Walmart's new self-branded Android tablets take on Amazon's Fire family

Walmart's new self-branded Android tablets take on Amazon's Fire family
Whats started as a rumor several months ago has become reality this week: Walmart's new lineup of self-branded Android tablets. Revealed earlier today, the so-called Walmart Onn tablets are now available for purchase online and in most Walmart locations across the US.

As far the pricing goes, there are two tablets that Walmart is currently selling in the US, 8-inch Walmart Onn and the 10.1-inch Walmart Onn. The smaller model is available for purchase for $65, whereas the bigger slate costs $80. Walmart has a third Android tablet in the pipeline, which is said to include a keyboard accessory, but we don't know when it's going to be released.

As you can imagine, these are entry-level tablets that comes with low-power processors and just 2GB RAM. The good news is both come with 16GB internal memory, so you'll have plenty of storage for your data since it's hard to believe that you'll use it for photos. The tablets come with 2-megapixel rear-facing cameras and VGA selfie snappers.

One important thing that differentiate the Onn tablets from Amazon's Fire lineup is the fact that Walmart has decided to include all Google's apps and services, such as Play Store, Gmail, Maps, and many more.

Well, it's good that there's competition in the lower bracket as well so that customers can choose the products that better suit their needs. Are you going to check Walmart's self-branded Android tablets?

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7 Comments

1. vgking9699

Posts: 126; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Lol All these childish android tablets is what killed of android flagships cuz it created the mind set that all android tablets were just for kids but then so many users only wanted apps they could get for free so then app developers left android and flocked to iOS where users actually pay for apps and in app purchases which gives them real motivation to keep developing apps which is all why the app market for android tablets sucks ass and it full of mostly phone apps and pre installed kid modes Android is the Leapfrog of tablets!

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You talk about apps and app developers that left Android to go to iOS. That's a joke and a half. With Android developers can make a new app that supports both smartphones and tablets. It's the main reason why Android can support foldable devices. iOS can even do that. As a matter of fact Apple encourages it's developers to make separate iPhone apps and iPad apps. Google and Android encouraged it's developers to make one app that supports both. Since these inexpensive tablets also include Google Assistant. Then users can run Google Assistant apps as well. Plus Google Assistant now supports interactive canvas, which Google Assistant developers can now write AI voice apps that communicate with web apps (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS). Apple doesn't even have anything close to what Google Assistant can do. Nor does Apple even support smart displays. iOS developers can't even make dedicated voice apps for Apple's one and only overpriced HomePod. You should actually take a look at Android again, especially since you proved to me and the rest of the world, that you don't know much about Android.

2. DroidTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

That's a good way to spread the joy which is Android to a wider range of people. GG Walmart :)

7. Pssst3

Posts: 4; Member since: May 23, 2019

An Android tablet with "just 2GB of RAM" has twice the RAM of most new 8" Android tablets. If they truly support Google Maps with offline GPS, they will be better than any new tablets priced under $150.

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