Aakash not out of the door yet, Indian government already talking about Aakash 2
The world’s cheapest Android tablet, Aakash, has not made it to large-scale deployment yet but that is not stopping the Indian government from already talking about its next version, the Hindustan Times reports. It might not come as a surprise to many but the 500 students who received the Aakash for testing were not pleased with the device, complaining of overheating, slow processor and limited access to apps. As a result, Aakash 2 will have a 800MHz processor (up from 366MHz) and 1GB of RAM (up from 256MB), a front-facing camera and better touchscreen. The government hopes to achieve all this for the price of the first-generation Aakash, Rs 2,276! What’s more, it hopes to launch this tablet by February next year. It is unclear what happened to the 10 million units of Aakash the government had planned to buy and distribute to students across the country. It is also unclear whether DataWind will be the vendor for the next version too.