Google launches its first set of Android One smartphones in India, earlier a teaser came in Google I/O. It is an initiative to bring high end smartphones to budget class range. The first three smartphone makers who got Android One are Micromax, Kabonn and Spice.
The product names are Micromax Canvas A1, Kabonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno Mi-498. All these smartphone will be exclusive to the ecommerce website Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart respectively. All the smartphones have same hardware specifications but differ in price. All will get 200MB 3G data for 6 months by Airtel and 100MB per month for Android software update. Data compression feature is introduced in Android One’s Google Chrome browser.
These all smartphone comes with Android One which is stock Android KitKat and they will get future updates by Google directly and not depend on the carrier. All these smartphones will get updates up to 2years in the future and will also receive Android L on it.
Google partnered with few other handset makers like ASUS, Panasonic, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Xolo, Alcatel, Acer and Qualcomm for Android One smartphones. Android One smartphones will soon be launched in Indonesia, Philippines and other South Asia by the end of 2014. Google also announced that YouTube will get offline play back in the coming weeks, means you can store the videos on Wi-Fi and playback anytime with internet connection.