In an important announcement at Google IO on 25th June 2014, Google Announced Android One, a budget smartphone series which will be manufactured and sold by partners like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles which are all from India. The Android One budget or affordable series of mobile phones by Google are truly targeted at masses with a under US $100 or under Rs. 6,000 price tag.
Android One Specifications
Android One series from Google will offer dual SIM functionality, display size of 4.5 Inch, will feature FM Radio and SD card support for expandable memory. Most important requirement is that it has to be super affordable under US $100 price tag which makes it undercut the popular Moto E considerably.
At the I/O conference, Google showcased the first Google Android One by Micromax. The Micromax Android One phone showcased comes in black and white, has a rear camera with LED Flash. We assume that since its a Google project, it will be launched with the latest Google Android OS, the Android 5.0 or Android L.
Android One seems to be the phone which is expected to revolutionize the third world with a smartphone era. It has the potential to make billions of new users coming on to Smart platforms of phones who earlier could not afford a decent smartphone. This will also boost the global online-population by making more and more people capable to connect to mobile Internet.
With our previous experience with phones like Moto E, which is just over $100, we believe that Android One is another potential winner in the making. It is likely to hit the market by end of the year and will be a good step forward. Especially with the partners like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, who have a lot of experience with budget devices, it will be even more effective. We are looking forward to get our hands on these devices soon. Stay tuned to Intellect Digest by signing up for our email newsletter for latest updates directly in your inbox.