A Google Android tablet works through the use of a processor, memory chips, storage chip and a battery. The processor is usually underclocked to reduce heat output. A graphics and sound processor provides the visuals and sound, while a Wi-Fi antenna and GPS receiver provide connectivity.
Android tablets are not branded like Apple I-series machines. They run Google's Android mobile operating system in different versions, but the hardware is made by a variety of companies, such as Samsung, Dell and others. Android Honeycomb is the first version of the operating system designed specifically for tablets, and earlier versions of Android on older tablets may not work properly with newer applications because they were originally designed for smartphones.
Android tablets function as a bridge between smartphones and portable computers such as netbooks and laptops. They are essentially larger and faster smartphones. They have more processing power than most smartphones, but they are not as fast as a full-size computer. They function primarily through the use of apps, which are specific programs that perform specific tasks, but there are often multiple apps available for one task. Users find apps by accessing the Google Play store and searching for the type of task they want the app to complete.