With the launch of the Nexus 10, Google has finally give consumers what they have been crying out for ever since the launch of the Nexus 7: a bigger screen. Its high resolution (2560×1600) Gorilla Glass 2 display screen means that it will be a great hit with artists who prefer using tablets as their canvas. In the past, the lack of suitable apps on the Android Marketplace may have dissuaded artists from picking up the Nexus. However, accompanying the release of Android 4.0 ICS was the overhaul of the Android Marketplace into the Google Play Store. Part of the overhaul was introducing a wide variety of apps that would help Android become a legitimate threat to iOS. The new Google Play Store is well stocked and artists will have no trouble finding great art apps for the Nexus 10 that allow them to create beautiful art on their new tablet. Here are three essential apps that every artist should have on their new Google Nexus 10.
Fabulous Art Apps for the Nexus 10
No matter what tablet you use, Sketchbook Pro is an absolute must-have for every artist. The Android version of the app has been tweaked and refined many times since launch and is well optimized to run perfectly on Android’s Jellybean OS. Sketchbook Pro may not have the simplest of user interfaces, but the various powerful tools it can offer more than makes up for it. When combined with the Nexus 10’s brilliant screen, it cannot be denied that Sketchbook Pro will be the most potent tool available to any artist who prefers creating art on tablet computers.
Adobe Photoshop Touch
As far as image editing software is concerned, Adobe Photoshop remains the Holy Grail for all visual artists. The mobile version for tablets, Adobe Photoshop Touch, is just as impressive as its big brother running on your home PC or laptop. The app is especially impressive on the Nexus 10. The tablet’s high resolution display means that the app can allow you to zoom in without blurring or distorting the image. This means that Adobe Photoshop Touch will allow you to edit images with a level of detail that is not possible on any other app or tablet.
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All artists love to doodle whenever they get the chance and Magic Doodle is the perfect Android app for the job. Most art apps are so feature-packed that they prove to be cumbersome when it comes to something as simple as doodling. Magic Doodle allows you to doodle away on your Nexus 10 without draining the battery. However, do not let its simplicity fool you. Just because the app is simple, does not mean it does not have a few aces up its sleeve. The app allows you to cycle through a number of pencils, pens and brushes, along with various effects. The app also allows you to record videos of your doodling sessions and can directly upload images on Flickr for sharing.
The Google Nexus 10 is the latest Android-powered tablet looking forward to dethroning the iPad off its perch. When the Nexus 10 does go head-to-head against the iPad 4, it can depend upon its wonderful display and these three art apps for the Nexus to win over the art community.
Author Bio: The article is contributed by Michael Harris, who shares tech updates and news through his blogs. He writes for Lump, one of the premium design, Cladding and Sculpture studios in Australia.