Browse Definitions :
Definition

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

Continue Reading About Aakash tablet computer

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • identity provider

    An identity provider is a system component that is able to provide an end user or internet-connected device with a single set of ...

  • firewall

    A firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or leave a ...

  • encryption

    Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

Close