Aakash has became a blaze now a days. As you may be knowing its world’s cheapest tablet costing as less as Rs 2500 INR. Hence it has become a blue-eyed boy among those youngsters who want to enjoy a Tablet at a low price. But Today Instaed of listing the pros of the device I will put an emphasis on the cons which lead to its failure.
To start with I will be throwing light on its specifications first:
- Central Processor speed – Arm11 – 366Mhz
- Random Access Memory (RAM) – 256 MB RAM
- Battery – 2100 mAh
- OS Android 2.2 Froyo
- Network – WiFi
- Made in India
- Rebate 50% off for Indian Student
Reasons Why Aakash Tablet was a failure:
- The student version is fully loaded with applications like Facebook, Program to create and edit documents, games, a calendar or organizer. You might not believe that it even includes advanced lessons in Physics. Although they use up about a quarter of the screen and are hard to read.
- Although Aakash is the cheapest among all Tablet PCs available in market till date, however it is unsuccessful in satisfying technocrats and high end business user, its absolutely not built for them. Its lacking many important features like multi-tasking, good design or physical appearance, and camera.
- The software is limited by its specifications (a slow processor and low memory). It runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system with a slow processor of 366Mhz and low memory of 256MB RAM. It makes multitasking almost impossible and even the screen becomes unresponsive sometimes. Another flaw with Android 2.2 is that it can’t access Android marketplace to download new apps and games.
- Another flaw is that the phone heats up really fasts which leads to unnecessary wastage of battery. The 2100mAh battery of tablet is not powerful enough, it lasts upto 3.5 hours in reading mode and 3 hours if running a video. So, it means that every student who uses Aakash will need a charging socket in the desk, which is next to impossible and is highly impractical.
- To add to the list, Aakash Tablet PC does not have an inbuilt webcam, however you can plug external webcam in the USB port provided.
- Coming to resolution and picture quality, it has a resolution of 640×480 pixel which isn’t something that most of us would like. Lower resolution means lower picture quality.
- The main disadvantage of Aakash Tabet which makes it completely handicap is that it connects to the internet only using Wi-Fi.
- The last and the biggest disadvantage is the non-availability of customer care centers. At present, you will find customer care centers in a few metro-cities.
To conclude, I will use an old proverb which says “Penny wise pound foolish”. If you really want to get maximum use of your hard-earned money then its better to wait till March 2012 for Aakash -2 (UbiSlate). It is likely to have better and powerful configuration in terms of battery, android os and network.