North Korea Rolls Out Android Tablet of Their Own

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News Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012 1:12 PM
It would appear that North Korea wants a piece of the Android tablet action and has developed an open-source slate of its own. Based on pictures floating around in the press, North Korea's Android tablet is well beyond the early stages and, if not a finished product, looks to be a very advanced prototype.

A picture was taken of the country's full size tablet at a trade fair in Pyongyang and published by The Wall Street Journal's "Korea Realtime" blog. Details are tight lipped at this point, but it's clear the slate is running Android, which would be legal since it's an open source platform, though any proprietary Google apps that may appear on the slate would be a violation of Google's rights. Gmail and Google Play are two such apps that require approval before slapping them on a tablet.

credit: Associated Press                            

While it's tough to speculate on this sort of thing, it appears North Korea's tablet is aimed at consumers. The hardware, Android build, price, and release date are all unknown at this time.
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RWilliams replied on Fri, Sep 28 2012 1:27 PM

I'd have to imagine that if this is for consumers, NK wouldn't even dream of loading it up with the Play Store. I could only imagine someone downloading the wrong thing and winding up in a concentration camp for it.

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lipe123 replied on Fri, Sep 28 2012 2:44 PM

Yes I'm pretty sure all the tablet will be able to do is play propaganda video and come preloaded with brainwashing apps.

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Sep 28 2012 7:29 PM

This should be of great benefit to the dear leader and the other few families that actually have electricity.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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That photo shows another fine example of a vibrant and healthy North Korea presented to us through the partnership of the KCNA and Associated Propaganda. Just look at the expression on this girl's face...

You can tell right away an Android based tablet is coming her way pretty damn soon. Lucky girl.

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