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A Brief Information about Aakash Tablets

As you all are aware of Aakash Tablet, the most cheapest tablet in the world, which is made in India. Besides all these things what all you know about it. Here are some more facts that we are going to share about this tablet.

How it Started ?

Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resourced Development with his team including some experts decided to make the cheapest tablet for the students. Over 20 different countries tried to make this possible, but it got succeeded in India. There was not a exact launch date of it but people were aware that it will will be introduced in 2011, though it was going to be launched in starting of year 2011 but due to few reasons it got delayed (The reason was it wasn’t working properly in the starting and few more things.) and was launched on October 2011 as promised by Mr. Kapil Sibal.

Aakash Tablet
How its made ?

A UK based company name Datawind is making this product. According to the CEO of Datawind Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli they are developing this they design this tablet. Just for making this tablet Datawind has setuped Manufacturing Company in Hyderabad, India

Is it really Made in India ?

Made in India doesn’t means all the parts are made in India, there are almost 800 components in Aakash. The most expensive part which is screen it comes from South Korea, Micro Processor comes from United States somes of the parts also comes from India and china. When all the components comes to India its been assembled here in India. So being assembled here in India and the Manfacturing company being setuped here in India its been called a Made in India Product. It also been stated by Mr. Sibal that it will be a worldwide product soon, as they are working on it. First of all they just wanted to make this sucessfull here in India. Mr. Sibal also thinking with Ministry of communication and information and Technology to setup wifi system across the country, which could be come up in next academic year. By which it will be easy to connect Tablet with Internet. Well you can also use your sim card with a data of 2GB which costs Rs 98/month, it will also function like a phone.

Content Creation

The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) has proposed 18 different line items for content creation. All content that is created under this Mission needs to meet the following criteria:

  • It should be related to education delivery.
  • It should involve faculty from different institutions
  • All IP (Intellectual Property) created under projects funded by this Mission will vest with MHRD
  • All content should be created using open-source software.
  • All content created under this Mission is for open access by all and cannot be charged for in any way

Aakash Tablet Ubislate7 Specifications

Hardware:

  • Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
  • Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
  • Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
  • Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
  • Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution
  • Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
  • Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.

Software:

  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Document Rendering
  • Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
  • PDF viewer, Text editor
  • Multimedia and Image Display
  • Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
  • Communication and Internet
  • Web browser – Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant
  • Separate application for online YouTube video
  • Safety and other standards compliance
  • CE certification / RoHS certification

If you are thinking to buy it then pre-order has already been started, but if you want it with student discount price then you need to contact your school/college Principal at a price of around Rs 1700 – 1800. Here is the toll free number if you make a pre order via phone or want to know more details about it 1800-180-2180.

What’s your views on it? I am waiting when the wifi connectivity will hit all over India 🙂

CSS apps and plugins for Windows and MacOS

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CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) the most important and the easiest thing needed in coding a web site and very much helpful to edit your blog template the way you want, CSS comes in many variations like CSS1, CSS2 and CSS3 (It is the latest CSS variation been used these days).

What is CSS?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can also be applied to any kind of XML document, including plain XML, SVG and XUL.
Via Wiki

CSS3

You can easily edit the CSS of any site you want whether you want to edit it live or within the browser or by using some software’s in your system. So, I created a bunch of apps and plugins for both Windows and MacOS by which you can easily edit CSS of your web site or any Blog.

1. Text Mate – It is any MacOS app created by Allan Odgaard in year 2004 that you can use to edit the css and it is one of the best app to edit css where you can simply drag and drop your project and do all the editing you want and save it accordingly. You can open tabs for each documents that makes, your work easier and simpler a WebKit-based HTML shows the live updates you have done in the browser.

2. Panic Coda – If you are looking using Mac and looking for a app which can do all of your things like text editing, file transfer, SVN, CSS, terminal and more than Coda is the best thing that you need.
Coda can do up to 5+ activities like editing, previewing, uploading, and more but the main motive is just creating a Web Site, and if a single application is capable of doing all of your work which is done by around 4-5 application then its just a waste to use those all those application as you need to open around 4-5 windows to do certain tasks whereas you can do all the things in a single windows with the help of Coda.

3. PhpStorm – PhpStorm is the light weight app to edit your HTML/CSS and JavaScript, and the best thing of this app is that it also supports PHP. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and support for SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, and Perforce. You can look at all the features available in this app here.

There are few more apps and plugins that I haven’t reviewed but really can help you out these are :

You can Download the Cheat Sheet of CSS3 from here more info here

Image credit : Photobucket

Thanks to Smashing Magazine for the CSS3 Cheat Sheet