Google, for the past few weeks, has been working hard to improve the experience of Android tablets, foldables, and all large-screen devices. The company released Android 12L recently which significantly improves the overall experience. And now, it's making some moves that will allow you to know if an app that you're going to download will look good on a tablet or not.
Google has announced that it will soon add a feature to the Play Store that will let you filter 'high-quality' apps that are optimized for the big screen experience. Google says that the Play Store will prioritize those applications that follow its large-screen app quality guidelines. In addition, it will also be promoting those apps that follow the guidelines.
We'll be updating our featuring and ranking logic in Play on large screen devices to prioritize high-quality apps and games based on these app quality guidelines. This will affect how apps are surfaced in search results and recommendations on the homepage, with the goal of helping users find the apps that are best optimized for their device.
Google then adds that it will take action against those apps that don't meet the basic requirement. For the apps that don't meet the basic requirement, Google Play Store will alert users that the app may not work well on their device. Moreover, the company is adding device-specific ratings and reviews that will allow users to have a better sense of the app experience on their device.
The number of Android tablet users is increasing day by day and it seems that the company wants to improve how Android tablets are perceived with the new feature. What are your thoughts about Android apps on tablets? Do you think the experience is good enough or does it need to improve? Let us know in the comments section below!
Source: Android Developers Blog