To revolutionize education system in India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) jointly developed a world class tablet in affordable price combining faster Quad-core processor and latest Android 4.2 jelly bean OS with dual camera and 4000 mAh battery. I am talking about The all new Aakash IV 4G law-cost-tablet which slated to go on production by January 2014 and will go on sale by Q2 2014 priced between £24 (INR 2,500) to £15 (INR 1,500) . It can counter Micromax Funbook and iBall 6318i.
The upcoming Aakash IV runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) or above Dual bootable (Latest Ubuntu distro) powered by a quad-core processor with 1GB Ram, 4 GB Memory expandable up to 32GB offers you 7” LCD display. 5 point capacitive touch display 800×480 resolutions with 16 bit color depth or more sporting 2MP Rear camera and 0.3 M Pixel (VGA)front facing camera or higher 4000 mAH battery and weight around 500gm and 0.75in thick offers you Minimum 5 Hrs on web browsing 6 Hrs on e-reader along with 1 year warranty.(tech2)
- Advance Operating System
- Faster Quad-core processor
- Supports 2G/3G/4G
- Bluetooth and Wi-fi
- powerful 4000 mAh Battery Life
- 6hr Web-browsing
- 1 year warranty
|Aakash IV Component||Minimum Specifications Required|
|CPU||Needs a minimum of 3537 Antutu Benchmark score. The nearest comparison to this would be a Nexus 7, which has a score of 3679 on Antutu Benchmark. Suffice to say, the Aakash IV tablet has to have quad-core CPU to generate those kind of benchmark ratings.|
|RAM||:1 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MT/S or better|
|Internal Storage||4 GB or more integrated flash|
|External Storage||Support for MicroSD (upto 32 GB) *SD Card interface should be compatible with NFC based SD card|
|USB Ports||2 . One with OTG support and one standard USB 2.0 compliant|
|External Device Support||Should Support following external devicesUSB Storage Device2. KeyboardMouseUSB HubAll popular 2G/3G/4G Phone / Data Connectivity Dongles in IndiaUSB to Ethernet adaptors
|Audio||3.5 mm jack|
|Display||7” LCD display. 5 point capacitive touch display is a must|
|Display Resolution||800×480 resolutions with 16 bit color depth or more.|
|Hardware Acceleration||Hardware accelerator for playing true HD720p with at least 30fps. Antutu Benchmarks for 2D graphics should be 400 and for 3D graphics it should be 1400. These scores are still found on above average mobile devices only.|
|Connectivity||Should support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 (* No mention of 2G or 3G connectivity, so Aakash IV will be sans that)|
|Battery||Battery Should support atleast3 Hrs for online 720p video playbackMinimum 5 Hrs on web browsing6 Hrs on e-readerbattery life of 600 cycles or 2 years1 year warranty
With above requirements, the battery capacity needs to be minimum of 4000 mAH or more.
|Camera||Video/Photo Camera (front facing) with a resolution of 0.3 M Pixel (VGA) or higher [*No mention of rear camera]|
|Sensors support||3-Axis Accelerometer|
|Buttons||Power, up and down volume button, hardware reset through pin-hole|
|Others||Phone Needs Driver for Phone Functionality with external dongle|
|Operating System||Should be Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) or above.
Should be Dual bootable (Latest Ubuntu distro) through external SD card and should support all the standard drivers
|Weight||Should weigh less than 500 grams|
At last I would like to say that upcoming Aakash 4(IV) Tablet is going to be the next choice of India. What you think? Please be open to give your view.
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