Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aakash II To Get Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Aakash 2nd version tablet will hit the Indian market within next three weeks.the specifications of the new device was already announced and the OS will be Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This news is for the people who waiting to buy an Aakash II, after few months of the release, Aakash II will get an OS update of ICE CREAM SANDWICH.
The CEO of the Datawind,Suneet Singh Tuli,officially announced that Aakash II will get Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich update after two months from the release.Still the distributing way of the update is not confirmed and rumors say it will be downloadable as a PC download.
Hardware Specifications of Aakash II
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread 
  • Cortex A8, 700 MHz Single-Core Processor with HD Video Co Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2GB Internal Flash / (External) 2GB to 32GB Supported
  • Peripherals: 2 Standard USB 2.0 Ports
  • Audio Out: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and Resolution: 7" Screen with 800x480 pixels
  • Supported Document Formats: All Version Office Document formats and many more
  • High Quality Video Streaming & HD Quality Video Playback
  • Input Devices: Resistive Touch Screen
  • Connectivity with GPRS & WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Battery: Up to 180 minutes of battery, AC adaptor 200.240 volts

If you read the hardware specifications above, you might think how come ICS update can run with them? Yes that's why this ICS update is so important. the hardware of the device doesn't even meet the minimum requirements to run Android 4.0
Even Google refused to release a ICS update to Nexus one,a handset with a 512MB RAM and 1GHz this is pretty confusing,but the developers and software engineers at Datawind will compile a light ICS distribution that can run on the device like a charm.If they succeed,other companies may try to update the OS for their handsets. 
for the new Aakash II still only two accessories are available

                           Car charger

a handy Keyboard Case

No doubt it's the best tablet for 40$(2,999 Indian Rupees) with latest Android.

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1 comment:

  1. Aakash 2 is set to launch this May and the later units is said to be launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and dual core processor, they have 7 inches of capacitive touchscreen. Aakash 2 will also get a better battery than the earlier device For more detais refer