Bargain-Priced Google Android One Smartphones Expand Further Into Asia

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 Bangladesh’s own Symphony have partnered with Google and will launch their first Android One.

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“All these devices will give people a high quality mobile experience for an affordable price, running stock-Android with updates from Google,” said Google vice president for product management Caesar Sengupta in a blog post.

No pricing was given for the three new markets and Google didn’t provide any information for when it plans to launch in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Pakistan.

The expansion in Asia is part of Google’s aim, which was revealed back in June, to provide the next billion people with low-cost Android One smartphones.

Via:  Google
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