Android One phones run on the stock version of this OS and provides local language support to the users. To keep the process updated is the responsibility of Google. The first devices were launched by Google and local smartphone manufacturers in India. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice are the first ones who will come up with the Android One phones. The phones would be sold through selected online portals with deals and offers. Snapdeal would be selling Canvas from Micromax, Flipkart sells Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn’s Sparkle V is sold through Amazon India.
The three Android One gadgets have touchscreen of 4.5 inches and 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6583 quad core processor. The RAM is of 1 GB. The internal memory is of 4 GB can be boosted with a MicroSD card, 1700mAh battery, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 3 G connectivity and dual SIM support. These phones support Hindi, the first language for 40% of the population, and all the phones come under $105, which is less than 7000 INR.
What’s in store?
Google has signed up with new hardware partners too. Asus, Acer, Alcatel, Lava, Xolo, HTC, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Intex have signed on board and the net launch is expected in South Asian countries, which include Indonesia, Bangladesh and Philippines.