Thursday, February 7, 2013

Aakash 3 to support SIM slot and double booting for Android and Linux

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay  have been tasked to  load the next  version of the ultra low cost of Aakash tablets, i.e. Aakash 3 with even more advanced features like  textbook audio notes in your mother tongue, web cam and a SIM card slot. Global tenders for the new variant of Aakash tablet are likely to be floated in February 2013 for the roll out of 50 lakh units of the multi-functional tablet that has been received with much acclaims by the Indian student community.

Professor Deepak B Phatak of IIT Biombay says that Aakash 3 will support  both Android and Liniux operating systems. He said that the device could have slot for SIM card also so that people could use it for communication purposes also. Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT Madras is one more key member of the committee that is tasked to develop Aakash 3. The committee also consists of students and other researchers.


One more useful features of Aakash 3 would be its capacity to measure pulse rate so that you could be diagnosed better  in case of some cardiac emergency. Committee members say that the device would be having larger distribution network and could be repaired locally, thus allowing for its widespread penetration in the markets across the length and breadth of India.
Aakash 3 tablet will have two versions, the cheaper model will be for school students and the other one would be for college students and researchers, and also for commercial usage. The student versions of Aakash 3 is likely to be priced at Rs. 2236, however there is no consensus on it as of now.
The new device is to have processing power with double boot capacity for both Linux and Android. Phatak says that the tablet would be made more valuable for the students by adding more features. There would be more inbuilt apps in the tablet that would make it more useful for the student community in particular and other users in general. The tablet is likely to be available in the markets during April 2013 onwards. Watch out this space for more updates on Aakash 3.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Aakash 3 to support SIM slot and double booting for Android and Linux


Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay  have been tasked to  load the next  version of the ultra low cost of Aakash tablets, i.e. Aakash 3 with even more advanced features like  textbook audio notes in your mother tongue, web cam and a SIM card slot. Global tenders for the new variant of Aakash tablet are likely to be floated in February 2013 for the roll out of 50 lakh units of the multi-functional tablet that has been received with much acclaims by the Indian student community.


Professor Deepak B Phatak of IIT Biombay says that Aakash 3 will support  both Android and Liniux operating systems. He said that the device could have slot for SIM card also so that people could use it for communication purposes also. Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT Madras is one more key member of the committee that is tasked to develop Aakash 3. The committee also consists of students and other researchers.
One more useful features of Aakash 3 would be its capacity to measure pulse rate so that you could be diagnosed better  in case of some cardiac emergency. Committee members say that the device would be having larger distribution network and could be repaired locally, thus allowing for its widespread penetration in the markets across the length and breadth of India.


Aakash 3 tablet will have two versions, the cheaper model will be for school students and the other one would be for college students and researchers, and also for commercial usage. The student versions of Aakash 3 is likely to be priced at Rs. 2236, however there is no consensus on it as of now.
The new device is to have processing power with double boot capacity for both Linux and Android. Phatak says that the tablet would be made more valuable for the students by adding more features. There would be more inbuilt apps in the tablet that would make it more useful for the student community in particular and other users in general. The tablet is likely to be available in the markets during April 2013 onwards. Watch out this space for more updates on Aakash 3.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aakash 3 launching Soon!!!

The makers of Aakash tabelt world cheapest decided that the  third version of low cost tablet Aakash will be a delight for its users as developers are likely to equip it with a SIM slot and more exciting apps, all within the existing price band.


About 50 lakh Aakash 3 tabletsare expected to be rolled out in the next phase, the global tender for which may be floated in February next year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Key features that make Aakash 2 score over its competitors


Akash 2, also known as Unislate 7+ is far better than several other tablets in the similarly priced range. The ultra low priced tablet is priced under Rs. 3000 for the use of students in India.


