Is the LeapFrog Epic an Android Tablet?

Android LogoThe Android operating system is one of the two main systems used in tablets, the other being Apple’s iOS. If a tablet uses Android, it can have access to a wide range of different content. LeapFrog have been manufacturing children’s educational tablets for years, but they have not made ones using Android. Instead, their tablets have used their own operating systems.

The LeapFrog Epic is different, however. This tablet does run on Android, or at least is based around Android – Android being an open source operating system. The version it is based around is Android 4.4.

However, this is not a pure Android tablet and cannot be used as such. Parental controls and educational uses are still the paramount concern for LeapFrog’s tablets and this is no exception. It lacks access to Google Play, although the Amazon Appstore can still be installed. It also does not have access to the full range of apps, as would be seen in a less secure tablet.