My new iPad has been getting all my gadget attention lately. And so, empathetic person that I am, I was feeling sorry for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet. There it sat, tucked behind my nightstand, woefully neglected, wondering what went wrong.\n\tSo I blew off the dust, fired up the tab, and decided to see what\u2019s new and interesting in Android tablet apps. Almost instantly, I remembered why my Android tablet has gathered more dust than Mrs. Havisham\u2019s wedding dress.\n\tThe reason: The Google Play Store, as the Android market was recently rechristened, simply doesn\u2019t make it easy to browse and discover tablet-optimized apps. Your best option is the \u2018Staff Picks for Tablets\u2019 section of the Play Store. Unfortunately, the section is really just a very long list of apps (I counted 246) to scroll through. The apps aren\u2019t categorized, and it\u2019s not clear how they\u2019re sorted.\n\tInstead of wasting time scrolling, I downloaded an application called Tablified Market HD Pro by Tablified Apps (current version: 2.1; $1.49). The app does what the Google Play Store should: It makes shopping for Android tablet apps easy and fun. There\u2019s also a free version of the app, Tablified Market HD Lite, but it includes ads and lacks several features of the paid version, such as the ability to filter apps by star ratings and sort by price. For these reasons, I recommend splurging for the paid app.\n\tTablified Market HD Pro gives you all sorts of options for discovering apps. You can browse by top-level categories including \u201cFeatured,\u201d \u201cRecently Added,\u201d and \u201cEditors Choice.\u201d You can investigate apps based on specific categories such as \u201cBooks and Reference,\u201d \u201cBusiness,\u201d \u201cComics,\u201d \u201cHealth and Fitness,\u201d and more. Within these categories, you can sort by free, paid, or all apps.\n\tWhen you\u2019re ready to install something, you choose to download and install it through the Android browser or the Google Play Store.\n\tI have only one complaint: The app\u2019s \u201cNews\u201d section, which is supposed to deliver Android-tablet-related news, is a joke. As of March 21, the most recent news story was dated Jan. 9. The \u201cReviews\u201d section was a tiny bit better, with Android software reviews as recent as March 17. But the app only displayed a total of five reviews thus far for 2012.\n\tOverall, I find that the quality and quantity of Android apps pale in comparison to iPad apps. And just this week, we learned that a number of free, ad-supported Android apps are guzzling battery power behind our backs. For more on that topic, read Al Sacco\u2019s \u201cWant Better Android Battery Life? Stop Being Such a Cheapskate.\u201d\n\tI haven't found anything terribly exciting on an Android tablet that you can\u2019t get on an iPad. However, if you do own an Android tablet, blow off the dust and give Tablified Market HD Pro a try. At least you now have a way to discover some tablet apps that are worth downloading.