Usability:
The tablet scores in terms of usability than its competitors. It comes with enticing hardware and software specifications that make it a favorite of students.
Processor
It runs on 700 MHz processor while its predecessor runs 366 MHz. it means you get the double processing speed in Aakash 2 than its predecessor.
Operating System
The device runs on the upgraded version of the trusted Android operating system. The OS is loaded with several user friendly features that students vie for.
Network connectivity
Aakash II tablet offers you multiple network connectivity options in the form of Wi-Fi and GPRS with phone functionality. So the device doubles up as your phone also.
Aakash II vs. BSNL Penta
Aakash 2 scores over the similarly priced (Rs. 3200) tablet launched by BSNL with the brand name of Penta.
Connectivity
While Penta supports only Wi-Fi connectivity, Aakash 2 supports Wi-Fi and GPRs both, so you have more connectivity options.  
Display
Penta features capacitive touch screen while Aakash 2 sports more responsive and robust resistive touch screen
Ports
Penta has only one USB port for external memory extension while Aakash 2 has two USB ports, so you can have more connectivity options with Aakash 2
Processor
Penta features IMAP 210, 1 GHz processor while Aakash 2 features a faster ARM Cortex processor.
Price:
Penta is priced at Rs. 3200 while Aakash 2 is priced at just Rs. 2999 which again provides it scoring point over its immediate competitor.
With loads of user friendly features and ultra low cost, no matter that Aakash 2 has caught the imagination of people, especially students in India. The tablet is already made available to students of IIT in Mumbai. You can book your all favorite Aakash 2 from the official site of the manufacturer Datawind company. The company has already reported thousands of bookings of the tablet. It would be shipped to your address within a couple of months. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Top 10 Android Tablets Online

Samsung Galaxy Note 800 
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is probably the best Android tablet in terms of pure performance

Google Nexus 7 
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The Google Nexus 7 is slim, compact, fast and sports the latest Android OS.



Asus Eee PadTransformer Prime
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The Asus Transformer Prime is fast, vesatile and has a great screen. Pricing is over the top though.




Sony Tablet S 
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The Sony Tablet S has a unique design, nice screen and good overall performance.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 (7-inch)
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The compact Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 sports a dual-core processor, compact body and has 3G support.




Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
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This Android tablet is based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform. The IPS screen has good view angles.


Asus Eee Pad Slider
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The hybrid form factor of the Asus Eee Pad Slider allows for a built-in physical keyboard.





Acer Iconia Tab A501
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The Acer Iconia Tab A501 is packed with features, includes 3G connectivity and is built very well.

Motorola Xoom
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While the Xoom is one of the very first Android tablets, it still is backed by timely update cycles.
iberry Auxus AX02
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Offerin Android 4.0.3 ICS, 1GHz processor & 1GB RAM. It is a solid option for anyone on a tight budget










Aakash 2 not made in China, final assembly took place in India: Datawind


The ‘Aakash’ it seems is the limit for controversies dogging India’s ambitious tablet, touted as the world’s cheapest.
After being embroiled in controversy following its release in October 2011, the launch of the updated tablet, the Aakash 2, was low-key but garnered good reviews. However, those good reviews should be directed to the real manufacturers of the China-made tablet if aHindustan Times report  is to be believed.
The report today says that, the company manufacturing the Aakash tablet, Datawind Ltd., purchased more than 10,000 made-in-China tablets from at least four manufacturers in Shenzhen and Hong Kong between October 26 and November 7.
Calling the article “sensationalist”, “inaccurate” and “misleading” and denying the allegations by the newspaper, Suneet Tuli, CEO of Datawind, told website PKR that like other technology companies, Datawind uses subcontract manufacturers to build products.
The new version of the tablet is alleged to have been bought off the shelf in China. Image courtesy PIB.
“Our business model is similar to that of Apple where we use subcontract manufacturers to build our products. So, these are built in facilities of our contractors. For the first 10k units for IIT, and for expediency sake we had the motherboards and kits manufactured in our Chinese subcontractor’s facilities, and then the units have been ‘kitted’ in China at various manufacturers for expediency, whereas the final assembly and programming has happened in India,” Tuli told PKR .
The Hindustan Times, quoting an unnamed source, had said that VMC Systems, the company’s manufacturing partner in Hyderabad, had not built any device over the last couple of months and that Datawind’s other manufacturing partners in Delhi and Amritsar, too, had not built any tablets.
“Instead of manufacturing these low-cost tablets themselves… DataWind has simply purchased these ‘off-the-shelf’ from China and supplied it to the Indian government,” the source was quoted as saying.
The government is to purchase around 100,000 units of Aakash 2 from Datawind by the end of December, at Rs 2,263 each and will make them available to students at a half-price discount of Rs 1,132 through their schools and colleges.
The Aakash tablet, touted to be the world’s cheapest tablet, was mired in controversy when it first released in October 2011. Among its many problems were charges of poor manufacturing, sub-standard hardware, a stubborn resistive screen, poor battery life and a problem of overheating and under performing.
Following its release, the supply of the tablet also came to a halt as Datawind and IIT Jodhpur (Rajasthan), which was appointed by the HRD ministry to handle the awarding of contract and subsequent supplies, were at loggerheads with each other over the testing criteria of the tablet. In April this year, IIT Rajasthan blamed Datawind for the failure of Aakash, following which the two went to court.
This fracas between the two saw the project being transferred to IIT Bombay in March this year.
When the project was transferred to IIT Bombay in March this year, their mandate for the Aakash 2 was to finalise the new specs, complete the acquisition of 100,000 tablets, establish testing procedure and ensure that the project was completed successfully.
On the occasion of National Education Day on 11 November, President Pranab Mukherjeefinally launched Aakash 2 in New Delhi.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Aakash tablet 2 Online Booking, Features and Price

