The President of India has announced this weekend that a new cheaper version of the Aakash tablet this week across the country will be in stores. The new version of the ‘student tablet will cost 32 euros and has excellent specifications, especially if you keep in mind the price.
The Aakash 2 runs on Android 4.0 (ICS) and has a 1 GHz single-core processor under the hood. Furthermore, the tablet has 4 GB of internal memory and 512 MB RAM. The 7-inch display has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. This hardware obviously can not compete with the big boys like the Galaxy Tab or the iPad, but the device is not intended for.
The Aakash project is education and access for all throughout India accessible, especially students are an important target group. Therefore, this week, at least 20,000 copies to high schools and universities donated by the government. Furthermore, students with a grant from the government the device even for 16 euros buy.