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What’s the best method of finding your way in a foreign land? Just ask the locals, and that’s exactly what El Goog is doing in India with its Mapathon 2013 competition. The contest is running from February 12th through March 25th, and is asking residents of the Asian nation to add additional detail or update information in Google Maps using Map Maker. Working for Google without actually working for Google isn’t very alluring, so to compensate participants for their knowledge and effort, the search giant is offering prizes — slates, phones, vouchers (presumably for the Play store) and other merchandise — for the top 1,000 contributors. If you’re willing and able to get involved, head to the source link for the lowdown on how. When you finally get round to seeing the Taj Mahal in person and check your phone for the nearest watering hole, remember to raise a toast to Mapathon 2013 for getting you there.
Filed under: Google
Source: Google India Blog
It’s a few months late, but at least it’s hitting the streets for a few less dollars than expected. The Datawind-built Aakash 2 is finally a reality, launching in India on the nation’s National Education Day. It’s the second iteration of what amounts to a barebones, affordable Android slate, packing a 7-inch touch panel, 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of Flash storage, Android 4.0.3, built-in WiFi and a front-facing VGA camera. Reportedly, this one’s going to be shipped to Indian students for Rs 1,130 (around $ 21), while outsiders will be able to snag one for closer to $ 80. Of course, the difference now is that these kinds of projects aren’t quite as novel. Indeed, Chinese megashops are hawking low-rate Android tablets right now for around the same amount, setting a new (low) bar when it comes to pricing on ho hum slates. Still, we’re all for getting technology into the hands of students, and you can learn a bit more about what those very students can expect from VentureBeat‘s hands-on just below.
Filed under: Tablets