This android phone designed absolutely for kids at MWC 2018 looks like more for parents. Not to complain parents when it comes to latest gadgets and their extensive use by children. Well, now it looks like a Spanish company named EscudoWeb is considering on the “think about the children” coach of thought with their smartphone designed absolutely for children.
At MWC 2018, the company presented its newest project that is called the “phoneKid”, an Android smartphone specifically for children.
The company creates educational products, but this time they come up with an android phone which lets parents to order when and how the youngsters use their smartphone.
You must have remembered that some time ago, Facebook also released Messenger Kids, an alternative of the messaging app that is, the same as the name suggests, for kids.
However, this time you didn’t need not to be worry about the extensive use of this smartphone by children as it runs on a customized version of Android which lets parents distantly control their child’s device at any given time by means of an app.
Moreover, a parent will be capable to provide their kids a right to use apps of their choice or set up profiles to give access to a set of apps.
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For instance, if you turn on the “Study mode” profile, your kid will just have access education-related apps, like Calculator, Word etc.
Interestingly, you could also block the home screen on the child’s phone and swapped it with a command, in order to tell your kid what to do next. So next time little one forgot to do the homework, his smartphone will dole out as a constant reminder for him to do homework first.
Moreover, there are some built-in restrictions to stop you child from pulling out mischief to take back control of the phone.
On the other hand, tracking mechanism of phone cannot be disabled, and the device itself cannot be switched off by hand.
Who is the target audience for this phone?
To be honest, no kid will be keen to own a smartphone, knowing that a parent has complete control over it. Well, the phone isn’t going to be low-priced; taking into consideration it runs a customized version of Android.
He target customer is certainly those parents who want to keep control on their children’s activities while using a smartphone. Although we understand the rationale behind a phone that offers a secure environment for kids we all make out how wonderful the open internet can get at times. So, do we really need to be putting smartphones in kids’ hands? Furthermore how secure is the phone, exactly? Well, only time will tell. So, in order to know how much exactly it is save for children, we have to wait to come this phone into market.