Published On: Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Maybe Android tablet apps will be better this year

There’s a new Android tablet you can go and buy, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Here’s our review of it, where Jake notes that apps freeze if they’re not in the foreground. Which is a good reminder: Android apps on tablets have never really been very good. They usually end up feeling like stretched-out phone apps.

Things have gotten better in the past couple years, but it’s still a problem. In fact, it has always been a problem. I wonder if anybody ever told Google that it was a problem and it should try to do a better job incentivizing developers to make apps that work better on tablets.

Oh, wait, somebody has:

Motorola Xoom review, 2011:

There is a ton of promise on the software side for tablets running Honeycomb given the new access to 3D…

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