Android OS has grabbed immense authority in the global tablet market. The mobile OS from Google is now one of the leading operating systems on tablets. After Apple iOS, Android is now in the second position in the market. As per some analysis, Android will simply gain advantage over iOS in a few years. In this article, we talk about ten best Android tablets that you can afford in opposition to Apple iPad. In fact, there are innumerable Android tablets in the market. Many third party manufacturers have launched their own versions of Android tablets. But we just mention the best ten in this article.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (16.GB)
Samsung Galaxy Tab had its birth in 2010 in battle with iPad. Galaxy Tab is literally the first tablet on Android. The South Korean technology maker Samsung brought out this stunning product to rival with iPad. The device is lighter and thinner. It comes with a 3-megapixel camera in the rear panel and 2-megapixel camera in the front panel. Powerful dual speakers, Nvidia Tegra 2 1 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and Android 2.3 Honeycomb make the device a complete tab. The 16GB version of Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with not a bigger price of $569.
2. Motorola Xoom
Motorola announced its entry into the Android tablet market at CES 2011. The much-touted Motorola Xoom is the first 4G LTE and Android Honeycomb tablet. The 10.1-inch Xoom is powered with formidable hardware. It sports a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and built-in memory of 32GB. The device’s display has a better resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Tab with a price tag of $499.99.
3. Asus Eee Pad Transformer
The Taiwanese technology firm ASUSTeK joined the tablet flurry with its Asus Eee Pad Transformer. At $388.88, Eee Pad Transformer is one of low-cost Android tablets in the market. The device is known for its Honeycomb feature, high-quality screen and keyboard/dock settings. Apart from its shoddier recording and playback capabilities, Eee Pad is an incredible Android Honeycomb tablet PC.
4. Toshiba Thrive
Computer maker Toshiba launched its Thrive Android tablet to sap the juice in the growing tablet market. Toshiba Thrive runs on Nvidia’s dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU. The tab is equipped with integrated USB, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, HDMI ports and many others. The Honeycomb tablet has better multitasking features. But some analysts have called it the bulkiest Android tablet ever. Its low-end version is priced at $475.
5. Acer Iconia Tab A500
On its arrival, Acer Iconic Tab A500 grabbed large media attention. The tablet’s USB port, microSD card, Dolby Mobile audio and custom home screen widgets are the notable plus points. The Acer tablet features a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. 16GB internal eMMC storage and microSDHC card of up to 32GB storage are additional features. The tab is priced just at $450.
6. T-Mobile G-Slate
T-Mobile G Slate is a one of top Android tablets with a pick of exciting features. The Honeycomb tablet offers 4G support, better IPS screen and incredible TV streaming features. LG has slotted in an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels. At this pixel rate, the tab is skinnier than many rivals including Xoom. The device packs in a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 32GB of internal storage and many other features. You can purchase a T-Mobile G-Slate for around $400.
7. LG Optimus Pad
LG Optimus Pad is another key Android tablet that you can own for a cheap price. The device mounts an 8.9-inch widescreen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The LG tablet plays on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1GB RAM. The device has an internal storage capacity of 32GB. Optimus Pad is identified for its 3D credentials with the dual rear cameras for 3D capturing and LED flash.
8. Viewsonic Viewpad 7
ViewPad 7 is ViewSonic’s first tablet experiment. The $430 priced Android tablet has a pick of fresh features like its squared-off 7-inch body and 3G SIM supportability. The ViewSonic tablet runs on a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11CPU and has a 512MB of internal memory with a 32GB expandable microSD card. The software is Android 2.2 Froyo. The 7-inch screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
9. Archos 70
The Android 2.2 Froyo tablet from the French company is a 7-inch touchscreen device. The device sports an ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor. Front facing camera, Bluetooth, HDMI output and 250GB internal storage are the key features of the tab. But some reviewers have noted its sluggish performance and crummy viewing angles.
10. Notion Ink Adam
Notion Ink Adam tablet drew in media attention for being a tablet with more horsepower and inexpensive price when it was announced. The Adam tablet comes with an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core Tegra 250 processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB built-in memory. The 10.1-inch display offers a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The device plays on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.