One Laptop per Child (OLPC) debuts child-friendly XO tablet
The team behind the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has teamed with Vivitar to introduce a 7-inch family-friendly XO Tablet. Set to arrive in early August, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet is loaded with games, videos, apps, and other educational tools aimed at children.
“The XO Tablet is the first and only tablet designed specifically to help kids explore their dreams and spark their imaginations,” said Jeff Saka, president of Vivitar. “Not only does it combine active learning with fun, imaginative play, but parents can also feel confident in giving the durable and secure XO Tablet to children of any age—and they can even use it themselves.”
The XO Tablet allows for up to three separate user accounts and works as a full-on Android/Google experience; mom and dad can use this for productivity. Designed as the first multlingual (English/Spanish) tablet with Google Certification, the tablet will cost $149.99 at Walmart stores around the country.
In terms of hardware, the XO Tablet features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display and a 1.64GHz dual-core processor. Battery life is listed at 8 hours per charge and we’ll assume the standard fare of Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth are on board.