Best Android apps this week

That brand spanking new HTC One X was made to show off the best of Google Play – here's some newbies for your consideration

Death Rally Free £Free

If your average racing game seems to be missing a little something – and you think that something might be guns and explosions – Death Rally Free should satisfy your Max Max fantasies. In the career mode, you can play dirty to win and upgrade cars and weapons with in-app purchases.

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Football Manager Handheld 2012 £6.99

Choose footie leagues in 12 countries and play through training, on-the-pitch tactics and player transfers as you manage the hell out of your virtual team. It's a tad on the expensive side but you can also play in a quicker burst with 'Challenge Mode' – and SEGA's kept in as many real-life touches as possible.

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SnapNPlay £2.51

Proof that one day we just won't need brainy people – except to maintain these apps – SnapNPlay will capture, read and play back sheet music for you. There's a free demo version available to try it out and the app will slow down the music to make it even easier for you to learn to play the keyboard (or any other instument).

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Pocket £Free

The app formerly known as Read It Later has been revamped as Pocket on Android – and it's now free too. Add your articles, video and images from the web to view later and they'll be stored offline for when you can't get an internet connection. Very good for anyone with a short attention span. Ah, we've lost you.

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Tinychat – Group Video Chat £1.25

Don't let the 'flirtland' group title in the screenshot fool you, Tinychat is a simple video calling app that supports up to 12 live cameras so you and your mates can make plans together without having to go home and get on Skype.

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