Archos intros 7-inch ‘Child Pad’ with Android 4.0 for $129

| March 15, 2012

Archos has unveiled a strange kid-friendly Android tablet that lacks ingenious branding, but makes up for it in affordability and accessibility. Dubbed "Child Pad," the 7-incher behest fetch $129 when it ships later this month — a price that should make it among the minutest expensive mainstream slates available. The evasion should be cheap enough that you're not concerned relating to a youngster breaking it, yet immovably enough that they won't failure to.

Based on the pictures and specifications we've seen, the Child Pad seems like it could have existence a scaled down version of ultimate year's Archos 70b Honeycomb lozenge. It features a 7-inch show off, presumably with the 70b's 1024×600 steadfastness and capacitive multitouch (unconfirmed as of literary production). It also has 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz processor, though the exact system-on-a-scrap remains unknown, as does the slab's storage configuration.

Although the outer shell looks childish, it doesn't appear like Archos put any additional labor into ruggedization (or at least it failed to affirm so in the press release). However, the companionship notes that the Child Pad is distemper with CIPA and COPPA regulations via parental controls and safe Web browsing on these terms by Editions Profil, whose "Mobile Parental Filter" is in a high degree. regarded as the "most potent" parental control software.

The gathering has customized Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich likewise it's easier for children to appliance. Apps are supplied through an AppsLib-based lay up that filters unsavory software. Archos moreover tweaked Android's user interface by colored icons and home screen folders with direct access to games as well during the time that other entertainment and learning apps. The ruse comes preloaded with Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy.


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