Google has highlighted its vision and recent work in large screen devices such as tablets, as captured by its tablet’s first Android apps plans. The details were presented on the 10th of March during the Android Show which featured Google’s CTO of tablets and co-founder of Android, Rich Miner.
As per Miner, from 2011 onwards, when Android tabs were first released, the trajectory has been a mixed one with a lot of highs and lows. The Android tablet market had witnessed a stark decline in sales before the pandemic.
The Android tablet market has continued to rebound since the pandemic era dawned upon us. Google is projecting an even more accelerated growth with its development of tablet-first apps.
Google claims that the tablets have taken a new identity as tools for creativity and productivity.
Miner went on to add that the trajectory of growth of tabs will continue in the positive direction, and tablet sales are likely to surpass that of laptops within a few years. On the development of tablet Android apps, Miner points out that app developers are going in the direction of taking advantage of additional screen resources and having a look at Google’s latest Jetpack Libraries and other features available in Android 12L.
As per Miner, Google is encouraging developers to focus on building tablet-first apps to take advantage of the opportunities available in that direction.
Google’s tablet-first vision for tablet Android apps needs to feature the buy-in of the developer community for it to work. It relies on the incentives and resources that Google has already set up so that its vision succeeds.