Not all Androids are alike, but most tablets running an Android operating system (OS) do come close in their specifications. Ematic offers models with the latest 4.0 OS, as well as lower-priced 2.1 and 2.2 OS products. Tablets loaded with the Android 4.0 ICS, or Ice Cream Sandwich in the dessert-themed naming system, have a dual-core 1 GHz to 1.2 GHz CPU processor and 4 GB to 8 GB of built-in Flash memory.
All of Ematic's tablets are either 7-inch (17.78-centimeters) or 10-inch (25.4-centimeters) models and the newest weigh in at about 1.4 pounds (0.635 kilograms). Built-in Wi-Fi, enhanced 3-D capabilities, a three-axis gyroscope or G Sensor for improved motion-sensing, expandable storage, HDMI connection, and capacitive, multi-touch screens make for a well-outfitted tablet. With the SD card and additional options for cloud storage, some tablets can handle up to 32 GB of data [source: Ematic].
Newer models in the eGlide Prism and eGlide Pro series are noteworthy not only for their 8 GB of storage but also for their 4:3 ratio display, which is the same as that used for Apple's iPad. Most Androids feature a 16:9 widescreen display, but many prefer the 4:3 for surfing, reading and day-to-day use though not for viewing movies on a tablet [source: McElhearn].
One unique model within Ematic's impressive selection of tablets also deserves mentioning. Although it isn't the most loaded model with the most up-to-date operating system, the FunTab for kids comes in blue, purple, black, green, red, pink or orange and does everything you expect a tablet to do for less than $100. Reviews are mixed on this one, with some parents raving and others not so thrilled, so testing the product and researching are probably advisable.
And what exactly can the other Ematic tablets do? We'll list some features next.