April 10, 2013
Under their partnership programme, Doctor Web and Benesse Corporation agreed that Dr.Web for Android will be made available pre-installed on the sought-after Challenge Tablet devices.
Beginning this month, which coincided with the start of Japan’s new academic year, secondary school students have been using these tablets for a distance-learning programme run by Benesse Corporation.
Today, Dr.Web for Android is popular among users not only in Russia but also far beyond its borders – in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Japan and the USA. In all these countries installations of Dr.Web for Android number in the hundreds of thousands. The total number of Dr.Web for Android users so far is around 20 million.
Dr.Web for Android is already pre-installed on some mobile devices in Russia. Doctor Web’s partnership programme with Seiko Instruments Inc., which got under way in February, marked the OEM product’s début on a major international market. Customers who purchase Dayfiler electronic dictionaries automatically have Dr.Web for Android Light at their disposal.
About Challenge Tablet
Challenge Tablet devices have been specifically designed by Benesse Corporation for secondary school students who use them for the company’s distance-learning courses. These tablets can be used along with conventional textbooks. Models differ in screen size, settings, and the availability of a folding stand. With Dr.Web for Android pre-installed on the tablets, students can safely use them. Content can be filtered and usage time can be restricted.
The diversified company provides products and services that educate children, inform parents, and care for the elderly. The company's education division, which accounts for nearly 60% of sales, provides correspondence course, exam prep services, and classroom education, to Japanese children from infancy through high school. Through Benesse Style Care the company operates nursing homes throughout Japan, as well as senior day care and temporary health care staffing services. Benesse Corporation also publishes magazines aimed primarily at women. Its Berlitz International subsidiary provides language training throughout the world.