After a year of the release of a tablet which did not keep its promises the HRD ministry of Govt of India has Launched Aakash 2 tablet at a price of Rs. 1130. It was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of National Education Day i.e. 10 Nov 2012.
Aakash 2.0 has many new features as compared to the previous one which was trashed by people last year after its release. Aakash 2.0 has a processor of 1 GHz which is three times faster as compared to its predecessor, It has seven inch capacitive touch screen and should normally run for three hours. It runs on Linux operating System and can do Aadhar authentication and can also control a robot from distance.
Aakash 2 Tablet Specifications
Datawind , the manufacturer of Aakash tablet in their press release said that Aakash 2.0 is available in the market as Ubislate 7Ci at a price of Rs. 4,499. According to Datawind chief executive officer Suneet Tuli ” They provide Aakash 2 to the HRD ministry of Govt. of India at Rs. 2263. and then the govt. will subsidises the cost by 50 % and then sell it to students at Rs. 1130″.
Hardware and Software:
Aakash 2.0 is powered by 1 GHz cortex processor and 512 MB RAM. It’s software has been upgraded to Android Version 4.0 i.e Ice-Cream Sandwich. There is a front VGA camera to click videos or for live video chat on Internet etc. There is a 3.5 mm audio jack from which one can enjoy listening to music. Aakash 2.0 has Internal Memory of 4 GB and can be upgraded up to 32 GB. It also gives one touch access to Google Play from where you can download Applications and Games for Aakash 2.0.
Till now no applications have been developed which are made especially for Aakash . But now the teaching faculty at Indian Institute of Technology have claimed that they have made several applications for Aakash tablet which will help Engineering students.
The Aakash 1 which was launched last year turned into a nightmare for many due to late deliveries or no deliveries and many didn’t got reply from the company about their order.
You can book Aakash 2 tablet here : Book Aakash 2.0 tablet
But this time Datawind has come up with something good. Now lets wait and watch how does Aakash 2 Tablet plays in the market.
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