Few years back, it is very rear to see the tablet laptop in consumer’s hands, as tablet laptops are bulky and look not so sexy. In these years holding a flat screen with a touch interface is wow factor and it sounds like one thing out of world. In 2010, when Apple introduces its iPad; tablets has become more than just a curiosity. Apple brings inundation in tablet market and, become a hero of the youngsters and business peoples.
Apple brings a tablet in a market and become icon just for a few periods until the Google’s Android not come into market. Just after a few months of releasing iPhone by Steve Jobs, Google introduced the Android operating system. Google’s this operating system brings firestorm in touch screen market. Google introduces its operating system with the collaboration of Samsung and both become king of a market.
Initially, Google design the original build of Android for smartphone devices, but company continues to work on improving. In 2011, Google introduces its first update called Honeycomb, also named Android 3.0, this update is made with tablet devices in mind.
Tablet laptop remove the gap between a smartphone and laptop (You can say that the one device for smartphone and laptop). Tablet laptop has fast processor then smartphone but less processing then best laptop. Tablet can easily replace your laptop if you are not an IT professional or a business man; you can watch video, listen music, play games and even write a document. More companies are working on making apps for tablet to make them best tablet to use. It would not be wrong to say that Android tablet is a new age in laptop market and also as already mentioned early tablet become a king of market.
Android Tablet over Apple iPad:
In the tablet market, there are two essential viewpoints with regards to device design. In a one hand there is Apple iPad and in other Android tablet, both are far differ from each other. Apple has strict control over the whole outline of the iPad from the user interface (UI) to the actual hardware, everything is control under Apple. While Google only make operating system and other companies like Samsung, HTC, etc. handle the hardware. Hardware manufacturer may even adjust the UI without changing the efficiency of the operating system. The main thing is that, if you look at two iPad models they look like identical to each other; while if you took any two Android tablet models, you may see very big difference. Even Google not set any standards for tablet size, screen dimensions, weight or look.
Which one is better? It’s depending on use to user, but Android tablet become more popular as they have tweak settings, change things easily and gives you very user friendly interface. It’s not saying that Apple iPad is not popular and can’t exist in market, it’s have its own market due to its sleek design and a clean operating system. At last, both tablets will perform same tasks with little using difference.
Due to many manufacturers, android device have vast verity of devices and have multiple designs and somewhat different functionality. On other hand, Apple iPad has only 1 design. Another reason why Android lead in a market is that time to time upgraded operating system. From the initial release Android releases many versions, these are as (Google give the code name for its Android version and start it with Android 1.5 “Cupcake” the earlier versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not released under specific code names, but 1.1 internally called “Petit Four”, though this name was not used officially) following data shows you Android Version, Code Name, API Level & Release Date:
Android 1.0 – API Level 1 on 23rd September, 2008
Android 1.1 “Petit Four” – API Level 2 on 9th February, 2009
Android 1.5 “Cupcake” – API Level 3 on 27th April, 2009
Android 1.6 “Donut” – API Level 4 on 15th September, 2009
Android 2.0 “Éclair” – API Level 5 on 26th October, 2009
Android 2.0.1 “Éclair” – API Level 5 on 3rd December, 2009
Android 2.1 “Éclair” – API Level 7 on 12th January, 2010
Android 2.2 “Froyo” – API Level 8 on 20th May, 2010
Android 2.2.1 “Froyo” – API Level 8 on 18th January, 2011
Android 2.2.2 “Froyo” – API Level 8 on 22nd January, 2011
Android 2.3 “Froyo” – API Level 8 on 21st November, 2011
Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” – API Level 9 on 6th December, 2011
Android 2.3.1 “Gingerbread” – API Level 9 on December, 2010
Android 2.3.2 “Gingerbread” – API Level 9 on January, 2011
Android 2.3.3 “Gingerbread” – API Level 10 on 9th February, 2011
Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread” – API Level 10 on 28th April, 2011
Android 2.3.5 “Gingerbread” – API Level 10 on 25th July, 2011
Android 2.3.6 “Gingerbread” – API Level 10 on 2nd September, 2011
Android 2.3.7 “Gingerbread” – API Level 10 on 21st September, 2011
Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 11 on 22nd February, 2011
Android 3.1 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 12 on 10th May, 2011
Android 3.2 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on 15th July, 2011
Android 3.2.1 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on 20th September, 2011
Android 3.2.2 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on 30th August, 2011
Android 3.2.3 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on 30th August, 2011
Android 3.2.4 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on December, 2011
Android 3.2.5 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on January, 2012
