The Best Android Tablets
If you are looking for a tablet, you have three broad choices in terms of the operating systems – iOS, Android and Windows 8. While tablets powered by the iOS (Apple iPad or iPad Mini) are preferred by a majority of the population, Android tablets are also catching up at a healthy pace. The major problem with iOS is the closed nature of the hardware and the software. As opposed to this, Android is an open source operating system which makes way for greater flexibility in terms of usage. In the recent past, several big names like Samsung and Asus have manufactured tablets that run on Android.
At alaTest, we have put together a list of some of the best Android tablets out there. As a note of caution, some of these tablets are transformables as they can be used as an ultrabook or a notebook by attaching a portable keyboard.
1. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 – With a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 CPU, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is one of the fastest Android tablets as of now. The 10.4-inch wide tablet weighs close to 1.32 pounds and is 0.33 inches thick. In other words, it is lightweight, easy to carry and the design is impressive. It comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0.3 and the display is much better than many other tablets. Finally, this Asus tablet has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, both of which perform brilliantly. As the name indicates, it can be transformed into an ultrabook with the help of a keyboard dock which can be bought with the tablet itself.
2. Google Nexus 10 – The Google Nexus 10 runs on 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU and it ships with 2GB RAM. The tablet which weighs a mere 1.33 pounds was one of the first of its kind to run on Android 4.2. The Google Nexus 10 boasts of a sturdy design, high resolution display and an unbelievably fast processor. All in all, it comes highly recommended if you are looking for an Android tablet.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a stylus or an S Pen. It takes a little getting used to, but once you get there, it can expand the range of things you can do with your tablet. Performance wise, the tablet is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos CPU and 2GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.0.1 with an upgrade available for Jelly Bean. As with the other tablets, the tablet performs well and the design is impressive as well.