October 17, 2017

Aakash 2/Ubislate 7 Plus : Coming in Jan/Feb 2012, No Need To Wait For it !

On the request of one of our readers, we are here providing you with the updated information about the next version of Aakash tablet i.e. Aakash 2. However, most of the people do not care about Aakash tablet anymore because of its low-quality hardware specifications. Few days back, you might have read news about Govt. dumping Aakash 1. Never mind, we told you the reasons why Aakash (First Version) miserably failed. I can feel the fear of thinking about the next version of Aakash.

Expectedly, Union Minister of HRD Science and Technology, Kipal Sibal has confirmed the arrival of Aakash 2 i.e. UbiSlate 7 Plus in January/February 2012. Ubislate 7 Plus/Aakash 2 is expected to be arriving with improved features and hardware configuration in comparison with the previous version of Aakash.

Aakash 2/Ubislate 7 Plus

It has been said that, the new upcoming tablet will offer 50% more battery life and 3 times better performance than Aakash 1. Upto what extent this statement proves itself is not confirmed yet. However, new tablet is prepared on the basis of the feedback from more than 600 students of IITs and other engineering colleges who tried their hands-on Aakash 1.

You can have a look at the expected specifications in Aakash 2 i.e. Ubislate 7 Plus

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 7-inch resistive touchscreen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Cortex A8, 700 MHz Processor with HD Video co-processor.
  • 256MB RAM
  • Internal memory: 2GB
  • Expandable upto 32GB with microSD card
  • 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • 3.5mm Audio jack
  • HD video streaming supported

I am still disappointed with this updated version of Aakash tablet, because of “Resistive touchscreen”. Even working on a phone’s resistive touchscreen feels so difficult, how a person can work on tablet’s resistive screen.

Reports indicate that, DataWind is working on making the device a capacitive touchscreen device and 3G capable. This upgraded version will cost around Rs. 7,000. Govt. will try to bring the prices down to Rs. 3000 in near feature to make it to the reach of almost everyone.

Whether to wait for Ubislate 7 Plus or not?

I am clearly going to say “NO”. You should not wait for Ubislate 7 Plus, because the tablet is not worthy. You might be wondering, what I am expecting in Rs. 2,500. You are right; one cannot get so many features in such a small amount. But the point which is of concern is ‘enjoying each and every feature of your device’. What is the benefit of 7-inch resistive screen, when it is tough to operate? What is the benefit of Low cost device, if it cannot fulfill your needs?

India is experiencing the power of 3G and you also want to experience the same but there is no 3G capability in Ubislate 7 Plus yet, what you will do with this tablet?

Moreover, Aakash 2 is an Android tablet, the processor and RAM will be enough for it to handle 100s of Apps & Games? Will you be able to upgrade to beautiful and amazing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS in future?

I hope you have the answers of all the above questions. Rest the choice is yours!

About Rajan Balana

I am Rajan Balana, A Blogger from Rajasthan. I love playing PS2 and enjoy blogging.


  1. hi
    are there any mobiles below 10000Rs with android facility in brand?

  2. Naveen | Galaxy S3 Review says:

    Gone are the days the phones with resistive touch screen, now its time to rock with multi touch capacitive screen. Though its worth buying Akash1 if the price tag is 2.5K – 3K.

  3. Naveen | Galaxy S3 Review says:

    Gone are the days the phones with resistive touch screen, now its time to rock with multi touch capacitive screen. Though its worth buying this new version Akash tablet if the price tag is 2.5K – 3K.

  4. What makes Aakash different ?

    There can be many opinions about Aakash tablet , but it is worth remembering that ,

     At its price-point , Aakash is the only tablet capable of bridging the digital divide between the urban and the rural India

     It will be used by persons who have not even seen a smart phone or a computer – much less used these

     Aakash is its own benchmark. Much like Walkman and iPod , it has created a new category – hence there can be no comparisons

     More than 2 million orders are a proof that , it is a product which millions have been waiting for

    No doubt there will be hiccups – as with any innovation

    With regards

    hemen Parekh

  5. Resistive touchscreen is not acceptable at all and after failure of Akash (I) we all should think twice before going for this one.

  6. This is cool news.. I am also getting one to test how it works..

  7. in my opinion if you have budget of 2k than it is worth to wait ! What you want in 2k ? You can’t get specs like samsung tabs .

  8. Aakash tablet version has failed and upcoming version 2 will be shown the same result because its price and hardware support system.As you Analyst it .

  9. dumbest tablet i have ever seen…
    why people are going crazy for the tablet of this kind of specs……

  10. Great article. Its good you are making aware of the good and the bad side of the gadget. Hats off. Great Going. Keep it up.

  11. Hello Nishan,

    Thank you for stopping by. I am glad that you liked our article.

    Thanks for the wishes :)

  12. i dont have any problem with akash 2,as it will be my first android device..

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