The much awaited low-cost tablet, the Aakash 2 has been officially launched by President Pranab Mukherjee and the Human Resources and Development (HRD) minister, MM Pallam Raju.
The Aakash 2 comes with improved specs as compared to its predecessor, the original Aakash tablet which was criticised for the inferior specs when it was launched.
The Aakash 2 will be available for Rs.1130 to students and Datawind, the makers of the will make the tablet available to engineering college students and universities for starters and it will be subsequently distributed to others.
The Aakash 2 arrives with a 7-inch Capacitive display which is a welcome change as the original Aakash arrived with a Resistive display. The internal of the tablet have also been upped and Aakash 2 arrives with a 1 GHz processor designed on ARM Cortex A8 architecture and is couple with a 512 MB RAM.
There will be 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded via a microSD slot. The Aakash 2 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is a huge jump for the tablet as the older tablet arrived with Android 2.2 Froyo OS on-board. Wi-Fi connectivity has been included in the tablet and this time it also arrives with a front-facing camera this time which users can use for video chat.
The Aakash 2 will be available for other buyers as the Ubislate 7Ci which was launched back in September alongside the UbiSlate 7Ri, 7R+, and the 7C+. Users can buy it for Rs.4,499 from Datawind’s website.