Aakash 2: Complete Tech specifications of world’s cheapest tablet

Aakash 2-Tech Specifications of the Cheapest Tablet PC in the WorldAfter receiving mixed reactions to the Aakash tablet, MHRD Ministry and DataWind, the company that made the tablet; have stepped up the manufacturing of a faster and better tablet at a very similar price point. Aaskash 2 or commercially called Ubislate 7+ would be twice as fast as its predecessor and have a few new features as well and should be available from April 2012. This is confirmed by Mr. Kapil Sibal, the Union MHRD minister himself

The rather quick makeover of Aakash 1 was mainly a result of the pre release mixed reviews that the tablet got in its testing and review stages. Around 30000 Aakash tablets were given to IIT Rajasthan and students of select colleges in phase 1 of its distribution, mainly to get the initial feedback before its mass distribution. The reviews were mixed but unanimous on a few points like the speed of the tablet being on the lower side. The battery at 2100 mAh drained pretty quickly and the overall interface felt buggy and it only had WIFI option and no 3G, GPRS or SIM card functionality.

Keeping these points in mind among other minor suggestions here and there, the makers of the tablet came up with the second much improved version of the Aakash, named Aakash 2. Here is a run down on the specifications of the tablet:

  • Running on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system
  • Screen size 7 inches
  • Resistive touch screen
  • 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 256 Mb of RAM, 2Gb internal storage
  • Memory card slot, expandable up to 32 GB
  • 3200 m Ah battery
  • WI-FI and GPRS network connectivity with SIM support
  • USB ports for connectivity and data transfer and 3G modem connection
  • HD video playback and streaming, thanks to its HD video co-processor
  • Mp3 format support
  • Office documents and PDF support

As you can see above the new tablet boasts of some real nice features for a tablet which is being offered at a price point of Rs. 2999 or $ 60, for the masses and even more subsidized rates for the students of various Universities across the country.

The processor on the Aakash 2 is twice as fast as its previous version and the Android operating system is upgraded from 2.2.2 Froyo to the more popular and stable 2.3.3 Gingerbread. This alone would boost its speed and overall performance to a great extent. Other interesting fact is that it’s got a HD video co-processor which means that watching full HD videos is also possible on this one, without much hassle.

The most welcome change in the tablet however has to be the SIM card and GPRS functionality. This would enable the device to be connected to internet whenever required through a cellular service provider and not depend on the availability of WI-FI. The makers are also providing a data plan at Rs. 98 for 2GB of monthly usage. Also a very nice touch is that the tablet can now recognize 3G USB modem or a 3G stick as well as a USB webcam, enabling 3G connectivity on the tablet along with video chat option. The most important change, for most people would be the better battery backup and an improved RAM performance.

All of the above features along with a good document and PDF viewer and editor, makes Aakash 2 a good package overall for all those who cannot afford the iPads and playbooks. Students too get a complete advantage of reading e-books on it and making presentations and submitting them while doing the necessary research online. At Rs. 2999, what more can you ask for….really!

Comments

  1. Ese to ye jarur ayega magar student ki hat ko lagnese pehele ye broker ko mil jayega aur ye market me milega kyun kyun ??.???…..?

  2. kab ayega 2 month ho gaye

  3. this is a wet tablet.

    don’t purchase .

  4. AMARNATH SHARMA says:

    I booked the Aakash2 during 2012. My booking was confirmed through email on 04.01.2012 and I was assigned ID No.PM667EDBA1F2. Later on I received an email asking me to send Rs.2999 in advance so that I would be given priority and no forwarding charges were to be levied. I did so and the amount was sent through cheque on 01.02.2012 the same was acknowledged by the Datawind through cybre receipt dated:06.03.2012.Since then no information is being received. Even all the emails on all the given addresses are being undelivered.When tried to know the status at the site ‘http://aapkiapp.com/cod/status.html’, ID is being said to be fake. Will any body explain? I request all the persons desiring booking the gadget not to do so because the company seems to be fake having connivance with the govt. officials and ministers.

  5. Sahil ali says:

    799006

  6. Ranjit Suneja says:

    Hi Datawind’s technical people,
    Let me knoe how to connect internet. Which data card supports Ubislate 7CI.
    I have tried Huawei e1752 & tataphoto plus.But tablet does not detect it.
    Kuchh sharam karo aur reply do.

  7. G. Raveendira Kumar says:

    I had ordered Aakash tablet in Nov’2011 but still not received anything. Now the mail ID given by them is not working and no telephones are there. Hope they are cheat and pls don’t send any money to them.

    G. Raveendira Kumar,
    Tiruppur.

  8. sakthikannan says:

    please sir ,help me,i am from poor family,i think that is use for my future develope,help me how i bought it.

