In the beginning of this year, we were wondering what happened to Google’s Android One initiative, but we’ve seen recently some activity from the company in that direction. After it first launched in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Philippines, Google has expanded Android One to Pakistan, as well, with the new QMobile A1 smartphone.
And now it seems that Google wants to strengthen Android One’s presence on the Indian market, as Indian phone-maker Lava is said to release its first Android One smartphone. It was initially believed that the device would launch on July 14, but now it’s almost sure that the new handset will be launched on July 27, next week, according to press invites sent out by the company.
As you can see for yourself from the above invite, it’s pretty obvious that Lava is going to launch an Android One handset. The invite reads ‘Witness the Power of 1,” where ‘1’ is made up of what could be its upcoming features – the one that will never grow old, will respect your privacy, will keep you powered longer and will help you create memories. These could be hints to the fact that will run stock Android and will have some privacy control options and will home some special photo-taking features.
The device is believed to feature a 5-inch display with a MediaTek processor and 2GB of RAM with a priced of around Rs 12,000. Android One devices are known for being affordable but it seems that Google wants to change this strategy and Lava could their first partner to do that.