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.
The 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.