New Upgraded Aakash-2 Tablet To Be Launched In May

New Upgraded Aakash-2 Tablet To Be Launched In May
New Upgraded Aakash-2 Tablet To Be Launched In May

The Aakash Tablet, which was launched on 5th october 2011, will get an update in the month of may 2012. Mr. Kapil Sibal said that “The second version of Aakash will be launched in May.”

The Aakash is a low-cost tablet computer with a 7-inch touch screen, ARM 11 processor and 256 MB RAM running under the Android 2.2 operating system. It has two universal serial bus (USB) ports and delivers high definition (HD) quality video.  For running applications it access the Independent Getjar market rather then the popular android market.

Whats New In Aakash-2 Tablet?

It is claimed to be 3 times faster then the old version. Some of the basic issues which were faced in Aakash tablet, are supposed to be fixed in this update. The prices are not yet cleared, but we can assume that it will be costlier than the older avatar of this Tablet.

Battery: 3200m AH Battery with 3 hours Backup.

Processor: 700 MHz cortex a8 Processor.

Touch Screen: Captive Touch Screen.

Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream.

Storage: Upgradable  to 32GB

Price:  Unclear.

The production of the Aakash-2 tablet was delayed due to the conflicts between Datawind (creators of Aakash Tablet) and Quad Electronics (contract Manufacturers) over some payment issues.

Aakash tablet was developed as part of the country’s aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program. Originally projected as a “$35 laptop”, the device will be sold to the Government of India at US$50 until further orders are received to obtain the $35 committed price, and will be distributed to university students for free. A commercial version of Aakash is currently marketed as UbiSlate 7+ at a price of $60.

Source: The Hindu, WikiPedia