One Laptop Per Child Partners with Open Garden to Grow Internet Everywhere
Open Garden to come pre-loaded on OLPC tablets.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which debuts its XO Learning System on the new XO Tablet developed through a partnership with Vivitar under exclusive license from OLPC, has partnered with Open Garden to provide seamless Internet connectivity for the tablet.
Micha Benoliel, co-founder and CEO, said: “Open Garden is pleased to help children be better connected on their XO Tablets. This partnership takes us closer to our vision which is to build a network made of connected devices and provide Internet access to everyone.”
Rodrigo Arboleda, chairman and CEO of OLPC, added: “Our partnership with Open Garden, enabling access to the wealth of information and media available via the internet, is a critical component to education and social inclusion.”
The family-friendly XO Tablet from OLPC is the first and only tablet designed to help kids explore their dreams and spark their imaginations. The only multilingual (English/Spanish) and Google-Certified tablet for kids, the XO Tablet is available now at Walmart and other U.S. retailers through OLPC’s strategic partner Vivitar, a Sakar company. For more information, visit www.xotablet.com.
About XO Tablet, XO Learning and One Laptop per Child Association
The XO Tablet has been fully designed and developed by OLPCA to harness the power of a connected touchscreen device to create new ways for children to learn. Its launch also marks the global debut of the XO Learning System, designed as a child-centric interface to empower kids to learn and dream as part of OLPCA’s mission.
About Open Garden
Open Garden is a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to bringing Internet to every device, every person, and every location by sharing and crowdsourcing connectivity. Open Garden seamlessly interconnects nearby smartphones, computers, and tablets to form a mesh network. The benefits? Faster Internet access, stronger coverage and free mobile broadband.
Vivitar is a leading provider of photographic, audio and optic devices and related accessories with a rich 75-year heritage of technology innovation and affordability. Building off the success of its legendary Series-1 lenses and flashes, the company has expanded its product portfolio to include cameras, camcorders and now tablets tailored to the needs of today’s families.
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