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.