03 May '13, 7am

Boot up: Bitcoin gaming, Android leads tablets, a year offline, and more

Boot up: Bitcoin gaming, Android leads tablets, a year offline, and more

These sorts of numbers make CEOs and people who count pennies pretty happy, and will be the fuel for fanboy wars across the Internet, but why are they important? I'll tell you why - because the available selection of applications designed for Android tablets sucks. Google keeps telling developers exactly how to build their app to take advantage of the real estate on a tablet, but because there weren't that many out there, nobody listened. Sure, there are some really great applications done "right" and look fabulous on our tablets, but most of them are just the phone version blown up to fill the seven or ten inch screen on your tablet with unused white space. Have a look at iPad apps, and you'll know exactly what I mean. Hopefully, with more Android tablets being sold than any others, developers will take notice and change this.

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2013/may/03/tec...

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