Google Play warms up to tablet-friendly apps

A new "Designed for tablets" tag and tips for developers aim to make it easier for tablet users to discover apps and games.

Google Play now features a "Designed for tablets" section.
Google Play now features a "Designed for tablets" section. Google

Google Play is now a little more tablet friendly.

The Android maker on Thursday announced that the Google Play store now includes a category called "Designed for tablets." Tablet users will see the category as their default view in top lists but can still switch the view to all apps and games.

Google announced that it would be making the Play marketplace more tablet-friendly earlier this year. In addition to its new tag, Google added a "tablet optimization tips" section to its app Developer Console. Developers can check the new section for any issues that might prevent their app from getting the "Designed for tablets" tag. Once those issues are resolved, the app can then be included in the category.

Google is rolling out the new feature now. The company didn't say when the rollout will be completed.

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