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The past, present, and future of Android tablets
Episode 811th March 2022 • Android Bytes (powered by Esper) • Esper.io
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On this week's episode, we go full Christmas Carol on the evolution of Android tablets, focusing on how Google gave them a special treatment with version 3.0 Honeycomb, then undoing all of that shortly after before finally giving them another look in the past couple of years thanks to the rise of foldable phones in the consumer space. J.R. Raphael, author of the Android Intelligence newsletter, joins us.

  • 02:26 - How did Honeycomb come about and what was it like?
  • 09:19 - Why did Android for tablets die?
  • 16:18 - Why is Google interested in optimizing Android for larger screens again?
  • 22:54 - Why not leave all this to the OEMs?
  • 30:38 - What's there to look forward to in Android 12L and 13?
  • 37:32 - Is Google making a convergence play between PCs, Chrome OS, and Android?
  • 44:04 - How does Esper adapt to the future of Android tablets?

Android Bytes is hosted by Mishaal Rahman, Senior Technical Editor, and David Ruddock, Editor in Chief, of Esper.

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