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Owners of the Nickelodeon Edition of the kid-friendly Nabi 2 tablet have probably been somewhat jealous of their non-Nick counterparts, which got an over-the-air update back in December which added compatibility with the Google Play Store. Or maybe it's just the parents of the owners who care. In either case, the Nickelodeon Edition Nabi 2 now has access to the Play Store courtesy of the latest OTA.

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In addition to the Google Play Store (accessible in "Mommy or Daddy Mode"), version 2 of the software adds Wings Explorer, a huge collection of basic reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons aimed at kids. Google Play Services is also included, so the tablet has access to all the usual Google goodies like Gmail, Maps, Docs, and what have you. There's also at least one bug fix for the proprietary Treasure Box application.

Assuming you're in the adult mode, updating the Nabi 2 Nickelodeon Edition is exactly the same as any other Android tablet: head to the main Settings menu, tap "About Tablet," then "Update." Nabi says that the update file is an impressive 800MB, so you may need to free up some space on the relatively small 8GB storage drive. The software is still the somewhat outdated Android 4.1, so you may have some issues running some recent applications (but most games and kid-friendly apps should be fine). Enjoy.

Source: Nabi Support

Michael Crider
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  • Fiorta

    Wish they'd do the same for the nabijr

  • Cherokee4life

    FYI Android Police. The other Nabi tablets got an update yesterday as well. I'll forward you the e-mail.

    • Lucas Laws

      The email I got for my kid's Nabi 2's just said they were changing their payment system. Not newsworthy IMO

    • Kori

      The other nabis have already had updates available. The email was only for making sure your nabi is fully updated because their method of payment will be changing soon.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, those are all old. I got the same email.

  • Gav456

    Was buzzing when my lad's nabi jr. Got updated yesterday, less so when I realised there was no gApps =/ (plus I smashed the screen on my nexus 5 - not a good day)

    • Angela

      What's included in the update, Gav? Time Controls? *crosses fingers*

      • Gav456

        Copied from the nabi email I received:

        "Additions:

        Mini Mogul™: Discover a world filled with unique cultures and characters! In Mini Mogul, your child can learn how to farm, craft, cook and build a village you can truly call your own!
        Device setup: New process to align with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act’s (COPPA) to protect children’s privacy.
        nabi Sync™ WiFi + USB version.
        Enhancements:

        Stabilizes 3rd party applications.
        Enhancements to adding child’s information in Switch Kids.
        Fixes:

        Fixes to prevent unchecking apps in Add Apps.
        Fixes to switching kids issue in Chore List."

  • chris

    It's ironic I've been waiting for my nabi 2 nick edition to be exchanged under the one year warranty and I just got it back today the same day the update became available and I just updated it....my daughter is going to be soooo happy...seeing the look on her face will be priceless and give me the most joy

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    Wow, kids these days have their "very own" Nickelodeon Edition tablets with OTAs and shit!
    When I was that age, I used to eat mud and all! :/