After receiving lots of complaints from the users regarding low quality of Aakash tablet, the government has said that it is hopeful of bringing out an upgraded and faster version of Aakash, by April this year.
“In order to cater to the huge demand, we need several manufacturers to manufacture Aakash. We are enhancing the specifications on the basis of feedback we have received from the first version of Aakash. So we want to make sure that the upgraded product caters to the need of the customers. We have involved ITI in order to upgrade it. We will be able to bring in Aakash-II by April,” HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said.
“When we launched the Aakash first version, we did not know the feedback… We distributed to several students in order to get the feedback. With that feedback, we are now enhancing the specifications,” Mr. Sibal said.
Aakash was launched by Mr. Kapil Sibal last year as part of the ‘The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication
Technologies (NME-ICT)’ of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
The creator of Aakash tablet Datawind has delivered around 30,000 units and another 70,000 units of the upgraded version will be delivered in upcoming days.