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    Awesome! You'd love the classmate. They're drop proof, shock proof, water proof, ruggedized, the lot! They're the right weight for youngsters too. You can get a thermometer and magnifying glass pack for a few quid too to use with the onboard Intel apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I didn't realise Android tablets had gotten quite so cheap
    Amazon have the Nexus 7 (Android 4.3) for £160 and the Galaxy Tab (Android 4.1) for £120. Does anyone know if I can install the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox for Android on either of those? Can they both be upgraded to Android 4.4?

    Will Chrome / Firefox install on the Intel Classmate? How does that work, anyway - isn't its processor a completly different architecture to most Android tablets?

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    Chrome and Firefox for android no probs on the classmate. Intel hardware platfo rm very impressive. Designed to keep pace with software updates for longer and with more application threads you get greater performance and efficiency and longer battery life. The inclusive education suite of school software apps is pretty cool and the classroom management software for teachers is a brill bonus.

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    The HT had a demo learnpad and he loved it EXCEPT he wasn't happy about the descriptions available for paid-for apps. They don't really explain what the particular app does very well and he was loth to allow staff to spend money just to find out. I did see his point but it was a shame because I think they are really good

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    The apps are mostly standard Android apps so why not look at them in the Google Play store. You can also find an app in the Play store and get it installed on the Learn Pads.

    https://play.google.com/store

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    How do they get the apk for deployment now? When I had them if you wanted to deploy an app from play store you had to manually grab the apk from a device. I asked how that was supposed to work but never got an answer, wasn't really a problem I installed it on my phone and grabbed the apk that way just wondering if it's more streamlined now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    The apps are mostly standard Android apps so why not look at them in the Google Play store. You can also find an app in the Play store and get it installed on the Learn Pads.

    https://play.google.com/store
    But not the very educational ones he wanted -allegedly

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    *sigh* if only the other staff here weren't already completely sold on the idea that the iPad is perfect in every way shape or form....

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    How do they get the apk for deployment now? When I had them if you wanted to deploy an app from play store you had to manually grab the apk from a device. I asked how that was supposed to work but never got an answer, wasn't really a problem I installed it on my phone and grabbed the apk that way just wondering if it's more streamlined now?
    Quote from another edugeek forum
    We just ask Learnpad to put the apps on for us and invoice us. they do all the leg work with the author and licensing.
    Although I have not done this.

    I do know they actively want Android apps to be suggested by schools for adding to the LearnPad library.

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    *sigh* if only the other staff here weren't already completely sold on the idea that the iPad is perfect in every way shape or form....
    Get a really cheap Android tablet, download and install the test version of LearnPad, Demo LearnPad to Staff. After the staff see you can switch from a tablet themed on Greeks to SEN based tablet in seconds they will get it.

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    Why not do that on the Intel Classmate A7 or A10 @edutech4schools? The warranty on these is a 3 yr NBD replacement and they are designed for school use unlike a cheap Android tablet. We want kids to be able to use these devices for learning after all...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Get a really cheap Android tablet, download and install the test version of LearnPad, Demo LearnPad to Staff. After the staff see you can switch from a tablet themed on Greeks to SEN based tablet in seconds they will get it.
    Nope, iPads are perfect.

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    Nope, iPads are perfect.
    lol

    What about being able to select any learnpad from the smartboard / projector pc and display or take control of their tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Nope, iPads are perfect.
    Sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    lol

    What about being able to select any learnpad from the smartboard / projector pc and display or take control of their tablet.
    It's not me that needs convincing...i have given them my opinions on the matter before and they are well aware of other alternatives. =[



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