Google aiming for more Android tablet apps

Oct 30, 2012
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Yesterday Google announced the Nexus 10 tablet, proving that the company is serious about moving further into the tablet market. They also announced an updated version to the Nexus 7 that now comes with 32GB of storage and 3G capabilities. With the company's obvious dedication to tablets, it's no surprise that Google wants more Android tablet apps in its Google Play store.

The Nexus 10 is incredibly light and comes with an amazing high-resolution screen with a 2560x1600 resolution. It's got a powerful processor and obviously a strong army of Google apps and services. However, tablet-specific apps have been somewhat of a hit-or-miss with Android, but Google is looking to change that.

Robert Hamilton, product manager on Google's mobile team, says that Google would "like developers to think more and more about great tablet experiences," and that "there's a lot of really good Android tablets out there now." Hamilton mentioned the Nexus 10 specifically and said that if the Nexus 10 is going to be successful, it needs developers that can make great tablet apps for it.

Hamilton also says that he's seeing "smart" Android developers go beyond just supporting a bigger screen when developing tablet apps, but also thinking about the user experience as a whole, such as usage habits like where tablets are used, how they're being used, and what they're being used for.

[via The Guardian]


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