Back in late August, Samsung announced a new version of the Galaxy Tab 3 specifically for kids. Dubbed Galaxy Tab 3 Kids (bet you didn't see that name coming), it's a festive-looking little gizmo with a kid-friendly form factor and easy-to-understand UI. And now you can download the kernel source code.


Normally, we would discuss how the source code allows developers to tweak the device's kernel, opening up a new world of possibilities for the device. But this is a kids' tablets. Not that things chance because this is a kids' tablet – just that, well, why would you want to tweak the kernel on a kids' tablet? I'm sure someone out there will need to overclock their four-year-old's tablet, but for most people, there will be no reason to hit the download button. Alas, at least it's available should the need for such a thing ever arise.

Samsung also released the source for a Galaxy S4 variant with the model number GT-i9507. We're not entirely sure what this model is, as the only thing we've heard about it thus far is a mention of it in a user agent profile about a month or so ago. So, if you want to see the code for some unknown GS4 variant, now you can.

Downloads: Galaxy Tab 3 Kids; GT-i9507

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • guest

    Breaking news.

  • ari_free

    I like the idea of giving a kid something they can figure out. This is what OLPC is about.

  • King Lo

    Anyone know where I can buy the kids' tab? It looks like it'll fit my need perfectly

  • “Always on” Fuck that i’m “Alw

    And no real stuff released regarding their crapynos 4 processors, hooray for still being a dick crapsung.