Almost every big OEM out there is showing an increased interest in the market of cheaper smartphones. Google is well-aware of that and in order to provide them with what they need and also stay safe from a possible rise in popularity of such novel operating systems as Windows Phone, Firefox OS and ohers; it has decide to come with Android One.
Announced back at Google I/O a couple months back, Android One is Google’s initiative to put on the market cheap Android smartphones with prices somewhere around $100. But the price isn’t the single differentiating factor, as they are also said to sport stock Android and have direct updates.
Google has now sent out press events for a special event that’s going to take place on September 15. As you can see for yourself, the body of the invite reads like this – “for an exciting new announcement from Google” and on the end “more details closer to the date”.
Though Google isn’t sharing any specific details, based on the timing and India-specific focus of the news, Android One is what seems to be on the cards. A bunch of previous rumors suggested that Google won’t be able to offer cheaper than $100 Android One-smartphones, but we’ll just have to wait and see whether this is true or not.
Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Android, Chrome and Apps at Google recently said that the company will not subside Android One hardware. Pichai hopes that by sharing resources between Google and the OEMs, the companies would be able to keep the total cost of manufacturing within the previous announced limits.
Three Indian manufacturers are said to be amongt the first companies to introduce Android One smartphones – Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn. Leave your comment below and let us know what you think of this.