wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Geodesic To Launch Education Device

geodesicGeodesic, the digital messaging and content solutions company plans to launch an educational device, which it says will have two-screens – one, an E-Ink screen (like that of the Kindle, without a backlight), and another, a multi-touch capable screen. The device will allow students to download textbooks and reference books, log on to the Internet, connect to a college or school’s online education system and use it during classroom teaching for taking professor notes or recording classroom lectures.

Speaking on the company’s earnings call, Kiran Kulkarni, co-founder and MD of Geodesic, revealed that the device will have two operating systems, a Linux based one for parental control, for smaller kids, and an Android based one for access to Android apps. So it appears that the device will come in two variants. He also added that the content will be hosted remotely (in the cloud), and will be available even if the device gets lost.

The company is working on both institutional as well as retail modes of sale. It considers institutional sales interesting, since it is capable of generating bulk sales through private and government universities and institutions. The company says that the retail launch will be made available to a smaller audience initially. According to Geodesic, the device has already gone through multiple rounds of alpha testing and beta testing, and the company intends to launch it within this fiscal.

Readers might recall that Geodesic was the company that bought the Simputer, and then later launched the GeoAmida e-governance device for verification of disbursements.

Other Education Tablets & Devices

– iProf: Other education focused players, such as iProf already offer an education tablet and an eco-system with learning centers.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Educomp and others have also tested waters with various devices, and is providing content to Zeebo

– Indian government fabled tablet: And not to forget, the elusive $35 Android tablet, from the Government of India, which has yet to see the light of the day. Do you think it makes sense for Geodesic to get into devices, when it could have offered a suite of applications for tablets? Or maybe it’s looking at some fresh funding.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



Find out how people’s health data is understood to have value and who can benefit from that value.


The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.


When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.


The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.


In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