2 August 2013 by Permi Krishna
The best Android tablets are available from some of the top hardware manufacturers like Samsung, Asus, Acer, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG, Toshiba and ViewSonic. The linux-based operating system, Android, also runs on Google's Nexus line (Nexus 7 and Nexus 11 models with 7 inch and 10 inch screen respectively) of tablets. Along with Google Nexus, some of the other Android tablets (excluding "Wi-Fi only" tablets) are available unlocked and contract free. Just like Android smart phones, Android tablets allow connectivity via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G.
The selection of best Android tablet depends much on the hardware manufacturer, as the deployment of the operating system has to be in synchronization with the set of hardware features.
The best Android tablets use the latest high-end operating systems: 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The best tablets with Android Jelly Bean OS are designed to offer buttery smooth interface. Some of the tablet models still use the older Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system with limited features.
The essence of Android OS development by Google is having the application centric productivity and Google Play is the place for you to get these applications. Along with many third party providers, Google Play distributes users to install many tablet specific Android applications and games. The best Android tablets, which are affordable too, provide optimum experience through the Google products like Google Search (including voice search), Google Maps, Gmail, Google+, YouTube and Google Play.