When Android Tablets started to reach the public, there was a class system. A few were able to access apps from the Android Marketplace and others couldn’t. They were connected by other app sources. Many people barely were aware of the difference. Customers were seeking a tablet experience, with Internet access at an affordable level of $200 or less. 2013 is going to deliver equality and justice for all Android users as new 2013 models allow access to Google Play.
Google Play is accessed from a tab on Google’s home page and offers the most comprehensive app selection for Android users. Google Play offers many features that were once exclusively relegated to users of iTunes. By establishing a Google Account, backup and restore features are available plus instant updates to new Android versions. Whenever you buy a new Android tablet or smartphone, and have a Google account, your apps will automatically transfer, offering super easy startups.
The first inexpensive Android tablet that is Google Play certified is the COBY MID70658G at less than $150.00. This has a 7-inch screen and a fast 1.2GHz dual core processor. It is both WiFi and Bluetooth compatible and allows the use of optional microSD cards to allow more storage than the included 8GB.
For those seeking more performance, larger screens, and Google Play, seek out the new Archos Titanium series. The Archos 97 Titanium HD Multi-Touch Screen Android Tablet offers a 9.7” screen with a remarkable 2048×1536 resolution screen and a dual core 1.6GHz processor.
The story behind Archos is very interesting. Archos’ roots started as a manufacturer of large screen media players. Their higher models had larger screens and limited PC features through built-in menus of apps. When Apple introduced the first iPad, Archos released the first Android tablet nearly six months before other manufacturers released models. The shortfall was an inability to access apps from the Google Android Marketplace. They used a competitive source. The new Archos Titanium line has models that access Google Play.
2013 is already promising to break down the difference among tablets, as far as Android app access. Notably it allows consumers to choose and upgrade tablets wisely. While Android may not be the same as Apple, access to Google Play places Android tablets within the same taxonomy. Their differences may be outweighed by their similarities. Those will be more noticeable in 2013 as more will be able to reach for a tablet to be their own.