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Old October 12th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Very Specific Tablet Needs - Parental Controls

Preface: I own a Xoom and a Nexus One, I'm not new.

So, I'm looking at getting a tablet for a child. This tablet's main purpose will be watching videos I load up on it, and listening to music I load onto a Google account through Google music, and playing games I download onto it.

However, I want pretty much everything else to be blocked. I know there are a couple of Parental control apps, but I can't seem to find any that do exactly what I need. One of them will completely remove the unwanted apps from even being seen... but in that case I'd need physical access to the device every time I want to load a new game onto it (remotely install from the Market... but physically access the device to unblock it).

I'm not interested in the Fire (unless I can throw Honeycomb/ICS on it) because I don't want it linked to an Amazon account. All the movies/videos I'm going to throw on it have already been downloaded and are stored on a hard drive somewhere.

Anyway... if anyone has any thoughts on what a good tablet would be for this purpose, I'm all ears.
  • I don't want to break the bank, refurbished is fine.
  • Don't want it to be too big or too heavy for a child.
  • SD Card Support or really big internal storage (I have lots of movies I want in there).
  • Headphone jack a must.
Edit: No iPads. I have philisophical differences with that company.

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Old November 30th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just got this for my 8 year old.
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