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It’s been exactly one year since I bought an Android tablet and throughout this year, I have enjoyed setting it up, using it, evangelizing the 7″ form factor and watching Android tablets rise in popularity with Google’s official endorsement of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 later on. The iPad had dominated the tablet market for quite some time, but it seems as though Android tablets are finally getting the credit, spotlight and market share that they deserve.

However, once users get past the purchase, Android tablets are still facing the same problem they had one year ago: tablet-optimized apps curation and discovery. Google has done absolutely zero effort to remedy the situation, despite the availability — and dare I say abundance — of quality tablet apps. Personally, I have spent countless days looking for them and crying over the many quality apps that never get more than a few hundred downloads because no one can really find them in the Play Store. I have also done my best, ever since I took charge of the editorial duties at Android.Appstorm to cover more tablet apps roundups and help readers find these hidden gems.

And I have been trying to stay positive about the situation, but last week, I saw the straw that broke the camel’s back: Etsy — a non-tablet app by any definition — was featured on my tablet’s Store! As someone who has made it a personal mission to improve recognition and discovery of tablet apps, this came as a low blow – Google simply can not be bothered, and there’s only so much one person can do. Following is a desperate cry for the Android team to get their heads together and fix this situation as soon as possible.

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Google has been pushing its official Android tablets quite a lot recently, with the Nexus 7 and 10 offering a nice feature set at a competitive price. Still, one big Achille’s heel stands in the way of these tablets’ success and usability: tablet-optimized apps. There’s no decent directory or easy way to search for them on the Play Store, so any new or potential owner is left confused and unsatisfied.

However, once you dig deep into the store, there’s no shortage of great apps for Android tablets — not the stretched phone version, but the full multiple-columns fragment-designed version. That’s why our team on Android.Appstorm has been using its expertise in unearthing these gems to offer you a selection of the best tablet apps in several categories.

Below, you will find links to all the tablet-related roundups we have already made available, and we will continue updating this post in the future when we publish new roundups, so make sure you keep it in your bookmarks!

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Fun and Lifestyle

Also, don’t forget that you can easily click to our “tablet” tag for all of our Android tablet related articles — news, reviews, roundups, editorials and more.

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