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.
1. Popular Android tablets
In order to differentiate Android-based products, manufacturers normally make the differences in terms of resolution display, processors, the design, and of course the cameras. First, we will list the best Android tablets, with all the best features although they are likely to empty your wallet. We will also list the best budget Android tablets, which can save you some money.
1. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
We are entering in the foldable era, and that is what the Galaxy Fold 2 is about. Folded, it is a 6.2-inch OLED phone, and when unfolded it is a 7.6-inch OLED tablet. Cnet has described the Fold 2 as a “drool-worthy foldable” because it is stunningly beautiful. It features the latest 5G network technology, WiFi and Bluetooth 6, and three powerful 12MP cameras (the selfie camera also shoots at 12MP). The inner display also has that 120Hz refresh rate which is trendy these days, and of course the powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus chip. With a $2000 starting price, it is not for everyone but it is worth every penny.
2. Huawei Mate Xs
Although Huawei is currently banned from installing Google services on its line of products, it still makes some of the best mobile devices. The Mate Xs is another foldable device, a 6.6-inch phone when it is closed, and an 8-inch tablet when unclosed. The OLED display itself is sharp, vibrant, and bright. The camera itself is much like that found on the Huawei P30 Pro, which means you will also get that 8MP 5x optical zoom lens, along two other wide and ultra-wide shooters. It runs Huawei’s Kirin 980 octacore processor, with 8GB RAM and an internal storage of 512GB. It also has 5G technology, and it will set you back about $2700 which is steep, but that price is somehow justified.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+
If foldable devices are not for you, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series is the best Android tablet you can get today. The regular Tab S7 features an 11-inch OLED screen, while the plus sized version spots a 12.4-inch OLED display. Both of them feature the 120Hz display, and it also uses the same Snapdragon 865 Plus chip found in the Galaxy Fold 2. Both have 8GB RAM, with a starting storage capacity of 256GB. Both have 13MP wide shooters, 5MP ultra-wide shooters and 8MP selfie cameras. The starting price is has been reduced to $719, and it can go all the way to $1049.99.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
If you want solid performance at an affordable price, then this is the tablet for you. It packs 2GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage (although you can expand it up to 512GB with an SD card), and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on an Exynos 7904A processor. It features a large 10.1-inch HD display and Dolby Atmos surround sound. The rear shooter is an 8MP, while the front selfie shooter is a 5MP camera. It is priced around $250, but you can get it for as low as $179.
2. Amazon Fire HD 10
According to TechRadar, this tablet is “Amazon’s bargain big-screen tablet”. It has a decent 2.0GHz octacore processor, 32 or 64GB of onboard storage which can be expanded by an SD card, and a full 1080p HD screen. It includes USB-C charging, and 2MP front and rear cameras. It should set you back about $134.99 at the lowest.
Google Nexus 9
The Google Nexus 9 was the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0, and as with all Google products, it runs stock Android. 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 is no microSD card slot. It also has only 2GB of RAM. You can get it for around $120.
2. How to convert video to certain format to play on Android tablets
All Android tablets generally accept the MP4 video format. Therefore is it necessary to convert the videos for a specific Android tablet? Indeed yes, because not all tablets are the same. They use different screen resolutions, different screen sizes and all of them support different file types depending with the manufacturer. Converting the videos for your Android tablet or device will ensure that they are fully optimized for it, which should provide you with a better watching experience. For such kind of a task, it is better for you to invest in Leawo Video Converter Ultimate, a software tool which comes pre-packed with output profiles for several device types including smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles. This software is best known by many users for its lossless option (1:1 perfect lossless quality), high flexibility, accuracy, easier access and much more. We highly recommend you to try this software for converting your videos, so that you can watch them on any movie player for Android tablets.
Step 1: Load the source videos
You can click on the “Add Video” icon to import the videos or directly drag them to the main menu. Once the videos have been imported, then you can see them on the list.
Step 2: Select the output format
Enter the profile menu panel to choose the device profile. To do that, click the “Edit” icon to enter the “Profile” panel. Afterwards, click “Change” to enter the Profile settings panel, then navigate to the “Device” section and select your Android tablet from the list.
Step 3: Convert the videos
Set the output folder for the output video files. Click the green “Convert” icon on at the bottom to start converting, and wait for the conversion process to finish.
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 the Android tablets which supports most of the popular video and subtitle formats. With more than 1 million downloads, 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 has 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 multitasking, 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.