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Choosing a kid-friendly Android phone or tablet

Wander into any store with an electronics section nowadays and you'll find at least one "kid" tablet. It's usually a brightly-colored rubber block with a low-end touch display running an ancient version of Android, with a custom UI featuring giant buttons and a handful of apps for a handful of...
Android app ratings

Age-based app ratings now showing in Google Play Store

Google back in March announced that all Android apps in the Google Play Store soon would display age-based content ratings. Developers would answer questions in a fairly simple survey (I've done it a dozen times now) and in turn would receive a rating from the International Age Rating Coalition...
Content filtering in Google Play

Google Play Store and parents: how to control what apps are listed

Content filtering puts you in control of what you (or your kids) can see in Google Play. Smartphones and tablets can be a great match for your kids. Open up Google Play, and you'll find there are plenty of educational apps and entertainment apps, and even clever applications that have...
While we wait on Reading Rainbow for Android, consider this Kickstarter campaign

While we wait on Reading Rainbow for Android, consider this Kickstarter campaign

We interrupt your daily deluge of Android news and reviews for this special, semi-Android-related announcement. Unless you've been living under a rock today, you'll have noticed that LeVar Burton — yes, the LeVar Burton — and and his next-generation Reading Rainbow crew (yes, I went there) have...
Galaxy S5 baby monitor

Samsung Galaxy S5 baby monitor mode revealed

'Baby crying detector' beams notifications to your Gear smartwatch Samsung smartphones are all about the features, but one unique capability we didn't hear about at the Galaxy S5's Barcelona launch event is its apparent ability function as a baby monitor. Tracked down by Malaysian site...
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Dropdot lets kids connect the dots on Android

At Apps World last week, we met both veteran and inexperienced game developers alike. Some creators were preparing to publish their first games. That counts fort Summer Wu, whose first title Dropdot has just gone live exclusively on Android. Dropdot is a connect-the-dots game for young children...
Kurio 7x

KD Interactive and Techno Source announce the Kurio 7x tablet

Kid friendly tablet with user profiles for the whole family Recently we have seen an influx of  tablets being made for kids, and today KD Interactive and Techno Source have announced the Kurio 7x, a kids tablet that will be available on Verizon Wireless. The Kurio 7x will be a 7 inch Android...
Android Central

'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' served up for Android devices

Back at the Samsung Developers Conference in late October we had a chat with Loud Crow Interactive and got a sneak peek at its latest title. And now, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is available for Android — and it's more immersive than ever.  You've got the dialog, music and sound effects from...
Galaxy Tab Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids coming to the U.S. November 10

Pre-orders start November 1, priced at $229.99 Samsung has announced that the chunky, bright-colored Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be headed to the U.S. from Nov. 10, priced at $229.99. The 7-inch tablet is essentially a Galaxy Tab 3 wrapped in a colorful exterior, with the option to switch into a...
Tabeo e2

Toys R Us announces the Tabeo e2 child-focused 8-inch Android tablet

Pre-loaded with educational apps and resistant bumps and drops Toys R Us announced today that it will be selling a follow-up in its kid-focused lineup of tablets, the Tabeo e2, with improved specs and features. The 8-inch tablet has a capacitive multi-touch display with 1024x768 resolution, dual...

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