Android One kicks off in India: Pure Android phones at Rs. 6,500


Google had announced at Google i/o in June 2014 that it will be working with developing countries for smartphone market in creating cheaper phones. They kicked it all off in India as they suggested they would. Google tied up with Micromax, Spice and Karbonn for the OEMs and silicon chip makers for cheaper parts and hence a more affordable phone.
Google Android One initiative has started on 3 phones- Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno.

They all will come with 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek processors along with 5MP back camera and 2 MP front facing camera. All these phones will have 1GB of RAM. Displays would be 4.5 inch with 854×480 pixel resolution. This is the minimum and yet a good standard for building ground for quality budget smartphone. You also have Motorola Moto E and Xaomi Mi Red in the race which offers the similar specifications for the same price. You get Android v4.4.4 KitKat out of the box with guaranteed update for Android L. They will run the stock Android versions and hence you can be ready for a smooth and lag-less experience of pure Android.

HTC, Asus and Lenovo are to join the Android One initiative as well.


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