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Google isn't giving up on its much hyped Android One project, an initiative aimed at bringing inexpensive Android smartphones to emerging markets. The initial roll out hadn't gone as smoothly as Google hoped, but it's ramping up its efforts for a reboot with a focus on India where there's an existing push to increase Internet access.Android One provides manufacturers with a set of specifications to build cheap smartphones while maintaining a certain level of quality. Rajan Anandan, managing director in India and Southeast Asia, told the Financial Times that Google is still "very committed" to this... Read more...
Google announced its Android One initiative in mid-2014 in an effort to put another billion smartphones in the hands of people across the globe. While consumers in developed nations have flocked to pricey smartphones from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and HTC, Google’s aim with Android One is to cater to developing markets with devices that are priced at around $100 and below.  Google partnered with Karbonn, Spice, and Micromax to provide Android One smartphones for the Indian market, and the company today announced that Indonesia is the next stop on the low-cost train. While that news in and... Read more...
Back in September, Google released its Android One smartphone in India in an effort to make high-quality smartphones be accessible to as many people as possible. On Monday, Google announced its plan to release the Android One in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka as part of its initiative to expand further into Asia. By releasing in these countries, which have a combined population of over 200 million people, Google is expanding its potential consumer base and will begin to sell Android One smartphones with the help of a range of manufacturers and network partners. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, and... Read more...
While Google has grown into a multifaceted company with many areas of focus, connecting people remains at its core. Without people connected to the Internet, people can't connect to Google's services. And without that, there's no Google. In a bid to assist the next billion in getting connected, Google debuted Android One at its I/O convention earlier in the year. Today, at an event in India, more details were revealed about what could be the company's most powerful initiative yet to bring legions of new users into the connection age. The Android One project is being spearheaded by Android and Chrome... Read more...
Now that even toddlers are walking around texting each other these days, the focus is starting to change towards developing regions, and Android is front in line. We saw it recently with Microsoft's Nokia X2 -- Redmond's first Android handset, which will probably never get released in the U.S. -- and now Google has announced an initiative called Android One that will focus on affordable handsets for the masses. Just as Microsoft said it designed the budget-friendly Nokia X2 for the "next billion" smartphone owners, the Android One initiative aims to do the same thing. "All these amazing multi-screen... Read more...