Samsung on Monday confirmed that the child-friendly Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will soon be available for purchase in the United States.
Hardware specifications are identical to the standard Galaxy Tab 3. Where things differ, however, are in the color and software features that come preinstalled on the Kids edition.
Kids Mode, for instance, provides an entirely different user interface and boasts apps and games for both entertainment and education. Titles include classics such as Fruit Ninja, Where's My Perry?, and Kids Planet Discovery.
Parental controls ensure that kids don't accidentally rack up Google Play charges or stumble upon the wrong Web site. What's more, the timer lets parents manage just how long Junior gets to spend on the tablet in one sitting.
Adults and older kids who want to use the Tab 3 can also switch back to the standard Android mode.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will retail for $229.99 when it arrives on November 10; pre-orders begin November 1.
Samsung, wanting to make this the perfect holiday buy, is tossing in a host of Galaxy Perks, points that you can convert into Google Play and Samsung Hub credits, and more. As an added bonus, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes with a $10 Google Play credit, 12-months of Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi, three months of Hulu Plus, and two years of up to 50GB of free DropBox storage.