Google Releases Catalog App for Tablets. Just Not Android Tablets. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

Google Releases Catalog App for Tablets. Just Not Android Tablets. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

Aug 18, 2011

Google just doesn’t seem to understand this whole releasing apps thing on iOS. First, Google+ was released for the iPhone, and just the iPhone. No, not even the iPod touch, just the iPhone. Why? Who knows. Now, they’ve released an app called Google Catalogs for tablet devices. This lets users browse through a variety of catalogs on the large tablet screen. There’s just one problem: the tablets this app was released for? The iPad. Not for Android tablets. No, the iPad. This isn’t a joke, though it was quite sheepishly pointed out by TheFind, who do have their own app called Catalogue for Android tablets.

Still, this whole thing is kind of silly. Android tablets are lacking for quality apps, and Google releases an app for iPad? Maybe this is just a case of their iOS team being completely different from the Android team, and there was no communication going on, similar to how Google says the Motorola purchase will supposedly work. Still, there’s just something about this that’s just quite asinine, and disrespectful to Android tablet owners hungry for more tablet apps. Et tu, Google?