The popular Indian tablet Aakash 2, which is the revamped version of the earlier Aakash, is now all set to be launched in the month of August. The device which is terms as the world’s cheapest tablet has been priced at ₹2,263.
The interesting part is that the tablet will be powered by the popular Android Ice Cream Sandwich which will have a 2GB flash storage with a 256 MB RAM and a 800 Mhz processor. The earlier version of Aakash was severely criticised by the users for being slow and overall bad quality.
The earlier device was manufactured by UK based company Datawind along with IIT Rajasthan. Later some problems surfaced between the two as the IIT Rajasthan wanted the tablet to be water proof and loaded with military style specifications.
But the specifications were not approved by Datawind due to which the project development was handed over to IIT Bombay. As the launch of the next generation of Aakash approached, HRD minister Kapil Sibal is confident about the device and wants it to reach to the masses. Datawind has not contracted to deliver 100,000 tablets in the next six months. The features of the new Aakash include, 7 inch capacitive display, Wi Fi and GPRS support with micro SD card and USB port.