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Published On: Fri, Nov 16th, 2012

India backs national education project with Aakash 2 tablet

The President of India has unveiled the latest Aakash tablet on 11 November, which is regarded as India’s National Education Day. With the introduction of this tablet, the country is once again trying to make low-cost tablets easily accessible to students across the nation.

The Indian president has released an upgraded version of the Aakash tablet, which is apparently known as the cheapest tablet computer in the world. In spite of its functionality as well as distribution problems that are faced by the earlier devices, people of India are looking forward to the new gadget.

Designed by UK-based Datawind, the low-cost Aakash 2 is packed with a longer battery life as well as is faster than its predecessors. If rumors are to be believed, the sale of this tablet will start in almost a week. The gadget will boost a price tag of Rs. 2,263.

Aakash 2 Tablet

According to an RTI request, it has been revealed that 572 of the first devices are distributed, which has reached to less than 20 colleges. Around 100,000 units of this tablets will be provided to students at colleges as well as universities at a subsidized price of Rs. 1,130 rupees.

The latest Aakash 2 has been unveiled by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on Sunday 11 November. The Government of India believes that low-cost tablets will play an important role in revolutionizing internet access across India.

Presently, there are almost 150 million internet users across the country, which is comparatively a smaller proportion of the country’s huge population of 1.2 billion.

The Aakash 2 boosts a 7 inches (18cm) screen and is powered by the latest Android software. In addition to this, the tablet has a battery life of three hours. This gadget has a processing speed of 800 MHz and 800×480 pixels. It has a memory of 512MB memory as well. The tablet boosts a SD card slot and a USB port. In addition, it works over wi-fi.

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