Google is about to launch Android One smartphones in emerging markets. Yes, Android One will be making its way to India on September 15, 2014.
Google announced this new project in its annual I/O event that will launch Android One in partnership with low cost phones such as Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. While this project of Android One launch will be done globally, the initiative will be starting in India.
This initiative is likely to an immensely advantageous move for the whole social media gamut as well. Google will be providing basic guideline references to its leading device making partners members. The feature is being made available in low cost smartphones, but they are loaded with top-end features. Basically, cheaper phones will come with loaded features.
Check out top 5 things you need to know about Android One:
1. Google services don’t work for all Android based phones, but with Android One, this won’t be an issue anymore. Google will provide the manufacturers with specifications, basic guideline references for hardware parts, up-to-date versions of Android which will result in faster upgrades.
2. Since Google is collaborating with many low-cost domestic phone makers, it will take quality control of the low end market, with the smart phone priced mostly below Rs 6,000. Although a lot of phones come under this bracket of low cost phones, but Android One will provide a superior functionality with better a user interface.
3. Although not much is known about the specifications of Android One, some of its features will include dual core chip, 5MP camera, removable SD card, 4.5 inch display and Media Tek processor all in low cost phones such as Micromax, Karbonn and Spice.
4. Android One will set Google on an upscale since the customization of its hardware as well as software it will provide an amalgamation of its own services such as Google’s own search engine.
5. Android one is a new supremacy initiative by Google to stay abreast with Android in India. With the launch of Android One it will ensure a safe play for Google in the tech market. It is also said to bolster Facebook’s growth in India.
This launch of Android One will add to the never ending race of revolutionary device makers and multinational co operations to deliver cheaper smartphones with loaded features. Only time will tell if this will turn out to be a real deal and a game-changer.