Best Android Tablets 2014: Which tablet should you buy?
Looking for the best Android tablet to buy? Whether it’s 7-inch or 10-inch, we round-up the premium and cheap Android tablets you can buy right now.
Last Updated: 24/01/2014
Since the launch of the iPad, Android tablets have been playing catch up. It has taken some time, but we are finally beginning to see some genuinely great iPad alternatives that have the impressive specs and the good looks to match.
The Samsung Galaxy tablet emerged as the first Apple tablet rival and the range continues to grow almost by the month. Since the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, there’s been 8, 10.1 and 8.9-inch and now a Samsung has the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note PRO among others to choose from. The Samsung Galaxy Note series also introduced the S-Pen stylus to deliver 'pen on paper'-style accuracy. The specs vary from tablet to tablet but the design continues to be inspired by Samsung's Galaxy smartphone range.
Asus has definitely impressed with its Transformer series. Merging a sleek, powerful tablet with an excellent keyboard dock that boosts battery life, the likes of the Asus Transformer Infinity, the Transformer Prime and the new Transformer TF701T remain some of the best examples of hybrid Android tablets.
Then there’s Google’s own Nexus range. From working with Asus on the excellent Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2 to joining forces with Samsung for the Nexus 10, the union of Android with hardware from key tablet-makers has been a winning combination.
Need more advice on what type of tablet is best for you? Read our Tablet Buyer's Guide.
Android tablets continue to be released at such a rate (including the arrival of cheaper tablets like the Tesco Hudl) that it’s hard to keep track of each and every one of them. If you don't want an iPad Air or iPad mini 2 Retina, we’ve picked out the glowing Google-powered tablet reviews to give you the 10 best Android tablets to buy from 2014.