The recently developed Aakash 2 tablet is for the purpose of testing and
empowerment of teachers and there is no proposal to provide these to
students from poor and rural backgrounds, the government told Lok Sabha
In a written reply, Union Human Resource Development Minister M
M Pallam Raju said, "Presently there is no proposal in this regard...
In the first phase one lakh tablets are for the purpose of testing and
teacher empowerment. They would not be distributed to students in the
He was asked whether the government is planning to
provide Aakash-2 tablets free of cost to students, particularly to the
rural and poor students belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
advanced version of low cost access device Aakash-2 tablet was launched
by President Pranab Mujherjee on occasion of National Education Day on
November 11, this year, Raju said.
"The salient features of
Aakash-2 tablet includes seven inch multi-touch capacitive projective
display with at least 800x480 resolution. It runs on Android 4.0
(ice-cream sandwich) operating system, powered by one GHz processor and
HD video playback support," the Minister said.
The device has
wi-fi support for internet connectivity with four GB internal memory
storage and a SD card slot which can operate 32 GB memory cards.