There are multiple differences between Tanoshi computers and Chromebooks, including:
1) Tanoshi computers are powered by Android and support full Android 7.0 (for the 2-in-1) or Android 10.0 (Scholar) functionality whereas Chromebooks are powered by Chrome OS. The Android OS on Tanoshi computers is the same as what can be found on a smartphone or standalone tablet.
2) Tanoshi computers can run all 3+ million native Android apps from the Google Play Store, including all the latest games and educational apps.
Both the 2-in-1 and Scholar computers can run millions of apps available in the Play Store. The 2-in-1 runs Android 7.0, and Scholar runs Android 10. Check your favorite app for device and OS compatibility. Google apps and kids coding apps come pre-installed, as well as Google Family Link for parental controls.
Note: Tanoshi computers default to permitting only "E - Everyone" rated apps from the Play Store, and parents may need to modify these settings for certain apps. See App Troubleshooting for more details.
Both the 2-in-1 and Scholar computers are the perfect choice for schoolwork and educational enrichment. Most school apps and websites, including Google Classroom, are compatible with Android 7.0 (2-in-1) and Android 10 (Scholar)
For a review of Google Classroom written for parents, see this excellent guide from Common Sense Media.
Some SSO (single sign-on) apps such as Clever and iReady may have compatibility issues with Android computers. Check with your kid's school technology office if you are unsure whether your school uses these systems.
Every school system and classroom is a bit different in the tools they use, and unfortunately we do not provide support for Google Classroom or other district-specific technologies. Please contact us if you have questions before or after your purchase, and we will help out as much as we can!
We make it easy! It takes about 10-15 minutes and you'll need to create a Google account for your kid. Visit the Getting Started section of our FAQ for details on setting up your device for the first time.
Tanoshi computers are designed with safety and accountability in mind. Parents using the Family Link app can configure SafeSearch, enable or disable search and web browsing, and monitor search and browsing history.
Please note that these filters are not perfect, so explicit, graphic, or other content you may not want your child to see makes it through sometimes. We recommend reviewing app settings, and the settings and tools Family Link offers, to decide what is right for your family. See Google Family Link for more information.
Yes, Google Family Link is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It is compatible with Android devices running versions 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and iPhones running iOS9 and higher.
Yes, all Tanoshi computers come with a One Year Limited Warranty. For an additional fee, you can also select to add an Extended Warranty which will cover accidental damage. Extended Warranty must be registered within 30 days of your purchase.
Dozens of languages are supported, including Spanish. Select the language of your choice on the first page of setup, as soon as your device is turned on for the first time. Note that some apps may not support all language selections.