"I like it and the kids love it."4.0 starson by rjd01
Pros: You can get 2 of these for the cost of 1 iPad. Apps tried so far all run smoothly, and the display is nice and bright. The battery charges more quickly, and 2+ hours of constant use only took the new battery down to about 80%.
Cons: It does not support Google Play unless you're willing to do some hacking. The Amazon App store can be easily installed but it is up to the buyer to find where this is done (see the Fan-A-Tech app).
Summary: I have 3 kids, but only 2 are into technology. One of the 2 is autistic and I hope to use his as an AAC device for school and something fun for other times. Our 4 year-old has been completely consumed by the games (some educational pre-installed games plus a couple that we downloaded because she has enjoyed them on Mom's iPad).
The hardware compares favorably with the Nexus 7 -- while the sensors are not quite as good (tilt is a little less sensitive), it has a full complement for any Android Tablet. With a parent mode and a kid mode, its possible to restrict access for older kids in school to school-related apps during their school day (using "kid" mode) and allow the fun stuff at other times by enabling parent mode. At half of the cost for an iPad, this is seen as a great deal from a parent with 3 kids.
To get the best value from this device it is necessary for the buyer to install the 3rd party app stores through the Fan-A-Tech app (like Amazon). To get Google Play installed takes some hacking.