I had initially thought that One Laptop per Child was licensing the XO brand and lending their cachet to a new education tablet, but that's not quite the case. In using the XO Learning tablet I felt like there were signs that this tablet had a connection to past OLPC work even though I was told elsewhere that OLPC didn't develop any of the software themselves. The XO Learning software was clearly not finished, so it was difficult to make any judgements about the features or educational possibilities.
This 7" tablet will be running Android 4.1 with the new XO Learning skin on top. My list of specs are still incomplete, but right now I know this tablet will have a dual-core 1.6GHz Marvell CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 2MP and 1.3MP cameras, and Wifi.
I was also told that this tablet would ship with Google Play in addition to the curated content and app sources available via XO Learning. It is due to hit Walmart store shelves sometime this Summer.
All in all this tablet looks like it could be a solid entry into the educational tablet market.