Aakash 2 Tablet Launched in India

After the earlier version of the low cost Aakash tablet was thrashed by the users due to its poor performance, Datawind in association with the HRD ministry launched Aakash 2 – the new version of the Aakash tablet, in India at a
subsidized price of 1130 INR for Indian students while Datawind sells it at a
price of 2263 INR to the HRD Ministry.

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When compared to the original Aakash tablet, the new Aakash 2 tablet has some upgraded features like

  • A 1GHz Cortex A8 processor while the original had 366 Mhz processor
  • 7 inch Capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (where¬†as its predecessor had 7 inch Resistive touchscreen) & 4 multi-touch points
  • Runs on Android 4.0.3 (ICS) operating system (compared to v2.2 in original one)

Also features built-in WiFi connectivity and a front facing VGA camera in
addition to 4GB internal memory (32GB expandable) and 512 MB RAM.

Battery Backup:

The new tablet is said to offer upto 3 h of battery backup.

Availability & Price of the Commercial Version:

Aakash 2 tablet which is branded as Ubislate 7Ci is available for purchase on
Datawind’s official website with a price tag of 4499 INR.

Over to you …

What are your thoughts regarding this?

Comments are appreciated!!!

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I hear a rumor that many parts of Aakash are cheap imports (dumping) from China! If it is true – it does not show us in good stead.


It looks like a pretty solid tablet. Personally I am just glad to see that the tablet market is no longer solely dominated by one company.