Google Chrome Will Run on $35 Aakash-2 Tablet (Ubislate ) Surprised?
Many of you already know about Indian Govt backed project, Aakash, a $35 tablet for students in India. As a technology enthusiast from India, Aakash one of the things that I am proud of. Its no secret that Aakash runs Android. More interestingly, Aakash 2, a really promising second generation of Aakash, runs Android 4.0.3
That means it can run Chrome for Android too!
Google Chrome on $35 Aakash-2 Tablet
Now, the only confirmation I have on this is picture of Chrome on Aakash 2 home screen from Venturebeat. But, I think that’s enough for us Chrome lovers for now, right?
A little background about Aakash, for those who are new to this.
Aakash is a series of Android-based tablet computers produced by British company DataWind. It is manufactured by the India-based company Quad, at a new production centre in Hyderabad, with a planned trial run of 100,000 units. The tablet was officially launched as the Aakash in New Delhi on 5 October 2011. The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development announced an upgraded second-generation model called Aakash 2 in April 2012.
The Aakash 2
A few of the leading tech bloggers and jorunalists from the States got to review Aakash 2 recently. Reviews? all positive! “The world of cheap tablets is not coming, it’s here. Now we just need to sit back and watch the world change again — just as it did when cheap smartphones hit the market.” one review said.
Another interesting thing that you would want to know,
The Aakash and Ubislate tablets are also billed as the only Adroid tablets to feature DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser, which is supposed to accelerate web pages load times by factors of 10 – 30x. The UbiSurfer technology is covered by 18 U.S. patents that allow it to deliver web pages on GPRS in about 5 to 7 seconds (compared to many minutes if web pages are accessed on GPRS using traditional means). On 3G, the speed improves to 2 to 3 seconds.
That’s sounds like a good competition for Chrome for Android!!
Do you think you will get one of these? I am sure I will be lucky enough to get my hands dirty with this guy. I will sure post more as soon as I get to!!