Walmart is reportedly planning to launch its own Android tablet
Walmart is reportedly planning to release its own low cost android tablet under its in-house ONN brand, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed to Bloomberg. The report claims the device will be manufactured by a Chinese supplier, run on Android, and it’s expected to be aimed at kids.
This is an another attempt by the company to establish itself in the electronics space after it released a Walmart-branded lineup of gaming PCs and laptops last year under its new Overpowered brand.
The upcoming Android tablet is reportedly said to be an budget version. Its main competitor will be Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10. However, Amazon’s tablets run on its own Amazon Fire OS, and don’t have access to a huge range of Android apps. So if Walmart’s tablets run on stock Android, this could be a key advantage for it.
Now the reports from Bloomberg’s doesn’t mention pricing or availability for Walmart’s new tablets, but since at least one of them has already been certified by the Federal Communications Commission, they shouldn’t be too far away from release.