If Google has its way, more apps will soon come to tablets
Tablet computer users may soon experience a richer set of mobile applications, as Google is now trying to make popular apps used on its smartphone platform compatible with tablets.
In a recent post on the Android Developers blog, Google announced it is holding a series of events called Android Developer Labs meant to provide guidance to developers looking to create applications for its tablet software. If successful, more application developers may shift their efforts toward the new format, and tablet users can look forward to a more engaging web experience.
"This ADL series isn’t another set of introduction-to-Android sessions, nor any other kind of general overview," Tim Bray wrote for the Android Developers blog. "It's specifically aimed at optimizing Android apps for tablets, in particular creating high-quality tablet apps with an emphasis on polish and user-experience."
This may come as good news to tablet enthusiasts, as recent research shows mobile apps and tablets are changing the way everyday computer users access the web. Martin Bradley, associate director of the Global Wireless Practice for market research firm Strategy Analytics, said growing web traffic on tablets is the result of mobile app use. This may also be true in the future, according to Bradley.
"Existing tablet owners enjoy exploring app store offerings, whereas future tablet buyers express interest in accessing readily available media store content," he said.