Indian government has finally announced the launch of second generation Aakash.
Aakash 2 was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee. Manufacturing cost of this product is said to be around Rs 2,236.
Indian government would distribute around
Datawind has announced that they are now supplying units of Aakash II to IIT Bombay.
Retail launch is expected to take place sometime next month.
The company said:
Supplies are on to IIT Bombay. In the next few weeks, it should be
Datawind has said that their next Tablet PC would support Android ICS edition.
It would ship with Android 2.3 but would get the Android 4 update in the following weeks.
It would ship with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display. It would be
Indian Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has admitted that the first generation Aakash project did not work out as per their expectations.
There were issues with production and delivery and they are now distancing themselves from Datawind which
Indian government has reportedly decided that IIT-Rajasthan would not be involved in the development process of future models of the Aakash Tablet PC.
Apparently the government was not happy with the way IIT-Rajasthan handled the first generation
Indian Cellular Association has expressed disappointment with how Datawind is managing the Aakash project.
They want government to reconsider the project and hire a bigger company to handle the manufacturing and distribution.
Datawind is the company behind the ultra-low cost Aakash Tablet PC that is finally on sale in the Indian market.
The company is providing subsidized units to students with support from the Indian government.
And they are also now selling