Android One phones are finally here! The specs are not much of a surprise – courtesy flipkart and Spice, which listed Spice Android One Dream UNO well ahead of the scheduled launch. Android One Program was first announced at Google IO few months back and aims at strengthening Google’s dominance in ultra low cost budget Android space in emerging markets like India. Under the program, Google will monitor quality and user experience while working in close coordination with Android One partners.
The Three Android One smartphones launched today are Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Android One Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V. All the three Android One smartphones have the same hardware and software, but are differentiated by different body design. All three will go live on Amazon.in, Flipkart and Snapdeal starting 3:30 PM today.
All three Android One Phones features a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with FWVGA resolution fueled by 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek chipset and 1 GB RAM. There is only 4 GB onboard storage (2 GB at user end) with 32 GB MicroSD support. Google also announced that next wave of Android One smartphones will feature Qualcomm chipsets.
Spice Dream Uno
The Dual SIM smartphone have latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on board apart from A 5 MP AF rear shooter capable of full HD recording, LED Flash and a 2 MP front camera. All hardware will be powered by a 1700 mAh battery. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, G-Sensor , Proximity sensor, Light sensor, E-Compass, Gyro Sensor
Karbonn Sparkle V
The hardware of Android One phones is great at this price range, but not exactly dazzling. The USP remains the Google controlled software and promised Android L update, which will further enhance performance. This gives them a huge edge over the competition.All Android One Users will get 35 GB free Google Drive storage and can download up to 200 MB of Apps free on all Android One Phones every month (in partnership with Airtel). Sunder Pichai also announced that YouTube will be coming offline soon.
Micromax canvas A1
Google plans to go big with Android One. There will be Android One showrooms on wheels in 600 locations in 20 major cities. As for international waters, Google will later expand Android One program to Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and other South Asian countries in 2015.
Interestingly Google also listed its new Android One partners which include Xolo,Lava, HTC, Panasonic, ASUS, Alcatel, Intex, Lenovo and Acer! thus all major Smartphone manufacturers want a piece of Android One Pie and this would potentially be revolutionary for budget Android market. These new partners will launch Android One smartphones with Qualcomm chipsets.
|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|