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Polaroid Kids Tablet

Polaroid launches 7-inch kid-focused tablet at $150

Polaroid (yes, that Polaroid) is launching a durable, kid-friendly 7-inch tablet today at a pretty great price point. The tablet, which doesn't seem to have a proper name, is designed to be rugged enough to be handled and controlled by a young child as you can see with the large buttons and bezels...
Android Central

How we're tracking Santa on Android this Christmas Eve

There's a plethora of ways to track Santa Claus online today. Here are the two I'm thrusting at my kids. Google Earth: Everybody's favorite 3D(ish) map app is, of course, tracking that jolly fat guy in the red suit. It's available both in the desktop version as well as on your phone. Look for...
Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf gets a new Android game

The Elf on the Shelf is everywhere. That's kind of the point, right? It bounces around various spots in your home until Christmas, keeping an watch on who's naughty and who's nice, reporting back to Santa each night before staking out a new hiding place. You can't hop on Facebook or Instagram or...
Kindle

Amazon introduces Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon is rolling out a new service for all Kindle Fire devices that offers an all-you-can-eat buffet of books, games, apps, movies and TV shows geared to kids ages 3-8. For one monthly payment of $2.99 per child or $6.99 for the whole family with an Amazon Prime membership ($4.99 and $9.99 for...
Goodnight Moon

Android Kids App: Goodnight Moon

Does it get any more classic than this? Developer Loud Crow -- which has brought the works of Sandra Boynton, Beatrix Potter and even Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown to Android -- now has brought us the timeless kids book, "Goodnight Moon." It's done in the usual Loud Crow fashion. The app can read...
Littlest Pet Shop.

Littlest Pet Shop hits Android

If you've got kids, chances are you've been exposed to the Littlest Pet Shop at some point. Little animals (duh) waiting to be adopted and cared for. My kids love the toys. Now I have to fork over my Android tablet (it's good on phones, too) for yet another game. Such is life.  Littlest Pet Shop...
Ematic FunTab

Ematic FunTab is the 7-inch tablet for your kids

We're always thinking about what tablet is best in sleek design and top-notch specs, but we're not always considering that not every age group should have its hands on a full-featured device. For the younger set, Ematic is creating a tablet experience that caters to them with this, the FunTab. It'...
My Little Pony

My Little Pony for Android: Basically 'My First RPG'

I'm the only one here at Android Central who has young daughters, so it came as a bit of a shock that I had to fight off the other guys for first dibs at the My Little Pony game for Android. (Take that, Hildenbrand!) It also was a bit of an unwelcome surprise that for a kids game, you have an...
Android Central

Affordable Android-powered MG device targets young gamers

A Wi-Fi-only Android device called the MG was announced for pre-order today. Apparently MG stands for More Game, or My Generation, or something. It isn't made by anybody you've heard of, but they're hoping the low pricetag, preloaded games, parental controls, and included $10 credit towards Google...
Android Central

Kid-friendly MEEP! Android tablet goes on sale

Oregon Scientific has just launched a a kid-friendly Android tablet, now on sale for a scant $149.99. Though it might have modest specs, the MEEP! tablet includes a whole range of parental controls through a web-based interface and kid-friendly apps, e-books, and games suitable for anyone 6 years...
Android Central

Mushroom Age review - handing kids time-traveling cell phones

Mushroom Age has recently ported its iOS adventure game to Android, offering a younger audience a chance to jump into a world time travel, mystery, and puzzle-solving. Mushroom Age is ultimately a game of finding hidden objects interspersed with simple puzzles. Tasks can be as simple as finding a...
Accounts

From the Android Forums: Multiple Google accounts on one device for Google Play

Super Turtleman asks in the Android forums, My kids are getting to the age where they're about to start having Android devices. I'd like to create a master account I can have on my phone (separate from my current google account) that I can use to download apps onto my kid's devices. Is there a...
Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire

Android for Kids: Kindle Fire, or a Nexus 7?

BrianKeith513 asks in our forums a pretty important question when it comes to purchasing a tablet for kids. I'm asked a lot about mobile devices from friends and families, because I've worked in the mobile industry for many years now, in various capacities. However, I'm stumped over one thing;...
Peppa Pig

Kid-favorite Peppa Pig hits Android

OK, parents. Here's another Android app that'll make you look that much cooler in the eyes of your child. (I know, it gets harder every day.) P2 Games Limited has brought Peppa Ping - Happy Mrs. Chicken to Android. The app has four interactive games and a bonus sticker book. Plus there's familiar...
Deep Trip

Deep Trip [Android Kids App]

YouTube link for mobile viewing I don't have kids myself, but when I came across Deep Trip, well, it's fairly obvious which market's being targeted. It's a pleasant, cheerful game with a simple learning curve and cartoony graphics. That being said, if you find yourself spending time with it, too,...
The Wiggles

The Wiggles are coming to Android

Attention all parents: The Wiggles are coming to Android. Repeat: The Wiggles are coming to Android. Ruckus Media Group today announced that it's been granted worldwide rights to come up with an iOS and Android storybook apps for smartphones and tablets. The first titles will arrive in iTunes in...
Ellison the Elephant

Android Kids App: Ellison the Elephant

Here's another children's book that's made it to Android, courtesy of the folks at Oceanhouse Media. Ellison the Elephant is the story of -- you guessed it -- Ellison, who "trys to make a big trumpet sound like his friends and his sister, but all he gets is a little toot." Know how you feel there...
Android Central

Day 5 of Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration

We're now into Day 5 of Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration. Here's what we're seeing so far on this fine Saturday: Apparatus Age of Zombies Zynga Drop 7 Kids Connect the Dots Snowfall Live Wallpaper Season Zen HD Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD...
Android Central

Google's 10-cent app sale part of 10 billion downloads promo

Looks like Google's taken the lid off of this 10-cent app thing. The Android Market's now promoting 10 days of offers -- top premium apps -- 10 cents per app. Dive into that Market page and you see the "10 billion promo" page. That 10 billion's got to refer to app downloads -- a milestone if we've...
Itsy Bitsy Spider

Duck Duck Moose brings a slightly trippy 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' to Android

The developer of one of our favorite Android kids apps is backing, bringing its version of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to Android smartphones and tablets. Like its previous title, Wheels on the Bus, your kid taps its way through the app, with plenty of creatures and characters to interact with while...

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