India upgrades 'world's cheapest tablet'
June 26 , 2012
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.