Aakash 2, the tablet which would be still Cheapest Tablet in the world, and also it is the successor of Aakash Tablet, which was launched by Indian Government with lot of expectations. But, its drastically failed, due to its low quality and bad performance. The news coming today that, Datawind will be no longer associated with Development, Manufacturing process of upcoming Aakash 2.
The earlier manufacturer of Aakash Tablet, Datawind is reportedly waiting for first tender payment, and now has been made out from all the process. The news was surrounding around December 2011, that Government is not happy with Datawind, finally Govt. took steps and it has been officially announced. Kapil Sibal, Telecom and HRD Minister of India, has revealed to the Media that they have joined hands with C-DAC and ITI to develop the Aakash 2. Minister accepted that they had a problem with Datawind, and their ministry has got new players, C-DAC and ITI, and he want to ensure that new Aakash Tablet should be look made for Indians, and working perfectly too.
The upcoming cheapest tablet, by Indian Govt. might also get new name, other than Aakash, as per our sources. There has been doubts, recently regarding Aakash Trademark. The happiest news in this regard, new improved tablet, probably ‘Aakash 2‘ will be available at same price point, as per we revealed you earlier. Sibal expected that Aakash II should be launched in 2012 only, he pointed that development can take time. Well, its obvious that the Tablet is going to be improved, which Datawind failed badly to do, so it is the subject to lookout in future, if Dream of Govt. becomes true with bringing a Good Affordable Tablet PC of ‘Indian Students’, who can’t afford expensive Laptops. We will keep you updated with latest news and information about Aakash 2 Tablet PC.
UPDATE 24 February 2012: Government has denied today that Aakash Tablet supply will not be done by Datawind. They said Datawind would be involved as Serious Player, for both present and Future supplies of Aakash Tablet. Mr NK Sinha, Dy. Secy of HRD Ministry, said we need more makers, to handle huge order of 50 Lakh Aakash Tablets.