The Android operating system is one of the two primary operating systems for all mobile devices, including tablets, the other being Apple’s iOS. Of the two systems, Android is by far the largest in terms of market share and content, although the nature of the Android platform does mean that the market is more fragmented and not every app available will work on every tablet.
The Sprout Channel Cubby is an Android tablet, which gives it access to the entire Android ecosystem and app stores such as Google Play. This greatly increases the amount of content that can be installed on the tablet, some of it for free. Parents can determine, using the parental controls, what content their child has access to from the store. The tablet runs 4.4 KitKat out of the box.