Google has officially announced Android One program and will proceed to other South Asian countries after testing waters in India. At the launch event Google announced 9 new Android partners namely Xolo,Lava, HTC, Panasonic, ASUS, Alcatel, Intex, Lenovo and Acer!
Also, the next wave of Android One phones from these partners will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. Android One phones have Google controlled software at their helm with promise of timely Android updates. Thus, even budget Android users can enjoy the luxury of software updates and great Stock Android experience.
Since every major Android manufacturer has jumped the ship, this in itself demonstrates the huge potential of Google’s latest approach. The program will help Google strengthen its Android roots in developing countries as well as exercise more control over the entire market by partnering with all major OEMs.
On the whole, consumers will be the winner here. The Specs of Android One smartphones won’t be compelling in developed markets but do make a lot of sense in countries like India where majority of cell phone users still use feature phones.
Android One phones will be the first set of smartphones to be flaunt Android L in India, and that accounts for a solid reason to buy one.
|Model||Spice Android One Dream UNO||Micromax Canvas A1||Karbonn Sparkle V|
|Display||4.5 Inch , FWVGA||4.5 Inch , FWVGA||4.5 Inch , FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable||4 GB, Expandable||4 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 Kitkat||Android 4.4.4 Kitkat||Android 4.4.4 Kitkat|
|Camera||5 MP/ 2 MP||5 MP/ 2 MP||5 MP/ 2 MP|
|Battery||1700 mAh||1700 mAh||1700 mAh|
|Price||6,399 INR||6,399 INR||6,399 INR|