The Aakash is a low-cost tablet computer with a7-inch touch screen, ARM 11 processor and 256MB RAM running under the Android 2.2operating system. It has two universal serialbus (USB) ports and delivers high definition (HD)quality video.
Features• High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere: – WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots – Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology – Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much more!• Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen – Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs• Applications Galore with Android 2.2: – Games – Productivity software: Office suite – Educational software – Over 150,000 apps!• Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot: – Expand memory to 32GB – Use any ordinary pen-drive – Even plug-in a 3G dongle
ConfigurationHardware:• Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor• Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash• Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported• Peripherals: 2 Standard USB port• Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel resolution• Input Devices: Resistive touch screen• Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g• Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200- 240 volt range.
Drawbacks• Aakash tablet heats up quickly.• 2100mAh battery of the tablet isn’t powerful enough to provide good power, it lasts up to 3.5 hrs in reading mode and 3 hrs if running a video.• Non-availability of inbuilt webcam is another disadvantage.• Aakash tablet face problems in running heavier programs/apps, simultaneous running of multiple programs can be problematic too.
• Aakash comes with Android 2.2 but you can’t access Android marketplace to download new apps and games.• It has a resolution of 640×480 px which isn’t something most people would like. Better resolution means better picture quality.• An finally, the last and probably the biggest disadvantage of Aakash tablet is the non-availability of customer care centers. At present, you can find customer care centers in a few metro-cities only.
Comparison with UbiSlate7+ (Aakash2)Processor :• Aakash Tablet is formed of processor with Arm11 at 366 MHz only.• The upgraded version, Ubislate7+ comes up with the new Cortex A8 at 700 MHz only, which is hugely better than the former one.Operating System :• The version of Aakash is supported on Android 2.2 Froyo OS.• The Ubislate7+ tablet is upgraded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the upgraded version of Android 2.2 plus the significant one for smartphones in Android.3G Connectivity :• 3G connectivity is not available in Aakash tablet.• Whereas Ubislate7+ has 3G connectivity.
Network, SIM, Web and Internet Connectivity (Wi-Fi, GPRS, SIM),Speed :• Aakash tablet has only Wi-Fi for web accessibility; GPRS service.• Ubislate7+ has both the Wi-Fi and GPRS for web accessibility and internet connectivity. It has SIM and mobile phone service through which you can sent messages and also make calls.Battery :• Aakash tablet has the battery power of 2100 mAh with only 1 hour back-up.• UbiSlate7+ has the battery strength of 3200 mAh than the former, providing 3 hours of battery backup.