Akash2 cheepest, tablet PC in the world to receive Android 4.0
Akash 2, an updated version of the original tablet is on Android 4.0 OS will be updated.
News: Akash, the world’s cheapest Tablet PC has been launched in India in October 2011 to life. It comes with a price of Rs 2276 only. However, the government will supply the tablet students at a subsidized price of 1,500 rupees. Six months after the launch of the tablet by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), only a few hundred units have come to the students, but that’s another story.
Datawind, the company is responsible for the supply of the pill, is now working on the updated version of the Akash is all set to two or three weeks. The key is that the update gets Google’s Android as Akash 2 Ice Cream Sandwich OS 4.0 announced.
The second generation pill, they are 17.8 cm (7 inches) capacitive multi-touch screen and a faster single-core ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 800 MHz. Although the unit is shipped with Android 2.3, Android 4.0 will be upgraded to 6 to 8 weeks after birth, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind told Computerworld.“Product development is completed and deliveries are expected to begin in about two Akash two to three weeks,” Tuli was quoted as saying.
Datawind has worked with Akash IIT Bombay for 2 people. The company will supply the pill for the government this month. Speaking of the first version of the tablet, IIT Rajasthan Tuli recently blamed for the failure of the project. The company had 10,000 IIT Rajasthan devices as part of an initial order of 1,00,000 tablets available. IIT Rajasthan, the nodal agency for implementing the project, the rejection of the tablet has been accused of prejudice and based on the methodology of scientific analysis. Datawind says IIT Rajasthan put barricades in an attempt to “encourage other companies.”
Tuli also reported that the company was given the initial order of 100,000 units, up to 2 Akash. “Is satisfied by the order of 100,000 units, tender MHRD tablets. We will bid again,” says Tuli.