Asia Bizz: Datawind’s Aakash tablet – which has been termed as the world’s cheapest tablet – was announced two years back and had caused quite a stir. Now the tablet PC is back in news as its updates are expected to be launched in the upcoming weeks.

Reports say that the 7-inch cheap tablet will get the latest Android 4.0 upgrade along with the hardware version. Surprisingly, the update will be out before the launch of the latest version which is expected in the upcoming weeks.

The earlier version of Aakash had a 7-inch display along with an ARM 11 processor, 256 MB RAM, 2GB storage which could be extended up to 32 GB. The Aakash was powered by a 2.2 Android operating system with Wi Fi, USB connectivity.

The new Aakash tablet is expected to feature a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a faster single core, 800 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 2GB internal storage, 256 MB of RAM. Aakash is also expected to receive upgrades as the prices of the components drop.

Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of Datawind said that the device will be shipped with Android 2.3 OS, but will be upgraded to Android 4.0 six weeks after the launch.