Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3 Kids – will this make the kid’s tablet market boom?


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Tablet manufacturers have been aiming to take the kid tablet market for a while, but these tablets haven’t quite taken off yet. Kid tablets tend to be far inferior, from unpopular manufacturers and don’t offer a price low enough to make parents really want them. Maybe Samsung can change the game for the little ones at home?

Samsung aims to change the kid’s tablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a device that is said to meet the needs of those special little boys and girls. In essence, it is a colorful Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0) with different aesthetics. In fact, it looks like it features some kind of permanent case.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids specs

  • Android 4.1
  • 7-inch 1024×600 display
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 3 MP / 1.3 MP cameras
  • 8 GB of internal storage / micro SD (up to 32 GB)
  • 4,000 mAh battery

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Most of us may not put much attention to these kiddy tablets, but they definitely have a market to cater to. One that definitely hasn’t been completely satisfied so far. Kids are growing fast.

I used a computer for the first time in middle school – now it is very common to see 5 year old kids using their parents’ tablets and smartphones like they came to this world with them.

There is always a sense of worry when parents let their kids play with these expensive and delicate devices, though. Kids may be able to fully-operate these machines, but their motor skills and sense of responsibility are still that of a kid. This is why it would be smart to have a device like the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.

GALAXY Tab 3 Kids_2While it doesn’t seem to be “rugged”, its build is much more adequate for harsh treatment. The case offers better gripping for kids, as well as the needed protection. And this tablet is not just for your kids to play Angry Birds with. It will come pre-loaded with educational material like games, books and other interactive apps. You can also access more content from a specialized app store, and parents can control app management with a provided tool.

What about those kids that simply can’t stop playing around with devices? Samsung has built a time management tool that may come in handy. You can designate adequate use times for the tablet. When the time is up and it’s ready to go to sleep, a password-protected lock screen will appear. The parent can then decide whether the kid will be allowed to keep playing or not.

Interesting featured, right? Yes, we know other manufacturers have done a great job too. This is the first time a kid’s tablet comes from a major Android manufacturer, though. We are sure this will be popular in its category and might start a nice trend.

The tablet should be available in early September for Korean kids. The rest of the world will get it soon after. What do you guys think? Will you buy one of these for your kid, or would you rather just let them borrow your own gadgets?

[Samsung Tomorrow]

Edgar Cervantes

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  1. I’d buy one for my daughter if it’s priced reasonably

    1. I’m guessing you’re gonna hear, “Oooooh, is it the new Galaxy???” pretty soon…

  2. If only there was someone with kids to test such a device.

    Korean kids always get it first.

    1. Yeah but Samsung has the worldwide distribution that a Nabi can’t match.

  3. this seems like a pretty smart move. price will be the biggest point of contention. if the price is right this will sell.

  4. If they do the software (and price) right, it’s beats the hell out of my daughter’s resistive/stylus LeapPad 2.

  5. Let’s not focus that much on the size. If the content on this tab is good, kids will be interested and parents will buy it.

  6. I recently bought an affordable tab for my kid cousin, it’s called the Nexus 7. Just can’t beat the bang for the buck.

    1. That is, until they buy every app on the Play store with your credit card account :)

      1. Android 4.3 restricted accounts can have access to Play Store blocked.

        1. oh cool. But is it all or nothing or do they get access to kid friendly free apps?

          1. You can choose which apps installed on the main account are available to each restricted account.

            OTOH if you add a non-restricted account, it doesn’t get to use any of the apps installed on the main account (aside from system apps) but can install its own copies.

  7. Any kid over the age of 7 won’t want it. That being said, 7 and under is a huge market.

    1. “OK then. No Tab for you, kiddo!”
      “OK I want it, I want it.”

  8. It should be priced at about $100 to make it viable business. Also, from my kids’ experience, the grip is very important for tiny hands. The case should be thick enough, for kids not to touch constantly the edges of the screen. It may not be a problem for bigger kids, but toddlers are different story.

  9. Check out the Nabi2.

  10. I bought 2 Nabi2 tablets for my kids, 6 and 3. We have a 16 hour drive to St. Louis from San Antonio. It has most of the same features, but the bumper is thicker. It’s sluggish compared to my N7, but they don’t seem to care. Side load the Amazon app store on it and they have plenty of games and read-a-long books.

    I’ll be interested to see what Samsung brings to the table.

  11. Damnit we need a price!!!

    1. My guess is around $200

  12. I got a nook HD for my little one. She likes Talking Tom. Lol

  13. Finally a tablet for me!

  14. Should be $99, but will be between $149 and $199.

    1. I was thinking around $79… parents don’t (shouldn’t) want to spend that much when they could buy a Kindle Fire HD or new Nexus 7 for almost the same price.

      I say shouldn’t because when most consumers see “GALAXY” on the tag, they’ll think it’s the first kids tablet ever made and be willing to pay top dollar for it. Let’s face it, Samsung is becoming the Apple of Android.

  15. http://www.kurioworld.com/k/us/parents/

    These guys look pretty good too.

  16. I got my son a galaxy tab 2 and he loves it. I got a bobj case for it that makes it nice and tough and a good screen protector. There’s already time limit apps on the play store that we use as well.

  17. It just looks like a standard GT3, with a plastic case.

  18. It will probably get android 4.3 before my Note 2 does :(

    1. I second that about the note 2 update, but im still impressed at this idea for my two year old. She will be ecstatic to see this waiting for her.

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      this seems like a pretty smart move. price will be the biggest point of contention. if the price is right this will sell.

  19. I bought 2 Nexus 7 2012, 32gb, to my 5 year old twins, and they really worth the money! Incredible investment, I doubt that Samsung can do any better…

  20. Страхотно е :)
    Веднага ще му добавя и KidsPlay (Апликация: Забавления за деца – Kids Play) да си гледа анимации на български

  21. They miss the boat by under-speccing these kids tablets. Kids tend to do more in the way of games and such that require the specs. Ends up just making for whiny kids when their games lag, crash or don’t work.

    1. I can believe now we want powerful devices for kids…
      That’s enough for kids I don’t see why more capacity or better performance.

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