Android 3.2.6 “Honeycomb” (a tablet-only version) – API Level 13 on February, 2012
Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – API Level 14 on 18th October, 2011
Android 4.0.1 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – API Level 14 on 21st October, 2011
Android 4.0.2 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – API Level 14 on 28th November, 2011
Android 4.0.3 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – API Level 15 on 16th December, 2011
Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – API Level 15 on 29th March, 2012
Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 16 on 9th July, 2012
Android 4.1.1 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 16 on 11th July, 2012
Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 16 on 9th October, 2012
Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 17 on 13th November, 2012
Android 4.2.1 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 17 on 27th November, 2012
Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 17 on 11th February, 2013
Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 18 on 24th July, 2013
Android 4.3.1 “Jelly Bean” – API Level 18 on 3rd October, 2013
Android 4.4 “KitKat” – API Level 19 on 31st October, 2013
Android 4.4.1 “KitKat” – API Level 19 on 5th December, 2013
Android 4.4.2 “KitKat” – API Level 19 on 9th December, 2013
Android 4.4.3 “KitKat” – API Level 19 on 2nd June, 2013
Android 4.4.4 “KitKat” – API Level 19 on 19th June, 2014
Android 4.4W “KitKat” – API Level 20 on 25th June, 2014
Android 4.4W.1 “KitKat” – API Level 20 on 6th September, 2014
Android 4.4W.2 “KitKat” – API Level 20 on 21st October, 2014
Android 5.0 “Lollipop” – API Level 21 on 12th November, 2014
Android 5.0.1 “Lollipop” – API Level 21 on 2nd December, 2014
Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop” – API Level 21 on 19th December, 2014
Android 5.1 “Lollipop” – API Level 21 on 9th March, 2015
Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop” – API Level 21 on 21st April, 2015
Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” – API Level 23 on 5th October, 2015
Android 6.0.1 “Marshmallow” – API Level 23 on 7th December, 2015
Android 7.0 “Nougat” – API Level 24 on 22nd August, 2016
Android 7.1 “Nougat” – API Level 25 on 4th October, 2016
Android 8.0 “Oreo” – API Level 26 on 21st August, 2017
Android 8.1 “Oreo” – API Level 27 on 5th December, 2017
Android 9.0 “Pie” – API Level 28 on 6th August, 2018
With coming of Honeycomb – Google make this version taking tablet in mind, tablet market boost up and company like Motorola start making tablets.
If we go with apps, apple provide limit to download or purchase apps from their app store; while you can download apps designed for Android from Market or elsewhere. But its dangers to download third party software’s as you may download virus to your device. For downloading third party software on Android device you may have to change your device’s settings to allow it to accept apps from unofficial sources.
Now in a market there are many cellular Android Tablets, but you may not say that they are smartphone. You can make calls through Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook etc. apps with mobile data or Wi-Fi, but you can’t call over your SIM enabled number.
Features And Specification Of Android Tablets:
There is various number of Android Tablet in a market, so listing particular features and specification is quite difficult. Here are some common features and specifications:
- Android operating system;
- A high-speed processor;
- Memory chip;
- FM Radio;
- Memory card slot;
- Graphics processor;
- Sound processor and speakers;
- At least one camera;
- Sensors such as accelerometers, a compass and light sensors;
- Cellular, SIM slot for mobile data.
There may be a table which has some other components or less then this list, it’s all differentiated by device to device. You can also found verity of Google Android operating system version on any android device, list of android versions already described in this article.
How To Choose Best Android Tablet:
Before you go to buy an android tablet, first make your mind clear and ask some question from you:
- What’s your budget; are your pocket allowed you to buy a tablet that you are looking for? There are lots of price ranges in a market.
- Are you ready to learn new devices, as navigating an Android device is a learning experience? But once whole tablet navigation go from your finger it’s easy like best laptop.
- What are your requirement and why you need best tablet; research for a tablet in a market according to your requirement, also take reviews from your friends and relatives who already have a tablet.
- Take a look on tablets that had latest operating system and apps.
- Don’t neglect processor, hardware and storage; as they are the most important for a tablet. If anything less then you may suffer in future.
- Finally size and shape, also matters. What you want, a slim/portable size that slips easily on your pocket or a small bag. Screen size; also depend on your requirement and most important for your use.
- Also check Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Flipkart.com, GearBest.com like sites for amazing deals before buying. You can check FB groups like “Best Deals For you” or Instagram like @theendlesshope for getting good offers on tablet deals. Don’t buy before comparing prices.
Good news is that there are lots of verities in a market for Android tablets and you can easily choose from them according to your need.