Android Buyers Guide

It’s not hard to find a Google Android tablet. Samsung, LG, Asus, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, HP, Amazon and others too numerous to name rely on Google’s mobile operating system to power their tablets. The devices range in size from seven inches to larger than a foot, and cover the spectrum of processor speeds and capability. Many Android tablets are Google-sanctioned devices, which feature Google’s proprietary apps like Gmail and Google Maps, and have access to the Google Play Store for licensed apps. Others, like the Kindle Fire series, run a heavily-modified version of Android, and are restricted from the Google Play Store, but have access to third-party channels like the Amazon Appstore.

Recent Android Reviews

Amazon Review

Amazon Fire Review: $50 Tablet Good for All, Better for Prime Members

Amazon popularized the budget-but-brand-name tablet with its original Fire. It was cheap, and not too bad. Does Amazon's new $50 Fire earn the same praise? Read full article

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HP Pro Slate 8 Review

This mid-size Android tablet for businesspeople includes a stylus that can be used not just on its screen but also to write and draw on paper and have the ink[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Review: A New Android Champion

Samsung’s new flagship tablet is the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, which boasts an AMOLED display, powerful processor, and biometric security. Find out all about it in this in-depth review. Read full article

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Review

Asus chose to give its new flagship tablet a mid-size display, but it loaded the the ZenPad S 8.0 up with built-in storage and RAM, and put in excellent[...] Read full article

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Lenovo TAB 2 A8-50 Review

This Lenovo TAB 2 A8-50 review covers an 8-inch Android tablet that sells for the same price as many 7-inch models. Is it a great deal or just cheap? Read[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Review

At a glance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active would seem to be the Android tablet for adventurers and other outdoors types, even beach bums. But don't be fooled. Samsung means[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE Review

Sporting a spectacular screen, high-end specs and solid fundamentals, Samsung's latest answer to the iPad Air not only proves it's a contender, but that it can go toe-to-toe with any[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has the build and guts of a Galaxy Tab 4, but features a slight Nook software tweak. How does this $180 Android tablet compare[...] Read full article

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Hands-on Preview

Sony presented its first mid-size tablet at IFA: the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This is an 8-inch device which boasts a high-resolution display and exceptionally slim and lightweight design. Read full article

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Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 Review

The ideaTab A8-50 is an 8-inch Android tablet that costs what many 7-inch models do. Is this the best option for those looking for a budget mid-size device? We find[...] Read full article