  9. Ranjit Suneja says:

    Not a single person replied to my q.How to connect Internet!
    I had ordered Akash, in nov’11, recd. in jan’13. they have changed the model. despite my letter for i am not intrested in model that do not work without SIM. But cheater in Datawind, sent me Ubislate 7ci. It become for me like a toy.Even my grand children telling me you become fool by buying this product. NOW I MAY REQUEST EVERYONE, NOT TO BUY AKASH.

  10. tejas chudasama says:

    how i can get akash2 tablet, pls provide us information on it

  11. vilas giradkar says:

    i need aakash 2 how i will get.

  12. Shishir Mhatre says:

    I want to buy Aakash 2 Please send information about it to my mail ID
    how to buy this aakash tablet as soon as fast as possible

  13. Ranjit Suneja says:

    can any one tell me, how to connect internet in this device.

  14. pratik gaikwad says:

    is akash tab pc2 available in pune

  15. i waana buy it. Please send me info. Trough my no.7677208471

  16. Hamid Faisal says:

    I need an Akash-2 as Student program.
    Plz reply me!

  17. Dear Sir,
    As a PG student of RTM Nagpur University; could I and my small brother & their friends be ever able to get Akash-2 Tablet under Student’s program ? And How ??
    Plz reply…!

  18. Dear Sir/Madam,
    kindly please make me shore that how should I purchase this AKASH2 Tablet with the help of govt Subsidy. plz inform by my mail
    i’m belong from Andhra pradesh

  19. satyendra singh says:

    is the akash availavle in nasik

  20. YOGESH TIWARI says:

    I want to buy Aakash 2 Please send information about it to my mail ID
    how to buy this aakash tablet

  21. Amit Mittal says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    kindly please make me shore that how should I purchase this AKASH2 Tablet with the help of govt Subsidy.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amit Miital
    9212716096

  22. mahesh kumar says:

    sir i want aakash2 tablet how it can buy plz inform my mail
    i’m belong from gurgaon

  23. I am a student in GJUS&T, Hisar & want to buy Aakash tablet-2. Please help me.

  24. Guys pls guide me to get this AKASH 2 tab. Pls send me the procedures to get in subsidised cost.
    Please give me a link to my email. ID

  25. Ritam Mondal says:

    I am from WEST BENGAL. I WANT TO KNOW HOW CAN I BUY THE AKASH TAB 2 ???

  26. plz may i know how 2 buy a akash tab .inform me on my mail

  27. Rohit.Mahindrakar says:

    Sir, kindly please make me shore that how should I purchase this AKASH2 Tablet with the help of govt Subsidy.

  28. tamilarasan m says:

    I want to buy Aakash 2 Please send information about it to my mail ID
    how to buy this aakash tablet

  29. MOHAMMED TAHER says:

    Aakash..may be improving but after receiving payments they
    are not delivering Tablets..

    Aakash was booked by me early this year and they received
    payment on 08jun12 and from this period they are doing false promises….i
    suggest not to go payments ..you can have better tablets with better prices in
    our market….and no proper replies from e-mails or no proper telephone…..and not even refunding money for cancellation…..

    kindly read message from them…..

    This is to acknowledge that we have received your
    Cheque*/Demand Draft number xxxx of Rs2,999 of
    xxxx BANK . Thank you for your
    payment. The deliveries have been started .Your order is in process, You will
    receive your UbiSlate 7+ in September.

    For more details on
    Ubislate7+/7C , view the frequently asked questions on http://www.ubislate.com/faqs.html

    For all Cheque/Demand Draft payment enquiries, please email
    us Payment@datawind.com

    Regards,
    Datawind Support Team
    1800 180 2180

    ………….think million times before making payments for aakash and datawind

  30. How to buy

  31. rajesh oswal says:

    How to buy akash teb 2 plz rplay me my mobile no is 8446233625

  32. Ashish sonavane says:

    Kharid lo yar… You are not getting more features just in 30000 only:-)

  33. I recognige one thing that this aakash tab need one more small feature & that is blutooth, so make it possible.

  34. Hoe to book akash 2 tablet …………
    plz mail me palgunayasam@gmail.com

  35. Avneet Singh (student) says:

    How to buy akash teb 2 plz rplay me my mobile no is 9024756929

  36. FUZAIL AHMED says:

    how to buy this aakash tablet

  37. i like aakash tab.

  38. Ramesh Kumar says:

    I also want Bluetooth in it…Please get it Possible..

