Android One smartphones reported to launch in India around September-October

Friday, July 4, 2014

/ by Ritij Khurana
When we heard the announcement about the Android One program at the Google I/O event, we were all pleasantly surprised. The program is meant as an initiative to bring low cost Android smartphones with a decent set of specifications at a price that doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket either. It will kick off from India, as the initial partners for the program are Karbonn, Micromax and Spice, in about three months from now as per the latest reports.

Android One

Sundar Pichai is expected to come to India between September and October later this year to launch the Android One devices in the country. The launch is roughly three months away and the smartphones are expected to change the way we see budget droids.

Currently the budget droids on sale don’t really rank decently in terms of hardware/software but if Google is the one controlling these two aspects, we could surely have a slew of devices that provide value for money on our hands.

Google hasn’t revealed much detail about it but has given a very small number of details about them.

The word on the street is that Mediatek will be supplying the chipsets for these and it is indeed the provider for majority of the budget handsets. The first device that will be launched under the program in partnership with Micromax will have a 4.5-inch display, FM radio, dual SIM card slot and a microSD card slot too.

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