Is this OK to ask since ug has a tab playback app? :p

I'm looking for a android app similar to tuxguitar with tempo increments of 1%, looping and is compatible with gp5 files. Would prefer free but willing to pay. Any recommendations?

Thank you.
You can try Jimi Tutor, it has a free version (limited to 5 measures) and a paid version:
Unlike other apps, Jimi Tutor doesn't display tabs, but fingerings. I think this approach is more intuitive and efficient to learn new tunes.
The app can import Guitar Pro files, adjust tempo, and set loops.
Disclaimer: I am the author of this app ;-)