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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...
Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Basic tablet with bright colors, chunky case and big handle Samsung clearly wants to get users hooked on Galaxy devices at an early age, and so today brings the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 kids — a child-friendly tablet with a range of pre-loaded educational apps. The hardware itself isn't...
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Some of your kids' favorite shows move from Netflix to Amazon

Viacom deal brings Dora, other kid TV along with the more adult Tosh.0 to Amazon Prime Video Amazon this morning announced that it has scooped up Viacom's suite of children's shows, bringing some of your kids' favorite episodes to Amazon Prime Video. Previously available on Netflix, you'll now...
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Teaching kids with Big Bird, smartphones and augmented reality

I'll admit it -- I've rolled my eyes and filled up my e-mail's trash can and the hundreds and hundreds of mentions of "augmented reality" -- that technology that uses your phone's camera and puts cool things on the screen, on top of real life. But maybe I've been looking at it all wrong. It's not...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...

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