Aakash II is due to arrive shortly and here is what we can expect from the Aakash II Tablet
Hardware and Design Expectations of Aakash 2 tablet
Aakash 2 tab is in black color with boxy design. The weight is only 350 grams. The dimension of Aakash 2 is 7.5 inch (190.5 mm) long 4.67 inch (118.5 mm) wide with a thickness of 0.62 inches (15.7 mm). It has 2 USB ports for plug and play connectivity of external devices. You can use any 3G USB data card to connect to Internet or you can use your Pen Drive to transfer data from it. A video co-processor is added for better rendering of graphics on video playback. No SIM card is provided in Aakash 2 but its present in its commercial version Ubisalte 7+.
35% of hardware components of tablet are outsourced from South Korea, 16% from the USA, 16% from India, 25% from China and 8% from other countries.
Performance and Battery life Expectations of Aakash 2 tablet
Aakash tablet 2 is powered by a solid ARM Cortex A8 700 MHz processor which delivers you about 1500 MHz . RAM is 256 MB. The internal Memory of the tablet is 2GB flash storage and with a use of simple memory card (SD) card you can extend it up to 32GB. The battery life is also enhanced. Instead of 2100mAh battery of Aakash 1 you will get 3200mAh battery in Aakash 2 tab which runs for 3-4 hours smoothly without any power supply.
Display, Sound and camera expectations of Aakash 2 tab
Aakash tab 2 display is much better than the previous version. Unlike the resistive touch screen of previous version this version owns capacitive touch screen of 7” inches (18 cm). The resolution of the screen is 800×600. The tablet consists of a built in microphone for voice recording and voice chat while using any voice chat android app. A 3.5 mm jack is provided for the connectivity of external speakers. Earphones come along with the tablet. A headset control is also present. A front end VGA camera is also present in commercial version Ubislate 7+ but Aakash 2 tab has no camera.
Software Specs of Aakash 2 tab
Aakash tablet 2 runs on the Android 2.3 platform also known as Gingerbread. It can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Aakash tab supports (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP,PDF), image (PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF), audio (MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA) and video (MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV) file formats and also you can access youtube with aakash 2 via an inbuilt android app.
A special browser is made for the tablet by Datawind to send the data in compressed form to speed up the data streaming even at lower bandwidth. It is expected that normal data will transfer about 6 times faster in this browser than other browser due to the use of advanced data compression technology of Datawind. When this data is combined with server side data compression you can get speed about 30 times faster than normal.
Network and Connectivity expectations of Aakash 2
Aakash2 supports Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN or Wi-Fi). No SIM card slot is provided to enable any GPRS or 3G connectivity with Aakash tab 2. But you can use any 3G stick or Modem of different companies to connect the device to Internet. A Wi-Fi port (802.11 a/b/g/n) is provided to connect the tablet to internet using Wi-Fi.