I am quite sure that you have heard of the OLPC project before – One Laptop Per Child, and it seems that this particular tablet project is still going on. So much so that we have word of the Android XO Learning tablet arriving at Walmart, thanks to a partnership in collaboration with the One Laptop Per Child Association. This will be a 7” tablet that runs on the Android operating system, and will boast of a new user interface specially meant to appeal to kids, while the presence of a protective cover ensures that it will “speak” the same design language of the original Yves Behar-designed One Laptop Per Child concept.
Yves Behar, fuseproject founder and Chief Designer of OLPC since 2006, said, “The new tablet is an evolution of all the things we have learned with the original XO Laptop. The new user interface is colorful and easy to use, while the protective rubber exterior features a carrying loop similar to the original XO finger hooks.”
What kind of hardware can you find underneath the hood? For starters, this Vivitar-manufactured tablet will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, is a Google-certified tablet for kids, and is multilingual to boot – accompanied by a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory that can be augmented by a microSD memory card slot, pre-loaded apps, games and books. The asking price? $149 a pop.