The second version (third in a way) of the low-cost tablet meant for students, which never seems to reach the students, was announced at a press event earlier today. Dubbed as Aakash 2, the tablet will be sold to students across India for a subsidized price of INR 1132.

Aakash 2 features a 1GHz processor, Android 4.0, seven-inch capacitive display and will give four hours of battery backup.

Indian president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the device at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi and the launch event was attended by hundreds of teachers across the country through online video conferencing.

There is still no clarity on how the tablet is going to be distributed to the students in the country. We are trying to find out and will update the post accordingly.

Update: According to Deccan Chronicle, Indian Government has chosen 244 engineering colleges in the country that will work as remote centres for “Aakash in Education” programme, coordinated by IIT-Mumbai under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT). The programme will cover all engineering colleges in due course.

Aakash 2 key features:

  • 7-inch capacitive display
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 4GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • USB port
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Few images of the Akash 2 tablet :

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M.Shiva Chaitanya(4/4 MGIT