updated 04:25 pm EDT, Fri July 23, 2010
India Sakshat tablet to get Android OS?
The $35 tablet introduced in India this morning may run on the Android operating system and not just a straightforward version of Linux. The indication comes in the form of an Android notification bar on the device's screen in a video. Dubbed Sakshat, the device is meant as an educational device, much like the OLPC XO-1 netbook.
It would be much cheaper than the XO-1, however, which is priced closer to $100. India's Education Secretary, Sudeep Banerjee, criticized the OLPC notebook, calling it underdeveloped and "pedagogically suspect."
The Sakshat tablet may support extra apps from Android Market thanks to its Wi-Fi connection, but this hasn't been confirmed. It's expected to launch in India in 2011. [via BetaNews]