Android tablets have come a long way in a short space of time. When they first started to appear on the market they were in a very sorry state, but now the Android tablet market has got its act together and the result has been surprising and very impressive. Here's were we bring to you the 16 best Android tablets available to buy in the UK in 2013. See also: What's the best tablet in the UK?
With the exception of the Sony Xperia tablet Z, the Android tablet market offers users an inexpensive way of owning and using a tablet PC. The open source Google Android operating System has led to a very healthy battleground, with manufacturers seemingly racing to the lowest price possible. The result of this influx of low cost tablets has led to traditional hardware manufacturers such as Samsung, Acer, Asus struggling to match the success they've experienced in the smartphone market. Take a look at 2013's best cheap tablets UK too.
The reason for this is because non-traditional technology hardware manufacturers such as Tesco, Amazon and even Google to a lesser extent, have started offering Android tablets at cost price - Google even makes a loss on selling its Nexus tablets - in order to lock customers into a tablet with built-in software that makes it easy for users to buy content from the brand's own online stores.
The result is customers getting Android tablets with remarkable specs and build quality for budget prices, something that in our eyes is a fantastic thing for the user.
Android tablets are just like another other tablets with regards to what to look out for in terms of specs, you simply want to get as much as you can for your money. The key things to look out for are storage space (GBs); screen resolution; RAM; what sort of processor the tablet is using, plus how many cores it has; and also how light and thin is the device. If you see a tablet you like, you should check all of these specs against some other tablets in the same price range to make sure you're getting a good deal.