OLPC Android Tablet



olpc tabletYou probably have heard something about One Laptop per Child, or OLPC, which is a project from MIT Labs that aims to produce affordable computers for children in developing nations. To date, there are an estimated one million children around the world using these $100 computers.

Now the project has introduced a tablet and a representative stopped by TPN in Las Vegas to discuss the device and show it off a little bit. The new tablet has a child-friendly interface and a set of parental controls to help prevent trouble. It even features a dashboard to record activity so that an adult can monitor it. The tablet even includes a customized app store, complete with kids’ books.

When your child is not using the device then it can be switched to a standard Android tablet that mom and dad can use. The tablet will debut in Walmart stores in late spring and pricing will be announced at that time.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and RV News Net and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor

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