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Google Play Store update bringing new “Designed for Tablets” section on November 21st

Nexus 10 Google Play tablets

The Android team team took to their official developer blog today to talk Play Store, specifically, how it deals with tablets. Android’s tablet market share has been skyrocketing, and isn’t about to slow down with the holiday season fast approaching.

To better help new and current tablet users find the applications and games tailor-made for their larger screened devices, Google will be implementing a new “Designed for Tablets” section in the Google Play Store. This can be the default view when searching through Top Paid, Top Free, Top New Free, and other tabs in the Play Store. The Android teams stresses that this will be a huge opportunity for developers to gain some extra exposure, all they need to do now is quit dragging and get to writing their apps with tablet users in mind. Let’s just hope they don’t go making any of them exclusive to specific tablets.

Changes will go into effect November 21st and if you’re a developer, head over to the source link for helpful tips on how you can get your app optimized for tablets.

[Android Developers]




  • Fel Pe

    Hmm… I want to be able to install and use tablet version apps on my phone.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Root. Flash Paranoid Android. Drink a beer.

      • Fel Pe

        Sounds like a nice way to spend my Saturday. I’m gonna try it. Tnx for the tips. :)

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        • chuckles87

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  • PooPooTron

    The lack of this was the biggest downside to the Nexus 10

  • Nathan Bryant

    Hopefully this helps bring beautiful apps to tablets.

  • John Wentworth

    About time, this was one decision google screwed.
    Apps on iPad are much better than Android tablet’s because they are more than just supersized phone apps.

    For phone it’s Android or nothing, but the apps on a tablet still leave a lot to be desired.

  • Christopher Woodruff

    I wish they had a free/paid section for the phone app when I search. I hate having to parse through everything.

  • Unorthodox

    How is TuneIn designed for tablets?

    • ChristianMcC

      I think it may mean it doesn’t look bad like a stretched app for a phone. Both of these are from my N7:

  • netguru2000

    This exclusive nonsense is B.S.! It’s almost as bad as ISIS. ok, sorry, it’s not THAT bad.