Today the latest version of the budget Aakash 2 Android tablet has been unveiled in India, which will be sold to Indian students at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130 around $21.
Aakash 2 is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor supported by 512MB of
RAM and is equipped with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, and
will run Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.
Other features of the new Aakash 2 Android tablet include 4Gb of onboard storage, a microSD card slot, USB port and 3,000 mAh battery, The Android OS website explains:
"According to Deccan Chronicle,
Indian Government has chosen 244 engineering colleges in the country
that will work as remote centres for "Aakash in Education” programme,
coordinated by IIT-Mumbai under the National Mission on Education
through ICT (NME-ICT). The programme will cover all engineering colleges
in due course.”
The commercial Aakash 2 with SIM data and
smartphone support will have a retail price of Rs.2,999 around $54.52
for the GPRS version and Rs.4,499 or $81.80 for the 3G version.
Source: AndroidOS : Engadget : VentureBeat, Deccan Chronicle, Yahoo