Motorola announces kid-friendly Xoom Family Edition

Nearly identical to the original Xoom, Motorola's latest tablet is built with kids in mind.

Another day, another Android tablet.

The latest is Motorola's Xoom Family Edition, a $379 tablet that offers a few upgrades over the original Xoom at a reduced price.

Featuring a 1Ghz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch display, and 720p-enabled 5-megapixel camera, the Xoom Family Edition is more or less identical to the original Xoom. Storage, however, has taken a big hit, with Motorola slashing the original Xoom's 32GB drive to 16GB on the newer device.

Storage issues aside, the device's biggest pull will probably be the $40 worth of apps that it comes preinstalled with. These apps range from games like Asphalt 6 and SimCity Deluxe to the child-friendly Zoodles, which allows parents to limit their kids' access to apps.

The Xoom Family Edition will be available on October 16 solely at Best Buy.


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