“Indian president Pranab Mukherjee launched the tablet, highlighting the importance the government is attaching to the ambitious IT project which aims to put computing devices in the hands of hundreds of millions of students over the coming five years.”
That kind of price is much more affordable by Indian students and will go far to bridge the Digital Divide. It would be impossible paying retail prices for that other OS. The Wintel monopoly is about to lose $billions in India alone over one project. The global effect of Android/Linux on ARM is huge.