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What is Android?

Android is a popular operating platform licensed under Google, which is found on a multitude of smartphones and tablet devices today.

The platform’s chief competitors in the market include Apple’s iOS (powers the iPad) and RIM’s Blackberry platform, although Android is keeping up a blistering momentum and taking over the market at an impressive pace.

An “Android Tablet” is a tablet powered by the Android operating system.

What are the types of Android tablets?

Unlike the Apple iOS which is only found on Apple devices, Android software powers a significant number of different tablets, from brands ranging from Samsung and Dell to Motorola.

Here, we take a look at the four Android tablet devices leading the market.

LG G-Slate

With a high-definition 8.9-inch, 3D-compatible multi-touch display with a 1280×768 resolution, the G-Slate  features the Honeycomb operating system and is the first tablet to support 3D compatibility where users can play 3D and HD videos. However, 3D glasses will be required to view the 3D content.

The G-Slate features twin cameras, a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor as well as built-in support for 3D graphics.

The device also comes equipped 32 GB built-in memory and is no doubt a fresh offering amidst the flurry of tablets flooding the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Boasting a 7-inch touch screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution LCD, the Samsung Galaxy Tab also comes with support for Adobe Flash and features version 2.2 of the Android operating platform.

Powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.

The device also comes equipped with dual cameras, with the front-facing featuring 1.3 mega-pixels and the rear-facing boasting 3.2 mega-pixels.

A 4000 mAh battery gives the device around 7 hours of video playback and 10 hours of talk time. Storage for the Galaxy Tab comes in options of either 16GB or 32GB, both falling under Flash storage.

Sony S1 and S2

Sony are releasing the S1 and S2 tablets. You can read about the Sony tablets here.

Motorola Xoom

Released in February 24 of this year, the Xoom is the first tablet to feature version 3.0 of Android (dubbed “Honeycomb”) and carries a 1280×800 widescreen, 10.1-inch display.

The Xoom boasts 1080p video playback and 720p video capture with twin cameras (front-facing 2 mega-pixels and rear-facing 5 mega-pixels) and is powered by a Tegra2 dual core processor.

Featuring a 1GB DDR2 RAM memory and 32GB of built-in storage space,  users can expect 10 hours of battery life from the device as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, with Motorola promising an upgradable 4G LTE connectivity.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and featuring 1GB of memory, the Asus Eee Pad features a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen and a 1280 x 800 resolution with 16GB of storage.

The device features version 3.0 (Honeycomb) of the Android operating system and also comes equipped with USB and HDMI ports and front-and rear-facing cameras.

Other features up for grabs include 1080p HD video playback, 16GB / 32GB memory storage and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

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List of Android Tablets

There are now many different Android tablets. The list even larger if you include the cheaper/generic Android Tablets.

In the table we have included the maker, name and screen size (in inches).

Full list:

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Useful Websites

Some useful websites and resources for anyone looking for information on different types of Android Tablets:

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