The Android tablet market has always been a rollercoaster. It grew significantly in the early 2011’s and lasted till late 2014’s before smartphones with bigger displays and taller aspect ratios hit the market.
We haven’t seen many improvements in Android tablets since then, and as a result, iPads have ruled the tablet market. However, a recent report from ComputerWorld revealed that one of Android’s founders, Rich Miner, is now working in the Android tablets division.
Miner’s LinkedIn profile also confirms that he’s indeed working on Android Tablets as his title says “CTO Android Tablets.” Apart from that, Google seems to have a lot of roles for Android tablets.
To top it up, you might know that Google recently released Android 12L beta, an Android variant for large screens like Tablets and Foldables. These recent events suggest that Google is finally taking the tablet market seriously.
The Verge also reached out to Google asking about Miner’s current role in Google, and the giant said, “leading software development for Android for large screens.” In a job listing for a “Senior Engineering Manager, Android Tablet App Experience,” which was spotted by 9to5Google, the job description says that Google believes “the future of computing is shifting towards more powerful and capable tablets.”
Rich Miner has been leaving interesting comments on social media too. When former XDA Editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman tweeted, “Android 12L certainly looks like a promising update for large screen devices, and I’m looking forward to it,” Miner replied. “It’s a great start…”
What are your thoughts about Google finally turning its focus on Android tablets? Are you excited to see what’s coming next? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: The Verge