Fuhu has just announced that its child-oriented tablet, the nabi 2 will be able to run Google’s app and benefit from the Google Play Store. Usually Google Play Services and all the associated apps and features are available on devices that get a license from Google.
They also need to pass Google’s requirements and the licensing thing is something not all manufacturers can afford. Some of them even choose not to use the Google Play Services, like Amazon, who opted for its own solution. Fuhu nabi 2 is a tablet for children and it initially came with its own app store and ecosystem, based on kid-oriented applications and content.
Now the choice is becoming more varied thanks to Google Play Store. Last I heard, this model started selling during the summer, priced at $199 and packing Android 4.0 ICS, a quad core Tegra 3 CPU, 8 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It also has a 7 inch touchscreen and a 2 megapixel camera.