The world’s cheapest tablet computer, as the Indian Government likes to call their Aakash tablet, is about to be upgraded to version 2.0, and will receive a significantly faster processor, clocked at 800 Mhz (up from 366 Mhz), longer battery life, and better “programming capability”. Hopefully that means it will receive Android 4.0, but I wouldn’t bet on it. At best, it’s probably Gingerbread.
The first Aakash tablet wasn’t the success Indian luminaries thought it would be. The UK company making the device, DataWind, was supposed to deliver 100,000 units to the Indian government, but that didn’t happen. A measly 572 devices [...]
Over the years, you’ve probably seen quite a few bargains online or at your local carrier. Remember the great $99 TouchPad firesale? Well, here is an Android tablet that sells for much less than $100, one that is surprisingly good for its declared purpose.
The story will take us to India, a country where hi-tech gadgets are becoming ever so popular, even though hundreds of millions of people have little experience (if any) in using them. That is exactly the problem that the Indian Ministry of Education is trying to tackle. The plan is to introduce Android tablets to schools in rural areas that lack access to modern technology.
Namely, the Indian government [...]
So apparently, our previous post on Velocity Micro speaks highly about the device considering it is a low-end tablet. We just found out there’s another cheaper option for those who just plainly want to own an Android tablet of their own. In fact, the title of the cheapest tablet in the world, now belongs to DataWind—for their creation of the Aakash. Just days after it was launched in India, the sub-$50 tablet sold out.
Originally, the device was developed for Indian college and university students. After declaring sold out on the units, DataWind is taking the tablet a step further to an upgraded version and will no longer be taking online orders for the original [...]