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Closer look at the 7 and 10 inch XO tablets (and accessories)

OLPC and Vivitar are getting ready to launch their second-generation XO tablets for students. Last year the companies introduced their first Android-powered tablet with a custom user interface emphasizing educational software. The new models feature similar software, but it’s now based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The bigger changes are in the hardware. XO tablets now […]

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OLPC and Vivitar unveil new XO Tablets with 7, 10 inch screens

One Laptop Per Child and its partner Vivitar launched their first Android tablet last year. Now they’re following up with two new models, sporting 7 and 10 inch displays. Both are aimed at students, and feature educational software durable design and a kid-friendly user interface as well as access to the Google Play Store and […]

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OLPC XO-Tablet coming to Walmart July 16th (maybe)

The One Laptop Per Child foundation set out with an ambitious goal about half a decade ago, to deliver a $100 laptop that could change the face of education in the developing world. That never quite happened, but the team has delivered a number of durable, inexpensive computers to classrooms around the globe and changed […]

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OLPC XO-4 tablet hits the FCC

The OLPC XO-4 is a notebook which converts into a tablet when you twist the screen. It has a rugged, dust-resistant case, a display that’s designed to be readable outdoors, and a low power processor. Like earlier XO laptops, the XO-4 is designed to be used by students in developing nations. But the touchscreen is […]

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Hands-on with the XO Tablet (cheap, but uninspiring)

The XO Tablet is a new 7 inch tablet that the One Laptop Per Child Foundation hopes to sell this year for around $200. While it runs educational software designed by OLPC, it doesn’t have the same kind of rugged design as the XO Laptop. Instead, it appears to be a cheap tablet with a […]

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OLPC’s next tablet runs Google Android (with a custom UI)

The One Laptop Per Child foundation may have dropped plans to release a Linux-based tablet running Sugar OS last year. But the company’s not done with the tablet space. The new XO-4 laptop features a touchscreen display, which lets you use the rugged, low power Linux laptop in tablet mode. And the foundation is also […]

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OLPC XO-4 Touch convertible tablet for students to launch in early 2013

The OLPC project may have started off as a non-profit initiative to develop inexpensive computers and distribute “One Laptop Per Child” to developing nations around the world. But over the past few years the group has also branched out into durable, low power tablets. Now OLPC is bringing the two projects together with the XO-4 […]

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OLPC’s ARM-based tablet, laptop can run on solar power alone

Modern computers aren’t just a lot faster than the PCs you probably used ten or fifteen years ago — they also use a lot less power. But most computers designed to run desktop operating systems still use enough energy that they can’t, say, run directly off the power generated by a small solar panel. But […]

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OLPC to parachute computers into remote villages… literally

OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte’s next big idea sounds crazy… and that’s probably because it is. PC Magazine reports he wants to airdrop cheap tablet computers into remote villages without providing any instructions, teachers, or other forms of support. But developing an inexpensive durable, ultraportable laptop that could be used in the developing world seemed like […]