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XOLO Q800 quad-core Jelly Bean smartphone announced for $230

The folks from XOLO have just launched their very first quad-core Android smartphone. The XOLO Q800 was detailed and launched late last week and arrives with some pretty good specs and hardware all for just $230. The only catch being we'll probably never see this phone arrive stateside. More details on this new arrival is available below.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos gets official for India

The teams at Samsung have already announced their somewhat uninspiring mid-range Galaxy Grand smartphone, but today they detailed a few new markets. Today Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand Duos will be launching for those in India, complete with dual-SIM options and Jelly Bean. More info on this little handset can be had below.

India bringing low cost Aakash 2.0 Android tablets to students

Indian President Shri Pranab Mukherjee announced that the country is brining a new, low-cost Android tablet to students. The new Aakash 2.0 will be subsidized by the Indian government, which should make it cheaper for students to get their hands on the device. The device normally costs INR 2,236 ($40.79), but for students, the subsidized cost will be INR 1,132 ($20.65).

Two more Aakash Tablet models headed for India

The new crop of ultra-cheap reader tablets have nothing on the Ubislate/Aakash, Datawind's dirt-cheap tablet for the Indian educational market. In addition to the slightly updated Ubislate 7+, the Ubislate 7C will soon grace shelves and schoolrooms on the subcontinent. The only difference between the two is that the 7+ uses a resistive touchscreen while the 7C uses a more modern capacitive model - the same kind that's installed on pretty much every smartphone and tablet out there.

Google offers free data to Android users in India

Smartphones are great. Smartphone data plans? Not so great, especially in parts of the world where the mobile infrastructure is somewhat lacking. But it looks like Google's doing something about that in India: they're partnering with Reliance Communications to give free mobile data access with the purchase of a new Android phone or tablet. The good news is that anyone who buys a new phone from any Android manufacturer will be eligible. The bad news is that it's just one non-recurring gigabyte on the 3G network.

India’s Aakash 2 tablet to get Android 4.0 upgrade

Here's something we never expected to see: the Aakash tablet (AKA the Ubislate) will be getting a software upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, according to Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of Canadian electronics manufacturer Datawind. Tuli says that after the slightly upgraded Aakash 2 launches in two to three weeks, users will get an Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade six to eight weeks later. Tuli didn't say if it would be delivered over-the-air or as a separate PC download, the latter of which would be difficult for many Indian students at which the device is aimed.

$35 Indian “Aakash” tablet may come to Philadelphia schools

There's been a lot of excitement ion the last few months over India's state-sponsored Android tablet, the Aakash (AKA "Ubislate") manufactured by Canadian OEM DataWind. Its incredibly low (and subsidized) price of between $35 and $50 US dollars has given it millions of users in the crowded country, particularly among the students and teachers that qualify for the discount. Now the Financial Express reports that the tablet, or something very similar, may be getting trial runs in the Philadelphia public school system.

Aakash 2 Android tablet hits India next month for $40

The popular Aakash Tablet has been discussed plenty. The $35 Android tablet designed for India's student population, and we have good news today regarding the Aakash 2 next-gen tablet. It isn't really next-gen in terms of tablets as a whole but in terms of what you get, and for the low price of $40, or possible free, it will be epic. New details have confirmed it will hit the streets of India in April for just $40.
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