This tutorial article is mainly discussing the following topics:
1. Brief introduction of Android
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android’s user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.
Beginning with the first commercial Android device in September 2008, the operating system has gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 7.0 “Nougat”, released in August 2016. Android applications (“apps”) can be downloaded from the Google Play store, which features over 2.7 million apps as of February 2017.
Android has been the best-selling OS on tablets since 2013, and runs on the vast majority of smartphones. As of May 2017, Android has two billion monthly active users, and it has the largest installed base of any operating system
2. Popular Android tablets
In order to differentiate Android-based products, manufacturers would compete with a higher-resolution display, a more powerful processor, and a more eye-catching design. Let’s take a look at some popular Android tablets.
Google Nexus 9
The Google Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0. With the partnership of HTC, the tablet performs steadily with many apps open, and switching between them is fluid. However, its largest capacity model offered is 32GB and there’s no microSD card slot, it’s slow to charge and its price are relatively high.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
The Galaxy Tab S3 sports an HDR-enabled Super AMOLED display, quad speakers for stereo audio, and a battery that recharges very quickly, making this a true multimedia powerhouse. Not only that, the Tab S3 also comes with an S Pen that’s perfect for taking notes and drawing. It is a little bit pricey as well.
Huawei MediaPad M3
“Create an affordable tablet with few compromises.” Huawei actually delivers what it set out to do.
The Huawei MediaPad M3 offers an immersive display, great audio and long-lasting battery life. From YouTube videos to movies, this is one of the best options out there if you’re looking for a tablet on which to consume media. Even though we’ve found gaming to be somewhat choppy at times, it is capable of playing high-end 3D games with few issues. You can also make phone calls with it, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Those tablets may be smooth, but they may not offers the best picture when it comes to movies or gaming interface due to their default media player. Some of their default video player is YouTube which focus more on website than applications. To gain a higher HD experience, you need more than a tablet of high definition, a good media player is also needed.
3.Recommendations of video players for Android tablets
VLC For Android
VLC Media Player has long been one of the most popular cross-platform media players. In 2012, VLC launched a beta version of video player for android tablet which supports most of the popular video and subtitle formats. With more than 1 million download, this video player for Android remains at the top charts of most downloaded app in 2015. By using VLC for Android, you can play audio files, video files, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. The Android’s version of VLC has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying but just simple, and clear video playing experience.
MX Player is one of the best tablet video player for Android which is available for free on Google Play Store, and more than 10 million people have downloaded it. Also, it supports multi-core decoding, which means you can play video of almost any file format that you threw to your smartphone. Zoom and Pan is also available by option. What’s more, network streaming is supported in MX Player, which makes it stands first. If you consider audio quality while watching videos, then you should definitely download this HD video player for Android as it have best audio boost among all best video player for android available right now.
KMPlayer was awarded as Top 30 Best App By Google Play in 2014. KMPlayer is built in such a way that it supports all kind of HD videos and the most amazing thing is that it supports more than 30 languages. KMPlayer is optimized for subtitles control, video playback speed, favorite playlist, and much more. This video player for Android supports multi-tasking, so you can do your work while playing videos with it. By using a single finger, you can control different settings like Playback, Start/Stop, Skip, Volume, and Brightness. With KMPlayer, you can use your tablet as an exclusive movie player tablet.
BS Player is one of the earliest and one of the best video players for android tablet in early times. It features multi-core hardware decoding, hardware accelerated playback, and support for streaming from network (DLNA) devices. The most amazing thing about this free video player for Android is that it is compatible with Android 6.0 and has multi-core (dual and quad-core) HW decoding support. The other advantage of this app is that there is subtitle support, the ability to play files from compressed formats and here are also additional plugins for even better support.
Video Player Ultimate(HD)
Video Player Ultimate is another great addition to best movie player for Android tablet. This video player offers unique features such as, it can auto detects video and audio formats of the file being played, it supports flv, asf videos, it also has HD video playing memory optimization. On top of that, if your device is lost, then you can download android device manager to find it. All in all, it’s a good tablet movie player that offers free download.
There is another excellent PC/Mac video player that I would like to mention here: Leawo Blu-ray Player. It has received many good comments from its users of its HD experience, clean interface and user-friendly settings. Though its Android version is still under developing, there are already people who are looking forward to it.