Google may be preparing to take another run at the tablet market with Android 12L.
Google has long played second fiddle to Apple in the tablet market. Despite concerted efforts on the part of multiple manufacturers, Android tablets have never been able to pose a real threat to Apple’s dominance with the iPad.
That may be changing with the latest Android, however. Google has released a beta it is calling Android 12L. Unlike Apple’s iPadOS, Android 12L isn’t a separate version of the Android OS. Instead, according to Android Authority, it’s a feature set that is specifically designed help Android better scale to larger displays, traditionally one of the weak points for Android.
Google plans on an official release “early next year.”