Google announced the store overhaul back in October
Tablet owners and lovers of the Android ecosystem, rejoice! Google is finally pushing out the much-awaited tablet-friendly section in its Play Store.From now on, those accessing the Play Store via their slate should be able to notice the “Designed for tablets” section set as the default view in top lists (Top Free, Top Paid.) Lastly, discovering tablet-dedicated apps and games will not be a guessing game anymore.
Tableters can still switch to regular view if they want to see all apps and games. Anyway Google will verify if submitted apps meet the “Designed for tablets” criteria. Those that don’t will be marked with “Designed for smartphones.”
In the official statement today, Google also addressed developers, inviting them to check the Developers Console and review the “tablet optimization tips” to see whether their app is issue free or not and is eligible to become part of the new section.
Google also offers a full guide for those wanting to design tablet apps. Check the Designing for tablets or Tablet changes in Google Play sections for more reference.
The tablet friendly section is progressively rolling out in the next few days, so keep an eye for it.