Back in July we first started hearing about an Android tablet in India that would cost $35 after a subsidy of about $10 from the Indian government. The goal is to get as many of these Android tablets into the hands of Indian students as possible.
The tablet, which goes by the name of Aakash 2 is set to release in the next two to three weeks but not before a quick hardware update. The newer version will feature a 7″ capacitive multitouch screen and a single core 800 mhz Cortex A8 processor. This upgraded version will ship with Android 2.3 but will get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich about 6-8 weeks after release. There goes those rumors that Android 4.0 needs a 1ghz processor right?
“The product development is complete and deliveries are expected to start for Aakash 2 in about two or three weeks,” Tuli told PCWorld in an email.
The original version of the tablet had Android 2.2, and a 366mhz processor. The Aakash 2 will have 256mb or RAM and 2gb of flash storage. The next iteration of the tablet may feature dual core A9 processors.
The Aakash 2 isn’t the only low cost Android tablet around, just the other day we brought you this story about a $51 Android tablet with amazing resolution and an HDMI out.
source: PC World