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OLPC XO Tablet now preloaded with Nook App for Kids

OLPC XO Tablet now preloaded with Nook App for Kids

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative has been operating for a number of years in an attempt to get every child in a developing nation their own laptop to help their education. Originally, the OLPC was exclusively delivering small notebook computers that were much like Netbooks of a few years ago. OLPC is now working with the XO Tablet and has announced that it has teamed up with Barnes & Noble.

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XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

XO Tablet native mesh networking added with Open Garden preload

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has paired with Open Garden to bring mesh-networking to the new XO Tablet, allowing users of the low-cost open source slate to get online via bridged connections with other owners. Part of what OLPC describes as its vision of "a network made of connected devices and internet access to everyone", the new deal will see the XO Tablet - which hit retail back in July - preloaded with the Open Garden app, and able to create and join dynamically created mesh networks even if they're far from the original access point.

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OLPC XO Tablet hitting retail, aims to be Nexus 7 for kids

OLPC XO Tablet hitting retail, aims to be Nexus 7 for kids

OLPC is a tech company aims to provide cheap laptops and tablets to kids for educational purposes, especially in less-fortunate regions of the world. Their mission is actually a part of the company name: to provide one laptop per child. While they haven't changed the way kids are learning, the company is still rolling out new devices, including its latest XO tablet, due later this month.

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OLPC partners with Neonode for XO Touch

OLPC partners with Neonode for XO Touch

Neonode has today signed a deal with One Laptop Per Child that will see the affordable laptops make use of its multisense technology. The next generation of the OLPC, dubbed the XO Touch, will feature a multitouch 7.5-inch display. The screen is capable of being read outdoors under bright sunlight thanks to a dual-mode option, and the display can also fold over the keyboard so that the laptop can be used as a tablet in certain scenarios.

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Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

It’s been awhile since we've heard anything from Pixel Qi, the company behind the color screen of the same name that allows viewing in direct sunlight. The screen has previously featured in products like Notion Ink’s Adam tablet, as well as the OLPC XO-3. Mary Lou Jepsen has posted on the Pixel Qi blog giving a status update, including what products currently feature the screen tech, plus some more coming in the future.

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OLPC XO-3 Hands-on

OLPC XO-3 Hands-on

This week a tablet has been announced by OLPC called the XO-3, one made for the education base and made to be functional in so many environments it'll make your head spin. Inside this device you'll find a Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor, a half-gig of RAM, and an 8-inch display at 1024 x 768 resolution, complete with a solar panel and the ability to work with a crank that'll power it up, no sweat. At CES 2012 we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the device in an early iteration.

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OLPC XO-3 tablet revealed

OLPC XO-3 tablet revealed

OLPC had already announced it was bringing along its XO-3 tablet to CES this coming week; now we know what the new education-focused slate will look like. Less slimline than the older concepts and nowhere near as space-age as the earlier dual-screen XO-2 renders, the new silicone-clad XO-3 does at least have the bonus of actually fitting inside the Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor and half gig of RAM we're expecting.

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OLPC unveiling XO 3.0 tablet at CES 2012

OLPC unveiling XO 3.0 tablet at CES 2012

The OLPC project are finally ready for the launch of their next XO Tablet. The XO 3.0, which has been in limbo for some time, will be shown off at CES next week. Marvell and OLPC have collaborated on previous models that are currently in the hands of over 2.4 million children in 42 countries. Chief Technology Officer of One Laptop per Child, Edward McNierney stated the XO 3.0 is a "natural successor" for their current laptops.

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