Out of super cheap Android tablets, this is one of the most competitive devices. The Ematic Genesis Prime is a proper 7 inch tablet running the latest Android Jelly Bean, but at a tantalizingly low price tag of just $80. Ematic is already known for its pocket friendly attributes and it has even managed to get the Ematic Prime certified from Google, which means one can tap into the vast app world of Google Play.
The rest of the spec story isn’t anything exciting, which is quite understandable considering the ultra low price tag the tablet sports. With a 1.1 GHz dual core CPU, a dedicated GPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of on-board storage, the Ematic Genesis Prime is designed to get most jobs done and not to impress with its speed. There is also 5 GB of cloud storage thrown in, along with a VGA camera at the front and an USB 2.0 port. Ematic is claiming a battery life of around 4.5 hours for the Wi-Fi only tablet, which is also capable of playing back 1080p HD video.
So there you are. The Ematic Prime offers a proper tablet at almost throw away prices, which makes it quite expendable.
Catch up with the PR below.
[showhide type=’pressrelease’]LOS ANGELES- April 2, 2013- Ematic launches the Genesis Prime, its first-ever Google-certified tablet with complete access to Google Play. For on-the-go users, this 7” Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) tablet is your hub for entertainment with access to thousands of today’s most popular apps, games, movies and more.
“With Google Play, we [Ematic] were able to bring an entirely new digital experience to our consumers,” says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. “Intuitive and exciting, this tablet is ideal for work or play with faster web browsing capabilities and endless possibilities for entertainment.”
Google Play is a digital content experience providing access to music, movies, television shows, books, magazines, Android apps and games. Users can browse this online market from the web or Android device for content to stay entertained for hours. There are more than four million titles available in the eBookstore, thousands of TV shows and movies to stream directly to your tablet, and millions of music titles to peruse. Additionally, with music on Google Play you can upload 20,000 of your songs for free, discover new artists, browse millions of tracks and share music you buy with your friends on Google+.
Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them. Google Now delivers the weather, Google Calendar appointments, reminders about when a user needs to leave their home or office to catch a flight, a heads up on nearby events, dinner reservations and much more. The Genesis Prime also includes other Google services such as Chrome, Maps, YouTube, and Google Talk.
Lightweight and portable, the Genesis Prime is designed with the active, on-the-go user in mind. The HD video player supports up to 1080p HD videos, and the tablet features a front camera to easily capture life’s memorable moments. The tablet is loaded with a 1.1 GHz processor with dedicated GPU lets you get the most out of your favorite games and apps. Additionally, the Genesis Prime has 4GB of internal storage available as well as 5GB of included cloud storage to store your important content and favorite multimedia.
The Genesis Prime is available at walmart.com for $79.99.
1.1 GHz processor
4GB on-board storage memory
5GB of included cloud storage
7” capacitive multi-touch screen
Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Front VGA camera
USB 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack
Rechargeable battery- up to 4.5 hours of battery life
Dimensions: 7.56” x 4.92” x .39”
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system
Other Google services: Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube
Ematic is the leader in portable media and value tablets; offering high quality consumer electronics at an affordable price. Founded in 1985, the company offers a variety of technology ranging from designer headphones to MP3 players and tablets. Ematic prides itself on offering the latest in advanced technology that has undergone rigorous testing for quality performance and design.[/showhide]
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