your goal.

Right now, I use BIAS for guitars and bass, and Animoog and Sampletank for synths, and GarageBand for recording. It's pretty amazing.
 
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