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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids edition on its way?

If a new leake proves correct, Samsung is taking aim at the growing child-friendly tablet market with the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids edition.
August 26, 2013

As tablets continue to grow in popularity, we’ve seen many manufacturers turn towards the children’s tablet market. The end result is a near-countless number of kid-friendly options, though most of the devices tend to be from lesser known players in the Android world. This could be changing, as it looks like Samsung may soon introduce a kid-friendly tablet of its own, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.

Details of the Tab 3 Kids comes from a newly leaked image (seen in full below), courtesy of Korean retailer MovePlayerKeep in mind that Samsung has yet to officially confirm or deny the existence of the Tab 3 Kids, so speculation is advised, although the image certainly looks official.

So how does the Kids version differ from the original? The biggest change is in the OS, which is a customized version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

According to the leaked info, the Kids Edition of the Tab 3 7.0 features many of the same specs as the standard version, including the same 1024 x 600 resolution and same 7-inch TFT display size.

The Kids tablet also is said to feature a  1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD and a 3MP camera.

So how does the Kids version differ? The biggest change is in the OS, which is a customized version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The UI is designed to be easy to use for children, and also features parental lock software and tons of preloaded education and entertainment apps. The kids version also comes with a protective bumper, making the tablet more resistant to a few minor drops during use.

As for pricing and release date, we honestly have no clue at this stage. Even if the tablet does arrive shortly, it is hard to say if it will ever officially make its way beyond South Korea’s borders.


For any parents out there, would you be interested in getting your children a Kids version of the Galaxy Tab 3 or not?