The Aakash 2 tablet will finally be made available to students on November 11, revealed India’s Union minister Kapil Sibal today. Manufactured by Datawind, this tablet runs on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, a 1 GHz processor, a capacitive touchscreen and a battery that’ll last for nearly 4 hours.
The Aakash 2 tablet supposedly costs INR 1500, much cheaper than its predecessor (which was launched in October last year). Sibal believes this was possible as Datawind used their India-based plant to produce this tab. He even added that the government’s nurturing plans of manufacturing a million Aakash 2 tablets without burdening the Ministry of Finance.