First look at $35 tablet ‘Aakash’ from Indian government

Indian government is back again with its mythical $35 Android tablet and you are going to see a whole new tablet today, not the one which was shown last year.

It seems the

This tablet will be called Aakash Low Cost Access Device (LCAD) and will be available to students for just INR1200 1750 (Update) after subsidies. According to the rumored specifications, it features Android 2.2, 256 MB RAM, a 2GB SD memory card, and 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.

As the press conference is scheduled for later today, we will be bringing you more details after that. Till then check out these images of Akash tablet.

Further Reading:

Story of India’s $35 Aakash tablet

$35 tablet Aakash FAQs

More details on India’s $35 Aakash tablet

Commercial version of $35 tablet to be called Ubislate

 Indian Government launches Aakash tablet for students

Image Credit @rajivmakhni

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49 thoughts on “First look at $35 tablet ‘Aakash’ from Indian government


    (April 16, 2013 - 8:10 am)

    muja ya aakash tablat mel sakta ha kya mari email id.

    Aslam khan

    (March 2, 2013 - 10:00 pm)

    Mujhe ye tab mil sakta hai kya agar mil sakta he to plz contact me 09050801408

    om nandagavale

    (January 12, 2013 - 11:58 am)

    i want the akash tab please reply

    Ashish Chavan

    (January 9, 2013 - 6:06 pm)

    I want to buy akash tab plz call on my no 8692833147 & send email

    vaibhavraj mali

    (July 29, 2012 - 6:12 pm)

    it is very impressive tablet i like it


    (July 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm)

    i want akash tablet please call this number 9489588551


    (July 6, 2012 - 5:59 pm)

    i want akash tablet please call this number 9489588551 or please sent email

    Vishal singh

    (May 25, 2012 - 5:38 pm)

    Bakwas tab hai


    (May 23, 2012 - 8:12 pm)

    Am student…i want purchase tablet……..quickly
    tell me kaha sai purchase karu
    am from delhi


    (May 13, 2012 - 2:14 pm)

    I buy a akash tablet price 1000 request


    (May 13, 2012 - 2:11 pm)

    I buy akash tablet


    (May 13, 2012 - 2:10 pm)

    I buy a akash tablet

    nazim asar

    (April 27, 2012 - 8:28 pm)

    sir i am alredy book asksh tablet in december but there is no reply to me anybady tell me what happan? or send me any reply to me my mobile no is 9158899371

    Asiqul biswas

    (April 17, 2012 - 8:50 am)

    Ar mera bala kab ayega?????


    (February 3, 2012 - 3:41 am)

    hmmm very nice


    (January 27, 2012 - 5:12 pm)

    sanjan charrasta zanda chock

    saurabh gupta

    (January 6, 2012 - 11:51 pm)

    bhaio ye sab bebkuf banane ki cheez hai sab bekar kuch bhi sahi se kaam nahi karta hai


    (January 5, 2012 - 4:25 pm)

    i like it.


    (December 31, 2011 - 8:15 pm)

    which proof of the aakash tablat does not fake !


    (December 24, 2011 - 9:01 pm)



    (December 20, 2011 - 1:47 pm)

    I have ordered the commercial version of this tablet. Lest see whether it justify my expectation or not. The site has told me to deliver it within 7 days but google is saying that it would get launched in end of the january 2012. How i will get this tab in 7 days. Hopping that commitment will be kept by the site to deliver in 7 days.

    rahul mundhe

    (November 15, 2011 - 11:22 am)

    9767828710 call this no….

    rahul mundhe

    (November 15, 2011 - 11:18 am)

    it is very good yaar

    aravind reddy

    (November 1, 2011 - 6:47 pm)


    pooja a.j gowda

    (October 13, 2011 - 10:07 pm)

    i need to take it….where to buy in karnataka?

    pooja a.j gowda

    (October 13, 2011 - 9:54 pm)

    i need to take it…………..where will get in karnataka??????????????/

    Amit kadam

    (October 10, 2011 - 10:51 pm)

    I m leave in mumbai and i want to buy these tablet in these week so…
    kaha se buy karu?
    mumbai me ye tablet aaya hai kya??
    i m so exited


    (October 8, 2011 - 10:07 am)

    why it have no access to android market!

    Ramesh Patel

    (October 6, 2011 - 9:06 pm)

    It’s a govt of india product, only baaten hawa me.


    (October 6, 2011 - 10:54 am)

    Sorry, buddy this review seems bit negative . ( Itne me kya bachhe ki jan loge).


    (October 6, 2011 - 8:48 am)

    Well, I am a student, and I’d definitely like to check this out!
    I mean, come on 3000Rs. is seriously not much of a deal. I just don’t know how to buy this thing..! Is it available in stores or do we have to send in applications or What..? How do we get it?


    (October 6, 2011 - 12:28 am)

    i m C.A student…can i buy it…if yes then how to bye this plz tell me any one….

    (October 6, 2011 - 12:14 am)

    Nice Tablet launched at cheaper price, but How to grab it ?
    Is there any info. regarding its selling details, or it will be awarded to iit students ???


    (October 5, 2011 - 10:37 pm)

    I am a puc student can i buy it . When will it come to karnataka where to buy it in karnataka

      Sanjay kumar

      (March 31, 2012 - 3:54 pm)

      U need to buy dis tab online. Its not avlbl in stores.
      U can preorder through ofcl web site http://www.Akash.Com

    Nitin Shetty

    (October 5, 2011 - 10:08 pm)

    i hope it is not rumor….if it is true then seriously……..the day will not be far when bajiwal use tablet for his daily transaction.:)


    (October 5, 2011 - 9:34 pm)

    This makes a revolution not only indian marcket but also worlds tablet macket and it helps the poor students.


    (October 5, 2011 - 9:29 pm)

    This is the 1st step of indain govt. in tablet marcket.I wish it got lot of success.It looks great.


      (May 4, 2012 - 10:29 pm)

      Have u gotten the aakash tablet..?


    (October 5, 2011 - 8:10 pm)

    great device it should revolutionize the way of teaching in country


    (October 5, 2011 - 2:50 pm)

    This is first ever landmark for India in a prerrty long time.. Good to see something other than muti billion scam news… Dhak Dhak Go…

    @Gaurav _ Are you attending the Launch event ? If yes, please post live blog if possible..

      Gaurav Shukla

      (October 5, 2011 - 2:59 pm)

      @android_help No, I am not at the launch event, it is a very sarkari event, only accredited journalists allowed.


    (October 5, 2011 - 1:00 pm)

    Before you get your hopes high, keep in mind that this is a subsidized rate and only for students. I don’t think its going to be available for everyone who wants to have it!


    (October 5, 2011 - 12:32 pm)

    Indian Got. is doing Great Job

    UbiSlate Netbook

    (October 5, 2011 - 12:25 pm)

    Boasting of wi-fi connectivity, cloud storage, 256 MB of RAM and a 32 GB expandable memory, the $35 tablet is all set to empower the below middle class Indian janta. Indeed a revolution !!

    Vrajraj Singh

    (October 5, 2011 - 12:15 pm)

    This looks really good. Looking forward to using this. Finally Kapil Sibal does something right. And the best part is being developed & made in India. So in your face china… suck on this. Proud moment for India & Indians. Good Luck to Datawind & hopefully this is a success.

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