Metis Learning and Intel India today launched the Metis Eddy G70 - a learning tablet targeted towards children, aged 2-10 years. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has an overlay of the proprietary Athena OS, created specifically with children's learning in mind. Priced at Rs. 9,999, the tablet will be launched with discounts and offers worth Rs. 4,500 for a limited time. The tablet is exclusively available at Amazon.in.
Metis Eddy G70: Key Specifications
The latest Metis Eddy G70 comes with a 7-inch multi-touch display offering a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with Athena OS on top and is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor coupled with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with microSD.
There are 2MP cameras on both rear and front side of the tablet. Connectivity options include 3G (via dongle),WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, mini HDMI out and USB OTG and it is powered by a 2800 mAh battery.
Metis Eddy G70: Features
The Eddy tablet powered by Intel Atom processor comes pre-loaded with over 160 learning apps selected by educators and experts to accelerate a child's social, emotional and cognitive development; Eddy's preloaded content covers over 300 key skills which a child needs to learn between the ages of 2 to 10, and children get access to content relevant for their age; Eddy has partnerships with Google's top education app developers including Intellijoy, Tipitap, iStoryBooks and many others to ensure best-in-class learning content.
According to the company, Eddy's proprietary Athena OS provides children a completely safe environment and allow for robust parental controls, including time discipline, usage reports and kid-safe internet browsing; Eddy's screen is ophthalmologist approved, and ensures UV ray protection and lower eyestrain compared to other screens.
The latest tablet for kids also come with a specially designed screen which is scratch proof and impact resistant, with a 9H hardness level. It also comes with high quality drop-safe bumper made of food grade silicone bumper to prevent damage from falls.
Studies indicate that children in India spend an average of two hours daily watching television and are now increasingly spending a lot of time playing games on parent's smartphones. With parents having increasing concerns about the content on TV/ smartphones being violent and having poor educational value, Eddy provides a responsible and safe technology alternative for introducing kids to the digital age. It is targeted at children aged 2-10, because these are the most critical learning years for a child which impact future success.
On the sideline of this announcement, Mr. Sandeep Arora, Director, Marketing and Market Development, Intel South Asia said, "Today we live in an era where children are exposed to technology from their early years through the inevitable presence of multiple screens in their lives. When used efficiently and effectively technology truly be a wonderful part of a child's life. The Eddy powered by the Intel Atom processor combines an ideal balance of performance and battery life coupled with strong learning content to provide an innovative and exciting solution for kids."
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