  39. What is aakash 2 launching date ?

  40. Abhilasha says:

    I belong to Udaipur,Rajasthan & I want to buy it quickly so wot will be the process. Thanks

  41. M MD SIDDIQ says:

    I want to buy Aakash 2 Please send information about it to my mail ID

    Thank U

    Regards:
    Siddiq

  42. how to akash tab2

  43. Abhishek aryan says:

    akash tab is too good

  44. richa kumari says:

    plz give some information akash tab-2 in this number 8677018234

  45. sir, I am Fawaz Ahamed. PT. i have been booked a AAKASH Tablet many months before but still yet now i didnt get it.I would like to know when will i get it. i have booked through online.

  46. amit kharat says:

    i want akash tab. sim calling , androind 4.0, low rate

  47. anil mishra says:

    if you want tablet conctact me 8655222461

  48. saswat muduli says:

    when it will come to universities in odisha?

  49. Shaan nasir says:

    Dear sir
    iam the student of class 10 from C.B.S.E. Bord .I booked this teb in last year but i can’t get akash teblet tell me what i do

  50. i like this tablet very much i am eager to purchase this tablet so pl say wher it wil get

  51. when we get the akash 2 tablet in amarket???and how to get it through online or in stores..??

  52. Himanshu Rana says:

    from where i can buy a aakash 2 tablet.
    my number is 9017098736.

  53. where can i buy this online ???
    email me on : ad.focus@yahoo.com

  54. Deepak Kumar Sharma says:

    I am interested to have it.

  55. Naresh Vaghela says:

    I want buy akash 2 can you send me detail of gujarat vendor

    PLease send me detail on my mail ID

    nareshvaghela0106@gmail.com

  56. Naresh Vaghela says:

    I want buy akash 2 can you send me detail of gujarat vendor

    PLease send me detail on my mail ID

    nareshvaghela0106@gmail.com

  57. please ,can u tell me how can i buy akash2 m,n 8000714862 please give me rgt ansr i m so eager to buy it.

  58. wr i get the akash tab? pls publish details

  59. aakash 2 is not a good tab

  60. aakash 2 is not a good tab….

  61. AKASH 1 AND AKASH 2
    DONO BAKVASH HAI……….
    ………………………..

  62. subinay das says:

    can i call from aakash -2

  63. ankesh jain says:

    how will i get aakash 2?

  64. HOW TO BUY AAKASH TABLET….FROM WHICH PLACE I CAN GET THIS TABLET…
    PLZ INFORM…

  65. i want to know how to buy aakash tablet 2 and where please tell me??

  66. sunil kumar says:

    hi i want to buy this tablet bt prob is that hw can i buy & where

  67. Maulik Lakhani says:

    I Am A Student & I Live In Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I Want To Buy Aakash 2. Please Tell Me How To Book Or How Can I Buy This..

  68. Santosh Kumar says:

    Dear Sir, I booked Akash Ubislate 7 in 2011, but still I didn’t get it. Please tell me the status of my booking. My booking ID is PM2C7C48A6E.
    Thanka,
    9431864465

  69. Mohamed Salim C M says:

    Ever cheap support and service!!
    One year after paying the money i didnt get the device yet!!!

  70. RINKU KOIRI says:

    sir please tell me where i can purchases AAKASH II tablets in Jamshedpur City in Jharkhand

  71. i like aakash]

  72. Akash Sharma says:

    I want to know that can we insert sim in Akash 2 Tablet PC

  73. not bad…..!!!

  74. I AM AN STUDENT OF M.A IN PSYCHOLOGY & SUPPOSE I WANT TO BUY AAKASH2 TABLET AS A STUDENT AND NOT EVEN I BUT A LOT OF ANOTHER STUDENTS OF MY COLLEGE THEN WHAT SHOULD WE HAVE TO DO?
    FROM WHERE WE HAVE TO BOOK IT. CAN WE GET IT WITH THE HELP OF
    RESPECTED PRINCIPLE

  75. I like this tablet…
    i want to buy akash 2 . plz give suggetion how to buy this?

  76. i want yo purchage AAKASH2 TAB Please tell me online booking for student MOB-7895172012, 8544242379

  77. suresh kumar says:

    I want to buy aakash tablet 2. so plz give me suggestion how to order tablet . it my contact no 918978696555

  78. hi every one am akash . one of my friend is using this akash tablet but he says that we cant able make calls its for just browsing onle …can any one can give correct info plez

  79. hi every one . one of my friend is using this akash tablet but he says that we cant able make calls its for just browsing onle …can any one can give correct info plez

  80. rupesh kumar says:

    i like this tab .but how to buy this tab please tell me?

  81. HOW to Buy Aakash II tablet plz tell me

  82. tell me how to book akash2 and how long it will take to deliver thanks…..
    .

