Ematic Genesis Prime, the $80 Google Certified Jelly Bean tablet

ematic_genesis_prime_720Ematic today announced the Genesis Prime tablet, an $80 Jelly Bean experience that features Google’s official Play Store blessing. Offering full access to the Google suite of apps, the 7-inch tablet ought to be more than enough to satisfy those just dipping their toes in the Android water.

Specifications are nowhere near what other tablets are however you can’t argue with the price tag. Details include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1.1GHz processor, 4GB internal storage, a front-facing camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

At this price, the Ematic Genesis Prime becomes a contender for the “what do we get the nephew for his birthday?” category. Sure, you can talk all ya want about how the performance and benchmarks will not be what you need, but, all things considered, it’s an affordable ereader with access to Google Play Books, Kindle, and Nook titles.  Toss in all that other stuff and it could be the tablet for your kitchen counter.

The Genesis Prime is available at amazon.com for $79.99.

Ematic Unveils Genesis Prime, a 7” Google Certified Tablet with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean Giving You Full Access to the Hottest Apps, Games and More, only $79.99

The device packs other Google services such as Chrome, Gmail, Maps and YouTube; Offers Access to Thousands of Movies, eBooks and more

LOS ANGELES- April 2, 2013- Ematic launches the Genesis Prime, its first-ever Google-certified tablet with complete access to Google Play. For on-the-go users, this 7” Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) tablet is your hub for entertainment with access to thousands of today’s most popular apps, games, movies and more.

“With Google Play, we [Ematic] were able to bring an entirely new digital experience to our consumers,” says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. “Intuitive and exciting, this tablet is ideal for work or play with faster web browsing capabilities and endless possibilities for entertainment.”

Google Play is a digital content experience providing access to music, movies, television shows, books, magazines, Android apps and games. Users can browse this online market from the web or Android device for content to stay entertained for hours. There are more than four million titles available in the eBookstore, thousands of TV shows and movies to stream directly to your tablet, and millions of music titles to peruse. Additionally, with music on Google Play you can upload 20,000 of your songs for free, discover new artists, browse millions of tracks and share music you buy with your friends on Google+.

Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them. Google Now delivers the weather, Google Calendar appointments, reminders about when a user needs to leave their home or office to catch a flight, a heads up on nearby events, dinner reservations and much more. The Genesis Prime also includes other Google services such as Chrome, Maps, YouTube, and Google Talk.

Lightweight and portable, the Genesis Prime is designed with the active, on-the-go user in mind. The HD video player supports up to 1080p HD videos, and the tablet features a front camera to easily capture life’s memorable moments. The tablet is loaded with a 1.1 GHz processor with dedicated GPU lets you get the most out of your favorite games and apps. Additionally, the Genesis Prime has 4GB of internal storage available as well as 5GB of included cloud storage to store your important content and favorite multimedia.

The Genesis Prime is available at amazon.com for $79.99.

Technical Specifications

  • 1.1 GHz processor
  • 4GB on-board storage memory
  • 5GB of included cloud storage
  • 7” capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Front VGA camera
  • USB 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Rechargeable battery- up to 4.5 hours of battery life
  • Weight: .59lbs
  • Dimensions: 7.56” x 4.92” x .39”
  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system
  • Google Play
  • Google Now
  • Other Google services: Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube
  • Danny Dodge

    How much ram? if it has a gb of ram and its not stupidly slow as its processor would suggest, might think about making these replacements for the parents’ and grandparenbts’ PCs

  • james

    Cherry mobile fusion bolt for less than $100 is I think the best… it has a quadcore processor…

    • Yeah, but how do you buy it outside of the Philippines?

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  • Haight Ashburgy

    A better deal is the new $99 Novo 7 Legend tablet that’s available through a site called TabletSprint — and offers a faster processor, 8GB Memory and a higher quality, 800×600 screen display, a longer lasting battery, as well as features a Micro SD portable storage, Android 4.1, Google Play Store preinstalled; along with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Maps and more. And its processor is good enough to handle 3D games — For those not familiar with the manufacturer – Ainol Electronics received runner up for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CNET Consumer Electronics Show 2012.

    The site TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps — that includes the popular 3D Game Shadowgun, as well as a Microsoft Office Suite program that allows use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents–

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