Google launches Android One Smartphones in India
Google’s Event at Delhi saw the unveiling of three new Android One smartphones from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, all priced at around Rs 6,399. This was the very first time that Google used India as a launchpad to launch their new products in partnership with Indian smartphone vendors Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice. Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno Mi-498 are the three Android One smartphones launched on 15th September 2014.
The most amazing thing about all the above mentioned phone is the price of them, the Android One smartphone are priced around Rs 6399 only. The anaother amaing factor is the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat version and the promise to get the upgrade of Android L in this amazing $100 smartphone. The 4.5-inch screens, quad-core processor, MicroSD card slot, latest Android version is the main plus point of this new Android One Project.
It was firstly revealed at the Google I/O 2014 developer conference in June this year, the Android One initiative from Google aims to help the smaller smartphone vendors in producing quality Android phones, which are affordable.
According to Sundar Pichai, who is currently the head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, the company is providing the smartphone vendors with various hardware reference platforms, which can be used to build quality smartphones. The search giant has also given a list of necessary hardware components and qualified vendors to get these components from.
“By working closely with phone and silicon chip makers to share reference designs and select components, we’re making it easier for our partners to build phones that are not just great to use, but also affordable,” Google noted in a blog post.
The Android One project is going to expand by the end of 2014, and apart from India, Indonesia, Phillippines and other South Asian countries will be seeing the Android One devices. And apart from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, the other brands like Alcatel, Panasonic, Asus, Acer, Xolo and HTC will join in to make Android One phones.
According to Google, the users will get 200MB of free data usage per month for Android updates, for the first six months and that would be with Airtel SIM. In fact, Bharti Airtel and Reliance are the two carriers to have joined into this project.
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