The tablet, a worthy substitute to personal computers, has been a costly affair for large sections of people except for few business-class folks for a while across the world.
However, now the PC tablets are likely to become a staple at everyone's home thanks to a handful of companies for engineering tablets that are presently available in the stores with the best-possible features at an affordable price.
A wide variety of tablets from different makers were introduced in Indian markets this year, from the cheap to the very expensive. But, almost all of the newly launched tablets carried one thing in common, that was Android Operating System (OS).
The Google had been developing its iteration in a deal to render the great experience of using its OS, both on mobile phones and PC tablets. And the latest version of Google's Android 4.0, codenamed as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) has created a lot of hype since its launch last October.
The Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich has been engineered with the best of Gingerbread and Honeycomb (previous versions of Google's Android).
One can even figure out the tablets available in markets that are not running Android 4.0 too. But, will you choose a gadget that might get outdated or vanished from the latest trends list in coming days? The answer would be probably 'NO.' So, considering a tablet running ICS would be a wise choice to make to stay afloat in tech trends, because the Android 4.0 is being perceived as the future.
Check out the top 4 low-cost tablets running Android 4
The brand new Micromax Funbook features a 7-inch capacitive display, has 512MB RAM and a 4GB of internal storage capacity that can be expandable up to 32GB, a 0.3 megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera, 2,800 mAh battery and 1.2GHz processor, WiFi connectivity.
Funbook by Micromax also enables 3G connectivity via USB dongle. In addition, the maker of Funbook has also bundled TATA Photon EVDO datacard.
And the good news is that it is priced at Rs. 6,499.
HCL ME U1
The HCL ME U1-powered by Android 4.0 ICS has 7" inches (800 X 480) pixels captive display, 4GB of internal memory, which can be expandable, 512 MB RAM, running on 1GHz processor. It carries a 0.3 megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera, preloaded ME apps store, which has 10, 000 applications. It comes with internal MIC built, battery 3,600 mAh, WiFi connectivity and enables 3G connectivity via USB dongle.
HCL ME U1 carries a price tag of Rs 7,999, thus wedging itself into a low-cost tablets section.
Zync Z-990 Tablet
The Zync Z-990 was the first tablet to hit Indian markets that runs Android ICS OS. Zync has created this model compiling quite a few specifications to serve the interests of customers who are worried about the budget.
Besides running the latest version of Google's Android, it is very connectivity-friendly as there is a USB slot, a micro-USB slot, and even an HDMI slot. And also enables 3G connectivity via USB dongle. It has 1.2GHz processor, 1G RAM, 4GB internal memory which can be expandable up to 32 GB.
The screen is 7" inches captive touchscreee at 800 by 480 pixels. Features 0.3 VGA front facing camera, 3600 mAh lion-battery, WiFi connectivity.
With all this features you can take home Zync Z-990 tablet for Rs 8,990.
iBerry Auxus AX02:
iBerry Auxus AX02 is based on Android 4.0. It received thumps up by the gadget critics for its features at a reachable price by working folks. The iBerry Auxus is seven inches screen, at 800 by 480 pixels. It has 1GHz processor with dedicated graphic engine, 1 GB RAM, 1 GB of internal storage capacity. There is an option to expand the memory up to 32 GB.
Auxus AX02 carries both front and rear camera. It features a 0.3 megapixel (VGA) camera and 2 megapixel rear camera. Auxus AX02 is WiFi eanbled, 3G connectivity via USB dongle.
These all specifications Auxus AX02 comes for a price tag of Rs 10,000.