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India gets low-cost Aakash 2 Android tablet

The Indian government is hoping to help spur student learning with a very low-cost Android tablet, reports The Register. It says the Aakash 2, by Datawind, has now been officially launched, and it will – with the help of government subsidies – be available for sub $25 in local currency.

Phil Munchester writes:

The Aakash 2, which is commercially available as the UbiSlate 7Ci for Rs 3,500 ($US64), is costing the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Rs 2,263 ($US43), although government subsidies will put the price charged to students at just Rs 1,130($US24.65).

The device, running Android 4.0, reportedly features a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 7in (800×480) capacitive display. The device features 512MB RAM and internal memory of 4GB, which is expandable up to 32GB using a micro SD card, according to IBNLive.

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You can read Engadget’s view here – Aakash 2 Android tablet materializes, costs around $21 for Indian students

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