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Aakash tablet computer

Aakash is a government-subsidized Android tablet computer developed by the Indian Institute of Technology in conjunction with a UK-based company called DataWind. The commercial version of the Aakash tablet is called UbiSlate.

Aakash tablets are made available to students by the Indian government at vastly subsidized rate of Rs 1,750 (approximately $31.63 US dollars). The initiative to make low-cost Internet-capable devices available to students supports the National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology's goal to improve Internet connectivity between colleges and universities.

Aakash was officially launched on October 5, 2011 by the Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Kapil Sibal. The original tablet runs Android 2.2 OS, is powered by a 366 MHz processor and has a 7-inch touch screen.  The second version of the tablet, known as Aakash-II, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has 2GB flash storage, 256 MB RAM, a 800Mhz processor and improved multi-touch screen. Aakash-2 will be available to students at a subsidized price of Rs 2,263 (approximately $39 U.S. dollars.)

See also: $100 laptop

 

This was last updated in July 2012

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