Expect the improved Aakash-2 to launch soon
It has been long, but still people had to hear wait for the upgraded Aakash tablet. Earlier, it was the first model and now the new version of Aakash gets into same production delays for which the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has made an official announcement that it will be launched “very soon”.
This upgraded version promises to provide faster processor and improved battery life as compared to what the earlier model offered. In fact, all the features are better than its predecessor. It was the time when a low cost computer’s idea was taken out, but the world rejected the plan stating that India would not be able to make it. It was India’s HRD ministry that committed to come up with Aakash project and delivered the result as first version of Aakash just for Rs. 2,276.
In his statement Kapil Sibal said that Aakash 2 has already rolled out and provides 3 hours of battery life, 800 MHz processor, good internet access that can be used anywhere, and capacitive touch screen. The distribution process has already begun and the device would be formally very soon.
This improved version has been inaugurated at the IIT-Bombay in the month of June by Kapil Sibal. He said in his statement that it was the dream and as a HRD minister he asked himself can he provide a tablet to the students in India that comes for very reasonable price so all children can afford it. Aakash was planned for students and so it includes best technology with vast availability of information and study materials. Students can access books, browse internet and download contents by sitting wherever they are.
The HRD minister had announced in June that total 100,000 upgraded tablets of Aakash 2 will be delivered to the engineering colleges. The deliveries of this model were expected to commence in July. However, the delay is still experienced where the minister has announced to make it available soon.
Whatever be the consequences, one thing is very clear that when Aakash was introduced, the entire nation gave it a high-five and appreciated it as a low cost Android-tablet. However, its continuous delays have brought mixed results where other manufacturer’s took chance and delivered low cost good featured Android-based tablets for consumers.
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