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Aakash 2 overview | National tablet computer of India

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This article was originally published on November 19, 2012.

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Aakash 2, codenamed UbiSlate 7Ci is an Android based tablet computer produced by a British Company DataWind along with India-based company Quad. Aakash 2 , an updated version of Aakash tablet was released on November 11, 2012.

Aakash 2 is an extremely low cost tablet with 7 inch touch screen with ARM 11 processor and 512MB RAM. Aakash 2 runs on Android 4.0.3 ice-cream sandwich platform. The tablet has 2 USB ports and is capable of playing HD videos.

ubislate7ci aakash 2 tablet

Aakash series of tablets are developed as a part of India’s e-learning program for colleges and universities. The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development buys and distributes the tablet to students from 25,000 colleges and 400 universities. (Price in India: Rs.2263 & Rs.1130 for students)
A commercial version of Aakash 2 tablet is marketed as UbiSlate 7Ci at a price of 60$. For downloading apps, the tablet has access to more than 150,00 apps from Android market and getjar (an independent market).

aakash 2 tablet screen

UbiSurfer browser, specially designed for UbiSlate tablets provides a fast web surfing experience. Tablet has means for plugging 3G Dongle and can make and receive phone calls. More specifications of Aakash 2.

Specifications
Touch PanelCapacitive
ProcessorARM Cortex-A8, 1 GHz
RAM512MB
Flash Memory4GB
Android OS4.0.3 Ice-cream sandwich
CameraFront – VGA
Audio and SpeakersRealtek ALC3260; dual digital-array microphones in the camera assembly 2W x1 = 2W total
SensorG – Sensor
PortsMicro SD & Mini-USB
NetworkWiFi
Power and Battery LifeUp to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range
AudioAudio out: 3.5mm jack

Source: Datawind

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Aeronautical engineer, science writer, and the contributing editor of Digitash.