Back in 2013, One Laptop Per Child and Vivitar unveiled their first collaborative efforts in the form of the Android XO tablet, and now it looks like both companies are back again with new Android XO tablets for 2014 which will come in either the 7” variety of the 10” variety, with the prices pegged at $150 and $200 respectively. The tablets are aimed at students and will feature educational software as well as a durable build that will help keep the tablet running even if it has been bumped around or dropped.
In terms of hardware specs, both tablets will feature a 1024×600 display, meaning that sharpness and pixel density in the 10” model will not be as good compared to the 7” one. It will be powered by quad-core processors which are faster than last year’s model, and will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, and with the 7” model expected to feature around 7 hours of battery life. The difference between the 7” and 10” models would be the fact that the 10” model will feature GPS and a slightly larger battery at 12 hours of usage.
Vivitar has also announced optional accessories, such as wireless keyboards, a digital microscope with up to 300x magnification, and a digital telescope with up to 200x magnification, with the tablet’s screen used as a viewfinder.