LeapFrog has unveiled its first child-oriented tablet, a model called Epic and the company’s first slate with Android on board. This 7 incher combines parental control features with a variety of Android games and apps.
Aimed at 3 to 9 year olds, the device runs Android 4.4 and not the LeapPad proprietary system, that was present on previous devices. Another piece of good news is that unlike the previous LeapFrog models, this one doesn’t use cartridges, relying only on apps like Fruit Ninja and TocaBoca titles. There’s a Learning Library store available and all apps are ad-free. Over 20 are preinstalled.
LeapFrog Epic brings a 7 inch touchscreen with a 1026 x 600 pixel resolution, a quad core 1.3 GHz processor, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. There’s also 1 GB of RAM available, WiFi, Bluetooth and 2 megapixel back and front cameras. A battery life of 6 hours is promised and the Epic can survive drops, although it’s not that heavily ruggedized.
It becomes available in September, priced at $140.