Google Launches Android One Smartphones With Micromax, Karbonn, Spice.
The search giant Google announced the First Android One smartphones on 15th September – the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno are available for the buyers with their online retail partners Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart respectively in India. While the physical retail store would be availabile in early October.
Google has launched the first family of Android One phones in India, saying the move is part of a “larger initiative to bring high-quality smartphones to as many people as possible.”
Google says the Android One phones offer a high-quality experience, running the Android 4.4 KitKat. The company added these phones will be the first to receive the Android L release, and update that Google says will offer the new “material design, improved battery life, enhanced security features, and smarter notifications.”
Some Features :
All 3 smartphones bear similar features hardware specifications, as well as “features particularly important to Indians” – dual SIM card slots, a FM radio tuner, and a microSD card slot for additional storage. Google apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Search, and Google Translate will come pre-loaded on the phones.
This Android Devices has been priced between 6,000 to 6.500 rs. which is another plus point for the Indian buyers to have it into their pocket. The search giant also announced that in the coming weeks the YouTube app will get offline video playback in India, allowing users to store videos via Wi-Fi on their Android device, and watch them later without data connectivity.
Sundar Pichai, Google Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome & Apps, announced an expanded set of hardware partners for the Android One initiative, including Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, Asus, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Xolo, as well as chipmaker Qualcomm. The company also announced that Android One phones will launch in Indonesia, the Philippines, and additional countries in South Asia by the end of the year.