Google, as eternity is going to come to grips with the markets of developing countries – to this end, the company introduced at the June event Google I / O Android One initiative for the production of standard low-end phones. It will allow manufacturers to quickly and easily to market the device based on the latest standard version of Android with guaranteed fast OS updates.
The cost of vehicles, as reported at the beginning, will be about $ 100, but the program will significantly improve the quality of the final devices budgetary level. According to data announced earlier, the first smartphone Android One had to go out into the Indian market at the end of October. Recent reports indicate that smartphones Android One will come a little earlier and at a higher price.
It is reported that the device will be released by manufacturers like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice in early September, and their price in India will be in the range of $ 115-$ 165 The sources said that the increase in the final cost of vehicles driven by the desire Google to implement additional hardware features and provide better application performance. However, the nature of the changes are not reported – I would hope that instead of the 2-core 40nm CPU MediaTek MT6575, which was reported earlier, will be used a few more new and powerful chip.
As early exit smartphones Android One would mean that the device will initially be running Android 4.4.4, and not later than anticipated Android L. However, L updates should come to smartphones immediately after the official launch of the operating system in October. Perhaps in the future there will be smartphones and Android One for less than $ 100, but at first it is better not to wait.
Google at a conference I / O said that the smartphone Android One of the Indian company Micromax will get a 4.5-inch screen , support for two SIM-card slot for microSD, as well as support for FM-radio.