Some General question's on  aakash tablet 2.

The latest version of Amrita University's e-Learning platform A-VIEW 3.0 (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) was launched by Mukherjee with a click on the Aakash 2 tablet in New Delhi and the A-VIEW Server with 1 Gbps link was unveiled.


  1. aakash tablet buy online 
  2. akash tablet price  ( low cost Aakash-2 tablet at Rs 1130)
  3. aakash tablet review  ( don't compare it to apple , but it can solve your internet problems) 
  4. datawind  ( makers of akash tablets)
  5. aakash tablet specifications
    A 10-inch touchscreen, 2GB of RAM, USB and Wi-Fi built in, plus a Linux OS shipping with OpenOffice, a PDF reader, web browser, video chat application, and media player.
  6. akash tablet review
    Peoples who can not buy expensive machine, aakash is best for them 
  7. akash tablet features

    Features of Aakash Tablet :

    Unbeatable Price:


    • Only Rs.2,999 for the UbiSlate
    • Monthly internet charges: Rs.98 / 2GB

    High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere:


    • Connect via GPRS or WiFi
    • GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere
    • WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots
    • Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology
    • Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!

    Multimedia Powerhouse:


    • HD Quality Video
    • Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen
    • Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs

    Applications Galore with Android 2.2:


    • Games
    • Productivity software: Office suite
    • Educational software
    • Over 150,000 apps!

    Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot:


    • Expand memory to 32GB
    • Use any ordinary pen-drive
    • Even plug-in a 3G dongle
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Disclaimer : this blog information taken from  news websites and other tech website. confirm first from the official website of aakash.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

President launches Aakash 2 tablet, student version to cost just Rs. 1130

President launches Aakash 2 tablet, student version to cost just Rs. 1130

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee launched the low cost version of Aakash 2 Tablet in New Delhi on 11 November 2012. The ultra lost cost tablet would be available to the students at a subsidized cost of just Rs. 1130.


Aakash 2 features a 7 inch capacitive screen with four multi touch points. The device comes with 4GB internal memory that is expandable to 32 GB. It also sports a front facing camera and supports wifi connectivity. Commercial version of the tablet is branded as UbiSlate 7Ci and could be purchased online from Datawind website by paying Rs. 3500.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Aakash Tablet Online booking Process


Aakash is world's one of the best cheapest tablet .Now India to showcase Aakash tablet at United Nations.you can book Aakash tabelt online.

Please follow below stpes to Get this tabelt.

1. How to book Aakash tablets?

Ans - To book an Aakash tablet, you need around Rs. 2999 only, but most importantly lots of patience. Booking of the Aakash tablet are only done online through DataWind’s website dedicated to this low cost tablet computer, http://aakashtablet.com/. As it is a tablet computer launched with a specific purposes, it is not available at retail stores.

