A $35 Android tablet

October 6, 2011

Aakash (credit: AndroidOS.in)

The Indian government is buying 100,000 Android tablets named “Aakash” (Hindi for “Sky”), build in India by UK company DataWind, and priced at $35 (for students, $60 for others), says ZDNet India IT blog. It will be available in November.


  • 7” Resistive touch screen (800×480)
  • Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
  • Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM
  • Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
  • microSD card slot
  • 1 USB port
  • 3.5mm Audio in & out
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Up to 180 minutes on battery


  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Document formats supported: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
  • PDF viewer, Text editor
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

DataWind has plans for a $10 tablet, says ZDNet’s Hardware 2.0 blog.