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Best Android Tablets 2014

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With Christmas just around the corner, plenty of you are currently on the lookout for a lovely Android tablet that'll bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones. This year has seen plenty of brilliant new models released, including the Tesco Hudl 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, meaning that purchasing a good tablet is now cheaper and easier than ever. The power on offer in the top-end models has gone through the roof, while budget devices have improved massively. Unfortunately, this means that picking one has now become a very difficult task.

Updated: 15/12/2014

If you know that the iPad Air 2 or a device running Windows isn’t for you, then this is the place to be. Check out all of our top picks from the list below, or flick through the round-up by clicking the arrow above.

Best 10-inch Android tablet | Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Best 8-inch or 9-inch Android tablet | Nexus 9
Best 7-inch Android tablet | Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C
Best sub-£100 Android tablet | Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX
Best sub-£200 Android tablet | Tesco Hudl 2
Best Android tablet for work | Asus Transformer TF701T
Best Android tablet for entertainment | Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Best Android tablet for kids | Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
Best Android tablet for drawing | Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Best Android tablet for gaming | Nvidia Shield Tablet

If, however, you'd like a little more guidance on what to look for when buying a new tablet, you should read our tablet buyer's guide, which explains the strengths and weaknesses of each type of tablet and anything else you may need to consider, technical or otherwise.

One of the golden rules you need to remember when looking at Android tablets is that you should steer clear of cheap, no-name models. There are a countless number of them available from various vendors and they're almost never worth purchasing, mainly because they don't tend to last very long. 

As for the 'best' Android tablet, there isn't really one at the moment. What we do have is a number of great Android tablets that perform some tasks better than others, whether that's gaming, work or general entertainment. What's best for you may be very different from what the person next to you might need.

Click on the arrow below to see the first entry in our best Android tablets round-up.

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