The report offers a high-level step-by-step guide to deploying Android tablets (or really any tablet like an iPad is also applicable to an extent) that would be helpful to anyone considering a deployment.
KF: Every discussion around the educational use of iPads introduces the question "what about other platforms?". While this report indicates there were some very desireable outcomes there is a strong suggestion that the technology employed was fraught with technical issues:
"Although Android devices have a number of desirable qualities, including a lower cost and an open ecosystem for apps, the relative immaturity of the Android ecosystem prevents us from being able to recommend Android devices for school implementations at this time."
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Microsoft launches bid to compete with Apple in tablet market with new devices that will run versions of forthcoming OS...
KF: Too little, too late? Will be interesting to see how they approach marketing this. I suspect enterprise deployments may be their most lucrative if they can build belief that this will be a quality addition to a Windows SOE. Sadly, the "Surface" name ressurects memories of their Space Invader tables of a few years ago...