Today I took a look at whether the release of the Nexus 10 would be accompanied by a surge in tablet-optimized apps for Android -- and found reason to hope that there could be:
Squrl, an eight-person video discovery startup, resisted developing for Android in the past for a few reasons: wanting to avoid developing for a wider range of devices, doubts about the operating system, and concerns that it would be more difficult to make money off of Android users than people with iOS devices.
But something started to change after the Google I/O developer conference in June, Squrl co-founder Mark Gray said. Using Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 tablet, Gray and his team became more confident they could build a good product for Android devices.
"The team in general was like, now this is for real. This is finally getting there," Gray said.
Squrl is now actively working on an app for Android tablets.