Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Google launches Android One in India

Android One : For the next five billion

Google launches Android One - a new family of Android™ devices, designed in collaboration with several manufacturers. Google announced Android One campaign at Google IO and with its launch there are three smartphone manufacturers - Karbonn, Micromax & Spice who came up with the first three Android One devices.

All the three Android One smartphones - Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 & Spice Dream UNO have a 4.5-inch display, 1 GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front cameras, 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processors, dual-SIM slots, micro SD expandable storage, and FM radios. All the three devices are running the latest version of Android ie. Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Google says will get a guaranteed upgrade to the next version of Android.

Google confirmed more partners will join Android One program including phone manufacturers Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic, Xolo, and chipmaker Qualcomm and Android One program will be expanded to Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) by the end of the year, with more countries to follow in 2015.

Price & Availability

Karbonn Sparkle V is made officially available via Snapdeal for ₹6399, Micromax Canvas A1 is available via Amazon for ₹6499 and Spice Dream UNO can be purchased from Flipkart for ₹6299 respectively.

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