India has launched a fresh version of the Aakash 2, the world’s cheapest tablet. The upgraded version of the tablet has a faster processor and longer battery life than that of previous one and will be sold for $40, according to the people close to the launch.
The Aakash 2 has mainly been designed for students. Indian Government thinks that the device will help modernize technology sectors across the country.
“There was some delay in taking the project forward for reasons I don’t want to go into,” said Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal.
British manufacturing and marketing company Datawind is manufacturing the Aakash 2.
Prof DB Phatak from Bombay IIT said:
“It’s a fully-fledged computer, not just an access device.”
“The applications and the content on Aakash 2 are most important, not just the device,” he added.