Kids love touchscreens. They are accessible and intuitive to use. That makes tablets ideal for both learning and play. The Android platform offers some...

Kids love touchscreens. They are accessible and intuitive to use. That makes tablets ideal for both learning and play. The Android platform offers some really great apps for kids and manufacturers are starting to see the potential for dedicated child-friendly devices. That means you can reclaim your own devices and keep the kids happy with a tablet of their own.

We thought we’d take a look at some of the dedicated best Android tablets for kids that are now hitting the market. It’s worth considering one for your child for a number of reasons.

The question is – are these dedicated child-friendly Android tablets worth getting as opposed to a standard Android tablet with the right collection of apps? Considering that you can install parental control apps and limit what your kids do with a standard Android tablet, the limitations of dedicated tablets for kids might be enough to make you think twice. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer.

Amazon Fire Kids Edition

Android purists are not huge fans of Amazon’s Android UI, but we must accept it is actually very intuitive, simple and eye-catching. As a tablet it works pretty well for an $89.99 pad. It won’t blow you away, but it will definitely get the job done for the little ones

Specifications:

7-inch touchscreen (1024×600 resolution)

1.3 GHz quad-core processor

1 GB of RAM

8 GB memory (and micro SD slot)

2 MP rear-facing camera

0.3 MP front-facing camera

219.0 x 138.0 x 25.5 mm, 405 grams

Kurio Tab 2

When it comes to making good affordable tablets for kids, Kurio definitely doesn’t fall behind. Sure, it’s a brand you probably have never heard of, but this bad boy is fast enough for your kids’ educational and entertainment uses. It also comes with over $200 worth of kid-focused apps.

Specifications:

7-inch touchscreen (1024×600 resolution)

1.3 GHz quad-core processor Mediatek MTK8127 processor

8 GB of internal storage

2 MP rear-facing camera

0.3 MP front-facing camera

240 x 170 x 60 mm, 581 grams

Fuhu Nabi 2s

Fuhu has had a long history of awesome tablets for kids, and the Nabi 2S is just one more tablet we would recommend. While it’s still no powerhouse, the tablet does have pretty good specs for a kid’s device. And of course, there is your set of parental controls and security features. And since it’s currently under $130 from Amazon, you really can’t go wrong here. Exclusive features includes “gamified” learning content, time controls, a kid-safe mode a reward system and more.

Specifications:

7-inch 1280×800 display

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor

1 GB of RAM

16 GB of internal storage (plus microSD card slot)

2 MP front-facing camera

4350 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

This is pretty much a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet with a new color and a protective bumper cover. This is not necessarily a bad thing; the Galaxy Tab 3 was a good device. The Kids Edition is not completely the same, though.The main difference is in the software. Of course, Samsung made it more kid-friendly and included all the parental controls you may need.

Specifications:

 7-inch display (1024×600 resolution)

1.2 GHz dual-core processor

1 GB of RAM

8 GB of internal storage

3 MP rear camera

1.3 MP front camera

111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm, 302 grams

4000 mAh battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sellami Abdelkader Freelance Writer

Computer engineering student at the institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Algeria. Passionate about Web design, Technology and Electronic Gadget.