Google Play for Education program went live earlier in the month. And a bit more recent, it looks like Google has released an app that will help those educators set up tablets for use in class. The app is called Google Edu Device Setup and has arrived (for free) by way of the Google Play Store.
Nintendo might finally be on its way to bite the mobile gaming bullet but not in the way that many might want it to. The latest rumor claims that the Japanese gaming company is experimenting on an Android tablet that is particularly targeted for the education sector.
The program is now live, allowing Developers to mark their app for inclusion, and soon hitting classrooms everywhere.
Google made a promise last month to help out students by introducing a textbook category in its Google Play Books Store. It has now delivered on that promise just before the fall semester starts. A good number of books on a variety of different subjects are now available and are on discount for a limited time.
Intel has just announced two low-power, and hopefully low-cost, Android tablets designed specifically to be used in such a context.
India's Aakash tablet has garnered most of the attention in the Android education space for the last few months. But Thailand is making its own government-subsidized tablet push, and naturally they've chosen Android. The country has allocated $32.8 million to ship just under a million tablets to its 6-8-year-old students, with 400,000 shipping out within the next 90 days. The second half of the program, with another 530,000 tablets, is expected to cost another $33 million.
Aakash (AKA "Ubislate") manufactured by Canadian OEM DataWind. Its incredibly low (and subsidized) price of between $35 and $50 US dollars has given it millions of users in the crowded country, particularly among the students and teachers that qualify for the discount. Now the Financial Express reports that the tablet, or something very similar, may be getting trial runs in the Philadelphia public school system.
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