The advanced version of low cost tablet Aakash (Aakash 2) was launched today by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. Coming at a price tag of Indian Rs 1,130 for students, the new version ‘Aakash 2‘, which will be made available to students of engineering colleges and universities to begin with, is now powered by a processor running at 1 GHz, has a 512 MB, a 7 inch capacitative touch screen and a battery working for three hours of normal operations.
About 22 crore students will get the device across the country in the next five to six years. By coming Monday alone, 20,000 devices are expected to reach out to the students.
The device, which can also run on Linux operating system, do Aadhar authentication and control a robot from a distant place, said HRD Ministry officials.