India’s prestigious tablet Akash 2, touted as the world’s cheapest tablet, is likely to go into mass manufacturing from next month as IIT Bombay is poised to release its test report by the last week of July.
Akash 2, the improved version of Akash, has been made by Datawind and the samples have been submitted to IIT Bombay for testing and certification.
The manufacture of Akash will be further delayed if IIT Bombay suggests any further modifications or any changes in specifications. As it is, constrained by the price of the tablet, Akash has the best of hardware and software that is available. Akash 2 is a standard system on chip, which includes a microprocessor, controller, even controls for the audio and video and a standard Connexant chip which includes an ARM processor.
IIT Bombay will submit its report to the Union HRD ministry and soon after Kapil Sibal is expected to come out with an official announcement.