The booking procedure is pretty simple. On the first page itself on the site, you would come across a link to ‘check your status’ to check the status of an already booked Aakash tablet and another ‘Book now’ to book your tablet for the corresponding month. Once you click on the ‘Book now’ option, you would be presented with a page to fill in your details. You can pick your mode of payment. Usually people prefer cash on delivery option. Once you are done with the form and submission, you shall get a booking ID and a confirmation email from the company to the email address you register while filling the booking form.
If you are a student and need to book your Aakash tablet,  it is best to place the orders through your educational institutes or centers specified by the University of your State. This is because the Government is providing heavy subsidies on the Aakash tablets for students but this is not through DataWind, the company making the tablets. Hence the booking through their website would not entitle  any such subsidies for the students. For the students, the Government has its own distribution network and hence the students should approach their colleges to book their Aakash tablets.
After the orders are placed and the tablets available for delivery, the company will contact the person through either email or telephone. This delivery schedule is based on first come first serve basis i.e. the tablets would be delivered in the order of the orders placed. The company would also give preference to those tablet deliveries, of which the payment is already made in advance.

Aakash 2 launch price - Rs. 2999 for just Rs. 98 per month connectivity

The upgraded version of low cost Aakash 2 tablet is ready to be launched in the markets by the end of this year. The tablet comes with enhanced speed and more user friendly features. The tablet features Android 4.0 ICS with 800 MHz processor. The tablet will have 7 inch capacitive touch screen with wi-fi and GPRS connectivity.





Datawind, the company tasked by HRD Ministry to supply the first batch of the much awaited tablet said that it has already started the supply of the tablet to IIT Bombay. The retail price of the ultra low cost tablet is expected to be Rs. 2,999 and it will be offered with internet connectivity plan of just Rs. 98 per month.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

India to showcase upgraded Aakash at UN on November 28

India’s improved attempt at low-cost computing is on its way to the United Nations (UN), as the nation is scheduled to showcase its innovation behind developing the “most competitively priced” tablet computer. “India, which assumed this month’s rotating Presidency of the Security Council, will showcase its low-cost Aakash tablet at the United Nations, highlighting the country’s innovation involved in the “most competitively priced” tablet computer,” states a report by The Hindu. Hardeep Singh Puri, India's Permanent Representative to the UN has said that Aakash will be showcased on November 28 at the UN headquarters. It has also been known that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been invited to the event. Also present would be Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of Datawind, which manufactures Aakash under the commercial name Ubislate.
At a news conference to outline the monthly agenda Puri referred to the Aakash tablet as the most competitively priced tablet computer by an entrepreneur of Indian origin, and added that in UN terminology it would be referred to as "frugal innovation". "Later talking to PTI, Mr. Puri said the Indian mission to the UN took the initiative to showcase the tablet at the world body and other UN member states as well as media persons will be invited to the event," added the report further. The nation’s Communications and IT Minister, Kapil Sibal had recently sent out several units of the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet to several union ministers. The Union Ministers, as per earlier reports seemed to be very pleased with the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet and showered it with positive feedback. On November 11, i.e., on Education Day this year, the tablets will be officially launched in the country, by President Pranab Mukherjee. With this, enthusiasts and potential buyers finally have a date to go by for the launch of the upgraded version of the low-cost computing device. Even as scores of students in the nation awaited the launch and availability of the Aakash 2 tablet, several units were sent across to all ministers as well as state chief ministers for their feedback, recently. Now armed with positive feedback, the Aakash 2 finally seems to be raring to go. The Aakash 2 is a significant upgrade over the original Aakash tablet. The initial version of the tablet had a 7-inch resistive touchscreen, which struggled to respond to touch. It ran Android v2.2 on a 366MHz processor, based on an older ARM architecture. The Aakash 2 tablet is likely to be replaced by a successor, which will have a dual-core Cortex - A9 processor by the end of this year. Early last month, reports had emerged about Modi taking a dig at India’s low-cost dream tablet - the brainchild of the Communications and IT Minister, Kapil Sibal. It all happened when, as part of its campaigning ahead of the Assembly elections, Congress announced that it would distribute free laptops to students if they were voted to power. Critical of this, Modi took a dig at Congress and said, "Kash [If only] this Aakash tablet could land on earth, then the lie [promise of free laptops] they [Congress] are spreading now would hold some weight". Modi went on to accuse the Centre of 'dragging its feet' in distributing Aakash tablets. Modi asserted that the Centre failed to deliver on its much-hyped commitment.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Aakash tab2 or tablet akash 2 launch soon

After the sucess of world chepest tablet company decided to launch the second vesion of akash table " akash tab 2".