News Corp. did perform a rebranding exercise on their educational unit last year, calling it Amplify then. Well, in the past half year plus or so, Amplify had apparently teamed up with some folks over at AT$T to work on a new tablet which was specially designed to target the K-12 educational market. It has taken months of testing of the Amplify Tablet, and things do seem as though it is good and ready to be released. The Amplify is a 10-inch Android-powered device that has been loaded with custom software, and the entire user interface is said to have changed completely, delivering a clean, modern and simple look which bodes well for students.
Apart from that, it can be said that the new look does seem to be a whole lot more aligned with Google’s Holo, thanks to the clever implementation of action overflow buttons all over the place, a sharing menu as well as solid blocks of color-coded material. The default home page itself delivers a grid of app icons, although it also shows off student information amidst “notebooks” on the right hand side. No idea on pricing or availability just yet though.
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