Google Android One to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh:
After the successful launch of Android One in India three months ago, Google introduces the Android One program to other Asian countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The Android One initiative aims to make high quality smart phones accessible to as many people as possible and they were a grant success in Indian market due to its lower price range.
“We’re taking another step toward reaching the next five billion people: in the coming weeks, the Android One devices will start to go on sale in India’s neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.”
The first three Android One devices came from Karbonn, Micromax and Spice. They shared the same basic specs: a 4.5 inch display, a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, dual SIM cards, a replaceable battery and a built-in FM radio. Karbonn are also working to release second generation Android One phones for Q1 2015. The same three devices will be available in these markets for now – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream UNO.
Besides Micromax, Karbonn and Spice from India, Bangladeshi manufacturer Symphony will also begin retailing Android One devices, beginning with its Road A50.
All devices will be budget-oriented in nature, but with quality controls meant to ensure that the experience is on par with more expensive competitors. Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai claimed to have been using an Android One phone as his daily driver for some time when the program launched and was pleased with it.
Google will be expanding to more markets with more devices in 2015. Keep visiting the site for further updates. Good day..!! 🙂