After the announcement of Aakash Tablet in Oct 2011 things didn’t went well with Government and DataWind, the company heading the Aakash project, hence it seemed like a fiasco.

But, Indian Government’s dream of developing world’s cheapest Tablet is still alive. Here it is,

Aakash 2 Tablet, An upgraded version of the Aakash tablet will be launched at the same price of the original Aakash tablet in April this year.

Let’s compare Specifications of Aakash 2 Tablet and Aakash Tablet:


Aakash 2 will run on 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor which is faster than Aakash which runs on 366 MHz ARM 11 processor .

Battery Life

Aakash 2 will be powered by 3200 mAh battery offering a life of 3 hours , whereas Aakash is powered by2100 mAh battery with a life of 2 hours only.

Operating System

Aakash 2 will run under Android 2.3 Gingerbread whereas Aakash runs under Android 2.2 operating system.


Aakash 2 will have both back and front facing camera , whereas Aakash have no camera.

Capacitive TouchScreen

Aakash 2 will have a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen which is better than resistive touchscreen of Aakash.


The Aakash 2 tablet is going to cost around Rs. 2,999 which is marginally higher than Aakash Tablet which is priced at Rs. 2,500.

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