Archos has just announced the Child Pad, an affordable 7 inches Android tablet dedicated to kids usage. The tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will be powered by a 1 GHz processor and 1 Gb of RAM.
Archos has designed a specific easy to use graphical user interface for young users with colored icons and folders on the homepage offering a direct access to games, learning tools and 28 best applications for kids such as Angry Birds©, Pig Rush© or Flight Frenzy ©. A dedicated kids applications marketplace based on Appslib (Archos own Market place) will help to add new games and applications. It should be divided in 14 categories offering more than 10 000 applications such as games, multimedia, eBooks, comics and much more. It will also include a parental control, from editor Editions Profil to make sure kids don’t go in places they shouldn’t see.
Archos Child Pad should be available at the end of March 2012 at a public retail price of 99€.
Source: Archos Press release (in French)