Human resource minister in India has confirmed one more time the new upgraded Aakash tablet will be formally launched very soon. The tablet was unveiled earlier in the year by IIT Mumbai and DataWind though a formal launch is slated during the end Aug-early Sept time frame. The minister though wasn’t forthcoming with any specific date or period and kept himself limited to ‘very soon’ only. The tablet was earlier was slated for an April-May launch though that never happened.
The Aakash II is a sequel to the Aakash that made a name for itself for being the world’s cheapest tablet though failed to impress with its lackluster performance and battery life. Aakash II is supposed to overcome all of that while still holding on to the price advantage. An upgraded 800 MHz ARM Cortex processor along with a 256 MB RAM is expected to keep things moving with the tablet though on-board storage will be a meager 2 GB. However, a good thing with Aakash II is that it will boot Android 4.0 ICS while providing the juice will be a 3200 mAH Li-ion Polymer battery that its makers claim will be good for 3 hours.