Government pushes new version of tablet Akash IV

New Delhi: The government is going ahead with plans for a new and improved low-cost Aakash tablet for students to be priced under $25 (Rs.1,500)

The 7-inch touchscreen tablet Akash IV will have a 1 gigabyte (GB) memory and 4 GB of storage capacity with 32 GB MicroSD card support and weigh less than 500 grams.

Aakash is a series of Android-based tablet computers promoted as a learning tool by the Human Resource Development ministry. The cost of basic version for a student was around $35 (Rs.2,100).

The first version was launched in October 2011. It was aimed at linking 25,000 colleges and 400 universities as part of an e-learning programme of the country.

The previous editions of Akash were manufactured by Datawind. For Akash IV, the government is looking to collaborate with multiple manufacturers and vendors for developing Akash IV.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.