Android tablets: 'The best is yet to come,' says product chief Hugo Barra

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Tablets working on Android have yet to reach their full potential, according to the operating system’s VP of item management Hugo Barra, who called on third-party makers to up their game.

Despite introducing a brand name brand-new variation of the blockbusting Google Nexus 7 tablet last Wednesday, Barra stated Android had not yet ‘put its best foot forward’ when it pertains to producing tablets to equal the iPad.

Speaking to The Brink, he lamented the lack of a tablet (or ten) in the style of the HTC One smartphone, with high-end premium design, operating on the Android OS.

He stated the Nexus 7 is resembling accomplishing those objectives, however said OEMs should do their bit by creating leading shelf gadgets with the same gloss and finish as their flagship Android smartphones.

Pristine execution

He said: “If you look at the execution that HTC did on [the One smartphone], it’s excellent. Why has not already someone done that on the tablet? Or on like ten tablets? “

“I think we’re possibly resembling it, however this is a $200 device. “If you were to price it at $300 or $400 you can do something a bit more because territory in regards to polish and finish and materials and so on.

“Why has not that happened yet?”

“Doing that at the $400 category can be done and it will. In my viewpoint, the Android environment has actually been lagging behind a bit however is catching up. “

Barra likewise declared tablet-optimised Android apps are now ending up being commonplace on the Google Play shop, estimating 60 per cent of apps have actually now been customized for tablets, while the variation in between iOS and Android gaming experiences has likewise reduced.