Android tablets become more useful thanks to Blogger and Cloud Print

There’s certainly no shortage of options on the market when it comes to Android tablets. Thanks to the wide range of prices available and easy-to-carry form factors that can include a full-sized keyboard, many are turning to Android tablets to get work done while on the go.

There’s also an increasing amount of tasks you can comfortable complete on an Android tablet that you normally would need a desktop for. Thanks to the ingenuity of app developers, tasks like photo and video editing, design, and speadsheet programming are becoming not just doable on these portable devices, but actual pretty easy to achieve. This week, you can add a couple more tasks to that list that you won’t be needing your Windows computer for any longer – blogging and wireless printing.
Google’s own Blogger network has offered an Android app previously, but it was limited to smartphones. Now a new Blogger app has been released to take better advantage of screen real estate. It’s much more realistic for bloggers to work with tablets to complete a post as opposed to a smartphone for anything other than very short posts. Tablet users will benefit from a WSIWYG editor that allows editing access to all their posts.
Here, Google is addressing one shortfall that Android has when compared to iOS: tablet-optimized apps. Apple’s App Store is well divided into iPad and iPhone app sections, while the Google Play store is a little bit more ambiguous. Android tablet users are used to seeing blown-up versions of smartphone apps being passed off as tablet apps. The too-small buttons, awkwardly proportioned layout, and empty space are the tell-tale signs.

Also new to the Google Play store this week is an official Cloud Print app. It’s not the first Android solution to wirelessly send documents from your tablet or cloud storage service to a printer but it’s one that is universally designed to work universally across all Android devices. Now you won’t be needing to e-mail yourself those documents to print from your laptop or desktop any longer.

With apps like this continually improving tablet capability, many may find themselves booting up their PCs a lot less often.

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