Yesterday, The Pranab Mukherjee president and the MM Pallam Raju Human Resources and Development minister,the occasion of National Education Day released the Aakash 2 tab at Vigyan Bhawan.
Now the upgraded tab can obtainable to students in India at a low cost of 1,130 Rs.
According to statements, Aakash 2 can be made obtainable to engineering college students and universities for starters, and can be subsequently give out to others.
The DataWind Ltd has been designed, developed and produced the Aakash 2 for provide to IIT Bombay under the HRD ministry’s National Mission on NME-ICT.
The IIT Bombay manage the release was part of a 2-day workshop for training engineering colleges faculties using remote training apps developed at IIT Bombay’s Open Source development lab.
The IIT Bombay has developed unique and compelling apps for engineering students on the Aakash2 platform, that contain C++ programming, 3D-modelling, remote and collaborative training apps, robotic control and live assessment tools.
IIT Bombay has associated with the C-DAC, to aid with the hardware testing and logistics.
The Subrao Nilekani Chair Professor at IIT Bombay, Dr. Deepak B. Phatak, leads the project at IIT Bombay with the sustain of C-DAC. Professor Phatak was quoted as saying, “I’m not only confident, but sure that Aakash 2.0 is here to stay.” In the first phase, DataWind is to supply 100,000 units of Aakash 2 to IIT Bombay, which intends to distribute them to Engineering University and College students. NME-ICT Director, N.K.Sinha said, “We envision all 220 million students across India to be enabled by low cost Aakash devices in the coming years.”
The Aakash 2 is a notable Aakash tab upgrade. The basic version tab had a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display, It had some touch screen problem.
The tab has an Android v2.2 on a 366MHz processor, based on an older ARM architecture.
But the Aakash 2 tab is possibly to be substituted by a successor, that can have a dual-core Cortex – A9 processor by the end of this year.
The Aakash 2 release event, Suneet Singh Tuli, DataWind CEO said, “We wish to use technology to fight poverty with a passion. Access to computers and internet will help deliver a better quality education and level the playing field for all Indians”.
As per statements, approximately 22 crore students across the nation can take the tab in the next 5 to 6 years.
In fact statements recommends that by Monday alone, 20,000 tabs are anticipated to reach out to the students.
HRD Ministry officials shared that the tab will not simply run on Linux OS, also it will do Aadhar authentication and manage a robot from a distance.
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