What you need to know
- Google has introduced Kids Space for Android tablets.
- It's a child-friendly interface aimed at highlighting content suitable for young children.
- Kids Space is being made available on select Lenovo tablets first.
Google has been working on building out its mobile Android experience to be child-friendly. It has YouTube Kids and Family Link, it's also introduced a teacher-approved section of the Play Store to keep children learning at home. It even added a Read-Along app, aimed at helping younger kids start learning to read. Now. it's taking all these efforts to their logical conclusion and building in a new feaure — Kids Space — for Android devices. Specifically, it'll be made available on tablets.
Once engaged, it'll enable a colorful interface showcasing a selection of child-friendly media ranging from games to videos to books to apps. Google says this mode will only come on certain tablets, like Lenovo's upcoming Smart Tab M10 HD Gen 2 tablets. More Kids Space equipped tablets will be on their way soon, but Google didn't specify which brands.
Google's Mindy Brooks, UX Director, Kids and Families explained:
It's a lot like the Kids Home feature which Samsung offers on its Galaxy phones and tablets,albeit with a stronger content curation focus. It's something that may become more useful as much of the learning process typically undertaken at school continues at home over the next couple of months.
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