Archos announces the Child Pad

Katie Roberts

By Katie Roberts

March 2nd 2012 at 4:28PM
Archos announces the Child Pad

The consumer electronics firm has announced a 7 Android tablet designed for children.

The device features a compact lightweight design, the latest Android version - 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM and will be available at the end of March for £99.

Henri Crohas, Archos founder and CEO, commented: "As a pioneer in the portable audio and Android tablet market, we realise the importance of providing a tablet that can offer hours of entertainment for all ages, especially kids.

"Archos strives to offer great tablets with only the best of features at affordable prices and we expect this tablet to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents’ everywhere."

The Child Pad include a number of child-friendly features through access to the Kids App Store powered by AppsLib, which is filtered down to 14 categories and 10,000 apps including games, entertainment, communication, multimedia, books, comics, sports and more.

In addition, the company has created a child-friendly user interface with coloured icons, home screen folders with direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles and the top 28 kids’ apps pre-loaded including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy.

Archos has also designed the Child Pad to comply with both CIPA and COPPA regulations, ensuring a safe tablet environment for kids. The parental controls and safe web browsing is powered by Editions Profil, whose Mobile Parental Filter is ranked as the most efficient parental control software in worldwide benchmarks.