Ultra Low Cost Tablet Aakash 2 Launched with Specs

Its official, Aakash 2 has been launched recently by Datawind in association with India’s HRD Ministry. The first version of Aakash was a failure because it was too difficult to use because of the poor touch, very low processing speed and lagging non-optimized OS. But the present version of Aakash will prove to be a super upgrade over its predecessor.

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was present at the launch of the Tablet. This tablet is the world cheapest tablet and will be targeted towards the student community. This is a part of the Govt. of India to bring about a IT revolution in the country and enable economy challenged students to enjoy the computer world.

Let us now look at the Specs of Aakash 1 and then compare it with the new Aakash 2.

Aakash 1

  • 366 Mhz processor
  • 7″ Resistive touchscreen
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Aakash 2

  • 1 Ghz Cortex A8 processor
  • 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution : 800 x 480 pixel
  • 4GB (internal) flash memory
  • 512 MB of Ram
  • Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich
  • Front VGA Camera
  • WiFi

So as we compare the specs of both the tablets we find that the Aakash 2 is not just a improved version, its like a whole new tablet. We believe that the capacitive touchscreen and improved processing speed will help in a easier interaction with the tablet.

Price of Akash 2 Tables

Aakash 2 will be made available to the Indian Students at a subsidized price of Rs 1,130. Datawind is offering the tablet to Indian Govt. for Rs 2263. This means the commercial version will be priced around the same.


Excellent upgrade for the Aakash 1 and will definitely help the under-privileged student of India. By the specs it looks like an good device for such a low price. We would be able to say more when we get to review it.

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