It was reported not too long ago that Walmart would soon launch its own-brand cheap Android tablets that would compete with Amazon’s Fire tablets which have long been the gold standard of cheap Android tablets. Released under its in-house Onn brand, Walmart is selling one 8 inch and two 10.1 inch tablets. Prices start at just $64.
The 8 inch model is understandably the cheapest at $64. There’s a 10.1 inch model for $79 while another 10.1 inch model comes with a detachable keyboard for $99. The specs are fairly low with all three tablets sporting a 800×1280 pixel resolution display, a 1.3GHz quadcore processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. There’s even a 2 megapixel rear and 0.3 megapixel front camera.
These are obviously not meant for people who are looking to get some serious work done on their tablets. They will, however, be a good option for kids or for the casual user who doesn’t want to do more than check their email and watch YouTube.
What sets them apart from Amazon’s Fire tablets is that they come with Android 9 Pie out of the box and it appears to be a fairly vanilla build. On the other hand, the Fire tablets run a heavily forked version of Android. Also unlike the Fire tablets, Walmart’s offerings come with the Google Play Store and all of Google’s other services such as Google Maps, Duo, Gmail, etc. These tablets are now available for purchase online and from Walmart locations across the country.
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