There have probably been hundreds of Android tablets released in the last 12 months, since the launch of the pioneering Motorola Xoom.
Manufacturers from all over the world have tried adding their own flavors to the Android OS on their slates, and tried differentiating their devices by altering the dimensions, specs, among others.
However, in terms of market share, not even a single Android tablet has managed to hold a candle to the sheer dominance of Apple’s iPad in all this time. Plenty of iPad killers and clones have come and gone, but the Apple devices remain in pole position by some distance even today.
The disproportionate nature of the relationship between the quantity of models offered and the quantity actually sold is stark, to say the least. A lot of it can be put down to a single factor – apps. Apple has actively pushed to create a smooth ecosystem where developers are encouraged to create exclusive apps for the tablet version of iOS. In exchange, Apple creates a walled garden, where iPad users simply can’t sideload and pirate apps like in Android – meaning that developers don’t lose revenue.
The poor app ecosystem in the Google Play Store, in comparison, is exacerbated by the fact that Google inexplicably chooses to not have an exclusive section for tablet optimized apps. The Android OS certainly does a better job at scaling up phone apps for tablet screens compared to iOS, but there are noticeable bugs in it (like tiny, askew text). This factor was emphasized on by Apple itself in its March 7 iPad event.
The Tablified Market is an attempt at making the best of a gloomy situation for Android tablets. It removes the need for a user to painstakingly find tablet apps in the Google Play Store by trial-and-error, and provides links for every such app instead. You can visit their website to try them out, or download their Tablified HD app from the Google Play Store. As is the case with most Android apps, there’s a Free ad-supported version, and a Pro version with no ads and even better search.
Tablified is an absolutely essential resource for any and every (possible disgruntled) Android tablet owner around. Do give it a try!