DATE: August 2012, For Immediate Release

TabPilot Android Management System for schools adds support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, and select third-party tablets.

Today TabPilot Learning Systems announced support for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.  This comes in conjunction with the addition of support for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, which runs this latest version of the Android operating system.  The recently-released Nexus 7 has a 7-inch, high-resolution screen at 1280 X 800 resolution, and is powered by a powerful quad-core processor and 12-core graphics chip.  Its battery is rated for nine hours of multimedia use.

“The Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, represents a significant entry into the Android tablet market,” a TabPilot representative explained.  “With the release of a high-specification device like the Nexus 7 available for under $200, we wanted to be sure that TabPilot would support the device immediately, as the price would be very appealing to schools.”

The Nexus 7 marks the addition of the first device supported by the TabPilot system beyond the company’s own branded tablets.

In addition to the Nexus 7, TabPilot has announced that they will also be supporting select other third-party tablets, starting with the most popular models found in schools.  Schools purchasing non-TabPilot branded devices can request certification of their selected tablet for use with the system.

TabPilot is an Android management system designed to put teachers in control of the classroom use of tablets.  The cloud-based system allows teachers to use their web browsers to access the TabPilot Control Tower, where they configure the apps they want available for student use on the tablets.  The TabPilot Launch & Lock™ interface on the tablets replaces the standard Android desktop to provide an environment where students can launch only the apps configured by their teacher for a given class period and locks them out of other apps and system settings.

The TabPilot system is currently in beta, and the company is offering discounts to early adopters.  The product is offered by TabPilot Learning Systems, Inc.  More information can be found at www.tabpilot.com.