Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right.
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The most damning thing about Lollipop on the Nexus 10 is that the device is still loaded up with empty space, as Android still doesn’t scale properly when put on a larger display.
“Our chief frustration with the Nexus 10 is exactly the same as it was two years ago when we reviewed it,” Ars explains. “The tablet has a sharp, expansive screen, and Android and its apps do almost nothing useful with it… Standard Android, while excellent at many things, is too content with the yawning empty spaces that surround whatever it is you’re looking at.”
So where should Google look for inspiration on how to make Lollipop work better on larger displays? Ironically, Ars says that Samsung and its much maligned TouchWiz UI do the best job of scaling the platform for bigger screens. In particular, Ars says Samsung does a nice job with adding “split-screen mode and support for widgets that can float on top of the active app [that] give the screen something to do, since it’s wide enough to fit two phone apps side-by-side.”
Check out the full analysis by clicking the source link below.