$21 Aakash 2 Android tablet, India’s iPad mini alternative released

Back in March India got itself a tablet that after its subsidized price ended up costing just $21, you’ll be pleased to know that the Aakash 2 Android tablet is now available in India for just $21 and is a great alternative for those who are unable to afford the iPad mini. Okay, we know that it’s not going to be anything like Apple’s small tablet in terms of performance or build quality, but it’s going for a completely different audience.

The Aakash 2 Android tablet on sale now in India has been released in conjunction with the National Education Day and is the second version of the popular device and as you would assume comes with a spec list that is not that inspiring, although that very affordable price is. In case you might of forgot the device comes packed with a 1Ghz Cortex-A8 processor, 4GB of Flash storage, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, and a less than impressive VGA camera all of which is hidden behind a 7-inch display.

Students in India are a little upset because there still seems to be a lack of information in regards to getting hold of the Aakash 2 tablet, but we’re told that we should get the details on this pretty soon.

There has been some confusion in regards to this cheap tablet because many students and consumers alike are under the impression that it’s Indian made, and that some people believe this to be the NXG X10. However, we’re being told that the two are very different in terms of specs and that the former is in fact Indian made. To bring even more confusion it’s also been suggested that the exact same device is also for sale in China as well.

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter where it’s made, just as long as students in India can get such a tablet for just over $20 and consumers pay around $80, giving Indian’s a cheaper alternative to the similar sized iPad mini.


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