One of the biggest problems with buying a tablet lacking Google certification is that users may not have full access to all the applications available on Mountain View's expansive Play store.
As some of you may recall, Ematic has been producing low-cost Android tablets for quite some time now, although none of its tablets were ever officially Google certified.
All of that is now changing, with the advent of the new Genesis Prime 7-inch Android Jelly Bean (4.1) tablet. The Ematic tablet is fully Google-certified, offering complete access to Google Play with primary services installed, including Chrome, Gmail, maps, and YouTube.
"With Google Play, we [Ematic] were able to bring an entirely new digital experience to our consumers," says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. "Intuitive and exciting, this tablet is ideal for work or play with faster web browsing capabilities and endless possibilities for entertainment."
Ematic has offered Android-powered tablets in the $80 price range before, specifically with its eGlide 4. However, as noted above, that particular tablet wasn't Google-certified.
The Genesis Prime is loaded with a 1.1 GHz processor paired with 4 GB of onboard storage. Tablet buyers also get 5 GB of cloud storage and the seven-inch screen supports multitouch.
In addition, the tablet features integrated Wi-Fi, a front VGA resolution camera and USB 2.0 port. A 3.5 mm audio jack supports headphones for private listening, while an internal battery promises 4.5-hours of use per charge. Certainly, the best part of the tablet is its price tag of $79.99. Interested? The tablet can be purchased on Amazon right now.