My first Android tablet, question about "tablet" Apps.

MX5_Toronto

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With my old iPad when downloading apps there were always two versions, tablet or phone. This doesn't seem to be the case with Android and my N7.
For popurlar apps like Facebook, is there only one version which is automatically optimized for tablets if need be? Or am I somehow missing the tablet specific version?
A lot of my apps auto installed based on my Google profile, so wondering if it just installed the same version as my phone or if I need to do something to activate a "tablet version"
Facebook and Youtube on my new N7 looks exactly like it does on my Galaxy S3 (only bigger). Is that normal? A friend of mine has a Nexus 10 which had a Youtube app the looked cutomized to take advantage of the larger screen, but this doesnt seem to be the case for the N7.
Thanks for any info!
 

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For some apps, they will make separate tablet and phone versions. Others will self-optimize. Others are designed with one or the other in mind, and re-scale to whatever size screen they are on, with mixed results. I can't recall using any app that didn't work fine on either one, but I have used apps that don't use the extra space on the larger screen well, or have buttons that take a bit more aiming on a small screen.
 

npark2012

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Unfortunately there aren't many tablet specific apps on Android. At least compared with iOS. Most apps will just be the phone version just bigger.
 

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There are some apps that make tablet specific apps such as Amazon while others like Facebook don't. One thing to look for us an HD version which is considered tablet optimized in cases.
 

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When you enter the Play Store, go to top paid apps or top free apps... and then the click where it says all apps( it does not look like a button but trust me). When you do this, and option to look thru only tablet apps will appear.
 

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When you enter the Play Store, go to top paid apps or top free apps... and then the click where it says all apps( it does not look like a button but trust me). When you do this, and option to look thru only tablet apps will appear.

Whoa. I didn't even realize this was there lol.

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When you enter the Play Store, go to top paid apps or top free apps... and then the click where it says all apps( it does not look like a button but trust me). When you do this, and option to look thru only tablet apps will appear.

im not seeing where its says all apps ??
 

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When you download an app from the Play store, it will select the appropriate app for you. The developer will upload the app with multiple versions and the play store will determine which one you should get when you download it. That is why you don't see multiple versions of the same app when searching.
 

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