When it comes to picking out a new Android tablet consumers have a lot of choices and making a decision isn’t going to be easy. This is especially true for the average buyer that doesn’t keep up with the latest and greatest device announcements, or know about budget options that get released throughout the year.
With 2014 coming to a close and many consumers looking for tablets this holiday season, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best Android tablets to make your Christmas shopping easier than ever. In an effort to help readers and prospective buyers choose not only the best tablet for them, one that is at wallet friendly price and not a cheap piece of junk, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best Android tablets available today.
So what is the best Android tablet? That’s hard to say as everyone needs something different. With the year nearly over we’ve seen releases from all major manufacturers, including the new Nexus 9 made by HTC, as well as many other options. Everything from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S to the LG G Pad can be found below. These are some of the best Android tablets to buy as the year comes to a close.
Prospective buyers have a lot of options these days, especially in the Android tablet space considering anyone and everyone wants to get a piece of a the pie. As a result we have some quality top-tier tablets like the Nexus 7 or LG G Pad 8.3, but also some awful Chinese knockoffs or Acer tablets that won’t be worth the cheap price tag.
You may be looking for the best Android tablet money can buy, or something that is a great price/performance that won’t break the bank. There is something for everyone. With that in mind, you’ll want to check out our slide below detailing some of the best Android tablets available today, a few details about each one, and a link to buy it right now. While you’re at it here’s our Gift Guide for 2014.
Google Nexus 7
Of course Google's Nexus 7 has to be at the top of the list. It offers nearly everything the more expensive competition does, but at a lower price point. Nexus devices always run the latest and greatest version of Android, and offer the best tablet experience on Android to date.
Read: Nexus 7 Review
While Google's new Nexus 9 tablet makes our list too, it cost significantly more than previous Nexus tablets, which means the Nexus 7 (2013) is still one of the best tablets available today. You'll only get a 7-inch screen, but it offers a full HD 1080p resolution. The tablet has already been updated to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it's still one of the best options this holiday season, even if it's over a year old.