[IAEP] XO-4 Questions After Viewing CES video

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Fri Jan 11 00:19:05 EST 2013

   My apologies, I thought you were talking about this afternoon's video,
not that one.   Yes that is the XO-4 (although with a clear bottom unit).

I believe Mike pegged the Sesame Street answer.

We are getting the Sugar for the XO-4 from Sugarlabs, and I don't
think they've made any startling changes to the Journal.   This is just
a new spin on it.   I don't know how to delete an entry from the Journal,
do you ?


On Jan 10, 2013, at 11:46 PM, John Watlington wrote:

> On Jan 10, 2013, at 10:54 PM, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
>> I finally found the video done by Giulia D'Amico today about the XO-4 at CES. Watch it and see if you also have questions. Below you will find some of mine. Add yours below and pass it on.
>> http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/marvel-olpc-4-0-ces-hands-on/
>> Can anyone verify any of these ?
> Please don't confuse the XO Learning Tablet with anything else OLPC is or has been
> doing.   No one within the OLPC engineering or learning teams had any part
> in the development of the XO Learning Tablet hardware or software.
> They completely downplayed the XO-4 Touch Laptop in that presentation.
>> It sounded like she said some content from Sesame Street and others would be included in Sugar on the XO-4. Is this correct?
> No, I don't believe so.   She was talking about content on the XO Learning Tablet (under Android).
>> She mentions the Journal as a means of "Parental Control." Does this mean the XO-4 may be marketed to individuals?
> Again, she was talking about the XO Learning Tablet, which will be marketed to individuals
> (exclusively through Wallmart.)   Unfortunately, there is still no plan to market XO-4 Touch to
> individuals.
>> She said the child cannot remove things from the Journal. Does this mean it will be locked? Can a teacher or parent remove things?
> No idea.   We were all surprised at the notion of the Journal as parental control.
>> I notice that Tam Tam is still included. Has anyone managed to make the touch-screen standard type musical keyboard available as I have been suggesting?  If so... I want to "test drive" it!  If not, I hope it is in development and want to be a "beta tester"
> Me too!   More recent versions of the XO-4 touchscreen firmware should allow
> a many-finger keyboard.   I hope someone with an XO-4 is working on a demo!
> I'm surprised to hear that there is an Android version of Tam Tam.
> My guess is that it is a similar Android app.
> Regards,
> wad

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