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Indian affordable Aakash tablet getting ICS, wants to prove low specs can handle it

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Indian affordable Aakash tablet getting ICS, wants to prove low specs can handle it
The Indian tablet Aakash made it into the headlines with its extremely affordable price. Initially, it was aiming for $35 apiece - truly a tablet for everyone in the second most populous country in the world.

And now it’s getting its second edition, but what surprising about it is not that ground-breaking specs. It’s got a single core 800 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM with 2 gigs of internal storage. What’s surprsing is that it wants to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Why is this shocking? Well, first of all it’s below the minimum requirements for the operating system. And second of all, if it runs fine, it will put a serious question for all handset makers that chose to update only limited handsets to the latest Android. Most explained that the low specs prevented mid-range devices to get bumped up to ICS.

Of course, there’s also the likely possibility of the Aakash tablet running painfully slow, just like many other underspecced Chinese slates out there. But we’ll keep a close watch and let you know.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:37 3

1. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Slow Os. + fragmentation + cheap = downfall. Of android..

(I am waiting, the usual droidrage army)

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:46 19

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


same ui +fragmentation after it falls down to floor + same size =downfall of apple

(I am waiting ,the usual apple fanboys)

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:40 6

9. saiki4116 (Posts: 325; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


awesome reply...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:02 5

3. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd get it. Even if it were slow, it's less than $50, and runs ICS. If it wasn't fast enough for me, I could either sell it, or let my nephews use it for games

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:11 3

4. windowsRocks (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


I like ICS on my Galaxy s2 but, ICS on Aakash tablet really made me surprised. Even if ICS runs successfully on low end devices like Aakash tablet .They wont be able to take the real taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:25

5. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


More crap for poor people. What India needs is a Foxconn factory.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:28 11

6. windowsRocks (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Are you rich enough to buy Aakash tablet?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:39 1

8. hunted (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


India already has foxconn factory & apple iphones are assembled there. that includes ipod's too

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:06 4

12. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Republican is a snob...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 21:50

20. ScottSchneider (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Actually.. Foxconn India do not make apple... All appy products are made in China Plants... IPAD IPOD IPHONE n everything..

India Fx make only very low end Nokia Phones...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 21:48 1

19. ScottSchneider (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


They Already got Two Foxconn S**t in India already.. No Bull S**t...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:34 1

7. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


The company? A couple of them,actually...
The only reason I would is to shut it down.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 12:23 9

10. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


heheheheh. Republican.... you have an iPhone i take it?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:05

11. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


But of course; It's the only true choice for Upper Class discerning individuals.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:29 3

15. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


O RLY?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 14:38 8

16. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


If ur so upper class y use have apple
Iphone there for everyone even
Cleaners have them....
upper class and celebs use
Nokia 8800 series vertu phones

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 15:12 4

18. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


because he is a right wing republican...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:13 2

14. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Well, Gingerbread took a bit of effort to get on the 256 MB RAM (with 256 ROM) Droid 1, and it didn't run the best. It worked, but install any Google app or modern app (they have large footprints) and it's going to be an exercise in frustration. I don't see it happening, or even being worthwhile.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 11:56

28. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Welcome onboard,Hussain. Together we shall rule the Galaxy!!!

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