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Google Play rolls out specially 'Designed for Tablets' app section

Google has made good on a promise it made at its I/O developer conference, rolling out a tablet-focused section of Google Play.

"Users browsing Google Play on a tablet now see the 'Designed for tablets' section as the default view in top lists, to better highlight the apps and games that look great on tablets," the Android team wrote in a Google+ post .

Apps designed for smaller screens will be designated as "designed for phones." Those who want to see all app options - phones and tablets - can switch their view to see all apps or games.

"Every day thousands of Android developers are taking advantage of the tremendous Android tablet opportunity. The flood of new users coupled with the increased screen size means new user experiences, more engagement, and more monetization opportunities for your app," Google said in a note to developers.

Developers who want to see if their apps can be included in the "Designed for Tablets" section should check their tablet optimisation tips in the Developer Console.

"If you see any issues listed, you'll need to address them in your app and upload a new binary for distribution," Google said. "When there are no more issues listed, your app is eligible for the 'Designed for tablets' view (normal ranking and filtering still apply)."

At Google I/O, Ellie Powers, product manager for Google Play, announced that the store would soon be easier to navigate on tablets. She also tipped new "Tablet 101" and "Tablet Spotlight" sections, which will highlight some of the best options for tablet users.

Google has been in the headlines recently alongside Apple, with news that the two electronics giants have been fleecing customers over tablet storage.