Google has announced the launch of Android tablets with Google Play for Education on Wednesday in the United States. Nexus 7 is the first tablet to arrive with Google Play for Education built-in and it is now available directly to schools, so there is no open-market availability at this point.
Google has also revealed that two more tablets ASUS Transformer Pad (a 10” tablet) and the HP Slate 8 Pro (an 8” tablet) will be available next year with Google Play for Education.
“Google Play for Education is an extension of Google Play designed for schools. Here educators can discover apps approved by teachers for teachers, as well as educational videos and a collection of classic books for their classroom. Teachers can search for approved apps by grade, subject and standard, including Common Core, pay using a purchase order, and deploy the content to students instantly,” Google noted in a blog post.
Pricing: Nexus 7 – $259, Asus Transformer Pad – $279, both prices include Management, support, & Google Play for Education cost. There is no word on HP Slate 8 Pro price at this point.