Google to devs: Make more Android tablet apps!

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google-nexus-10.jpgFollowing the launch of the Google Nexus 10 tablet and the continued success of the Nexus 7 tablet, Google is urging app developers to create ground-up tablet versions of their Android apps rather than just offering re-scaled editions of their smartphone applications.

Though the Google Play Store now boasts some 700,000 applications, bringing it finally on a par with Apple’s App Store, the Cupertino company still sits miles ahead with its tablet app offerings, which number over 250,000.

Now Robert Hamilton, product manager for Google’s mobile team, is spearheading a call to arms to inspire more tablet-specific Android apps. Speaking to The Guardian, he said:

We’d like developers to think more and more about great tablet experiences. There’s a lot of really good Android tablets out there now.

“We actually think that the Nexus 7 was the tipping point and [the Nexus 10] is pushing it further.

“We are seeing the smart Android developers move quickly towards great tablet experiences, which sometimes means rethinking their apps.”

Via: The Guardian

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