Having come clean on the notion way back in December 2009, One Laptop per Child and Marvell unveiled the OLPC XO 3.0 tablet at the CES 2012. Apart from this, the OLPC XO 1.75 laptop will begin shipping to school students in Nicaragua and Uruguay by March this year.
The two aforementioned companies have joined forces to deliver what they describe as an affordable, low-power, and rugged tablet which is designed for classrooms all around the world. The technical highlights of the OLPC XO 3.0 tablet include its ARM-based Armada PXA618 SOC processor along with the Avastar Wi-Fi SOC. Also, it supports both Android as well as Linux operating systems and can be powered with help from solar panels and more.
“Marvell is committed to improving education–and the human condition-around the world through innovative technology for smartphones, tablets and a myriad of new cloud-delivered services. Partnering with One Laptop per Child is one way we can deliver a revolution where it matters most-to benefit children in some of the poorest places on the planet,” commented Tom Hayes, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Marvell and a member of the OLPC advisory board. “Marvell has been with One Laptop per Child from the start and we’re doing whatever it takes to help the organization realize its mission of providing meaningful educational opportunities to the 500 million school-aged children around the world.”
In addition to the standard one, the XO 3.0 tablet as well as the XO 1.75 laptop features an optional Pixel Qi display that is readable in sunlight. What’s more, the laptop is also incorporated with the Armada PXA618 SOC processor which apparently promises half the power consumption while maintaining the performance offered by its predecessor, the XO 1.5.
Unfortunately, the OLPC XO 3.0 tablet release date and price details have not been disclosed as yet.