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Remember how Pew found that non-Google and Amazon Android tablets almost doubled their market share from 2011 to 2012? The Verge may have found the reason:

According to the MIT Technology Review, the OLPC organization dropped off crates full of Motorola Xoom tablets to two villages close to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Dear Africa: please accept these “Detroit Tigers, World Series Champs – 2012” t-shirts and Motorola Xooms. Love, America.

(Truthfully, if it helps these kids, I think it’s a great idea.)