Indian Government is seeking to launch the third version of the cheapest tablet ‘Aakash’ with more delightful offers and more open source software for its users.
Aakash 3 is expected to come with a SIM slot and more exciting apps, while no change in the existing price band means the next version would be offer at same price range as of existing one.
The low cost Aakash-3 would be indigenous product and around 50 lakh ‘Aakash 3′ tablets are expected to be rolled out in the next phase, in February next year.
The global tender of the most amazing device has involved multiple vendors across tech world who have keen interest to participate in this venture.
Aakash-3 will feature a faster processor supporting both Linux and Google’s Android OS with advanced memory. Key feature could be a SIM card slot that offers users an optimum communication device.
Major motive of Aakash-3 developing committee is to imbibe the usage of tablets in the education system and create an ecosystem for this, According to Deepak B Phatak, committee member and professor in IIT- Bombay’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Two variants for Aakash 3 would be launched – one for schools and the other for colleges. Model for students could be introduced at the current price of Rs 2,236, while the one for college students could be higher, Phatak added.