  83. tell me how to book akash2 and how long it will take to deliver thanks

  84. DEEPAK KUMAR says:

    hello sir i want to buy dis tablet aakash ii plzzz sugust me
    mai me or call me plzzz sir i am very much intrusted in it AND WHAT IS D PROCEDURE TO BUY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  85. iam a diploma student. i want buy this tablet. please give me a suggestion for buy this tablet pc on student wise…

  86. SURESH A K says:

    am an ELECTRONICS engg. student.i would like to buy an akash 2 tab.I am already booked for an akash tab earier.But it willnot get untill now.Pls give proper information.

  87. Babu, Madanapalle, AP says:

    where i can buy akaash II tablet in Tirupati , State of Andhra Pradesh ?

  88. lalitkumar says:

    I WANT BUY AAKASH2 PC TABLET. PLS GIVE SUGGESTION HOW TAKE THIS PC TAB

  89. It has got 256MB memory and you boast of HD video play…quite laughable.
    Can we at least watch ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI’s rather lower quality MMS with ease,Mr Sibbal?

  90. Another crap from KAPIL sibbal garbage. BSNL tab is faster and attractive than akash II. I smell another scam from COngress in this dealings.

  91. R JEEVAN KUMAR says:

    how will take this tablet

  92. I AM THE ECE ENGINEERING STUDENT. SUPPOSE I WANT TO BUY AAKASH2 TABLET AS A STUDENT. WHAT SHOULD I HAVE TO DO?
    FROM WHERE I HAVE TO BOOK IT.

  93. mokojni3hddd

  94. kiran chandran says:

    I like Akash II

  95. girjesh sharma says:

    from where I buy this in delhi

  96. pradeep kumar says:

    sir i want to buy dis aakash 2

  97. ajeesh alath says:

    how do i purchase aakash tablet in wayanad, could you please let me know i was hering about this from long back

  98. i’m a MCA. student so i want to knw. how i purchase this tab. to std. cota…

  99. Hitender Thakur says:

    please tell where could i find this tablet i need 3 tablets.
    please tell me from where i can buy this tablet..

  100. akaash tablet : very nice design,really very useful to students,and also affordable price with
    lot of features. by V.BOOBESH

  101. i want to buy AKASH II but pls tell me where i can buy.

  102. Please forward me details of supplier I want to purchase as it sounds good.
    Naresh

  103. Sandeep rahi says:

    Dear sir

    how to tuch me akash-II

  104. it has a 256mb ram so that it is tooooooooooooooo boaring.

  105. from where i can buy a aakash tablet in kochi,kerala

  106. how two bye this tablet

  107. md shamim ansari says:

    sir,

    I WANT BUY AAKASH2 PC TABLET. PLS GIVE SUGGESTION HOW TAKE THIS PC TAB

  108. Why dont u put capatitive touch screen which is most widely popular easy to use either….???
    Sticking with resistive touch makes devise less popular…

  109. sudipta das says:

    I’l love to get tht tab,,,,,,,,,,,, & its vry imprtnt 2 u us,,,,,,. tel us how………..

  110. this device is very help full for the students . so i am very thankfull to you .

  111. I want to know about the quality of this product. Can anyone help me whether i should buy this product or not????

  112. NYC Tablet… i think after modification Aakash tablet is going to get good compliment from its users .

  113. Akash tablet lunched low price and best tablet in india.

  114. wah ky andsroid hai

  115. How nice it is-
    -Price savy
    -Technological advancement
    -Easy to Handle
    -well versed with the students
    -Educational revolutionary
    -lot of recreational activity
    ——- and so on wahhhhhhhhhh UbiSlate 7+ its a magic in your hand

  116. Hello All,

    I like tihs tab this is very cheapest tab. i want to buy this but pls tell me where i can buy.

  117. how do i purchase aakash tablet in hubli karnatak could you please let me know i was hering about this from long back

    • but aakash 2 is released in 11 nov 2012…….

      • Mohamed Salim C M says:

        pls dont be cheated
        i order it before i yrs
        and i dint get the device yet
        and no replay about that
        only saying we regret the inconvenience
        so dont be cheated after paying the money

  118. hello sir i want to buy dis tablet aakash ii plzzz sugust me
    mai me or call me plzzz sir i am very much intrusted in it

  119. husseain says:

    i like akasah

  120. sir,

    I WANT BUY AAKASH2 PC TABLET. PLS GIVE SUGGESTION HOW TAKE THIS PC TAB

  121. husseain says:

    i realy like akkash II and III

  122. Aakash Thakur says:

    I like the tablet pc but……………… It has a camera of not?

  123. Sir…. In tamil nadu wen wil it comes………..?

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