Akash 2 is the second instalment of the Akash tablet or Ubislate manufactured by the British company DataWind. Former Telecom minister of India Mr. Kapil Sibal had announced the launch of Akash 2. It is a low cost tablet intended to cater to the students. This second generation tablet has Android 4.0.3 Ice cream sandwich operating system. Akash 2 was made available to Indian students almost a half price because the government of India had decided to provide a subsidy scheme for this tablet.