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India upgrades 'world's cheapest tablet'

  • India has launched a new version of what it claims is the "world's cheapest tablet computer".

    The Aakash 2, primarily for students, is to be sold for $40.

    It has a faster processor, longer battery life and more programming capability than the earlier version.

    The government believes the low-cost tablets could boost Internet access across India.

    However, distribution has been an issue, with few schools receiving the tablets.

    The Aakash 2 sample devices are currently being tested, with manufacturing expected to start by July or August.