Google reveals the primary low-value Android One telephones
As predicted, Google has simply revealed the primary Android One telephones at an occasion in India at the moment. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles are the businesses working with Google at launch, all three launching new handsets this morning. What can we anticipate from an Android One system? Karbonn, for instance, is launching the “Sparkle V Purple,” (pictured under) which comes with twin SIM slots, a four.5-inch show (480 x 854), a 5-megapixel main digital camera, 1GB of RAM and, importantly, the newest model of Android (KitKat).
The Android One initiative is Google’s massive push into creating markets. India is a large progress alternative for smartphones, and Android One is designed not solely to make extra reasonably priced handsets (the brand new ones will value round 6399 Rupees — about $one hundred), however it’s additionally a means of bringing a constant Android expertise. There are many low cost units that run the working system, however they endure from lack of updates. With One, Google can handle the software program updates instantly, making certain a a lot better, much less fragmented expertise. The three new handsets ought to go on sale later at the moment.
Google additionally confirmed that it has negotiated particular knowledge plans with Indian operator Airtel meaning customers on that community will get software program updates to the telephone delivered with out incurring knowledge fees. It was additionally revealed that there might be a particular YouTube app that permits customers to obtain movies for offline viewing. That is one thing Google goes to nice lengths to keep away from, often, however the concept is that it will permit customers to seize a video one, and watch it later with out both the necessity for knowledge, or, once more, incurring expenses.
Lastly, Google made it clear that One telephones shall be within the first wave of units to get the anticipated Android L replace — in an analogous method to how Nexus handsets at present do. A weblog publish outlining this system additionally mentions Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Lenovo, Panasonic, and chipmaker Qualcomm (present telephones have MediaTek processors) amongst others as hardware companions which have signed as much as this system.
- Key specs
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- Sort Smartphone
- Working system Android (KitKat [4.4])
- Display measurement four.5 inches
- Digital camera 5&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Introduced 2014-09-15