Items tagged with Android One

Motorola has a history of delivering Android smartphones that are packed with features, but don't break the bank. The latest entry from the company is the Moto One Action, which reserves its most innovative feature for its video recording capabilities. Like many flagship smartphones available today, the Moto One Action has a triple camera setup on the rear. There is a 12MP primary sensor with phase detection autofocus along with a 5MP depth camera for adding effects like natural blur for portrait shots. But where the magic comes into play is with the addition of a 117-degree ultra-wide-angle action video camera. This ultra-wide-angle camera gives you shots more in line with that you'd see... Read more...
The notched screen Motorola One smartphone was announced back in late August of this year when it was confirmed that the mid-range device and its sibling, the One Power, would be launching in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. At the time any potential availability in the States was unannounced. Motorola has now announced that the Motorola One will be coming to the U.S. and that the device will be sold exclusively through Best Buy locations for $399. Best Buy is taking pre-orders right now with a black or white version offered; official availability is set for November 9 online and November 11 in stores. One draw for this smartphone will be the price; in a world of over $1,000 flagship... Read more...
Notched displays are sort of like Jason Vorhees, in that they keep on coming whether you want them to are not. There's no hiding from The Notch (cue the scary music). Even the budget smartphone market does not provide sanctuary from notched displays, as Motorola's new One and One Power phones make crystal clear. The Motorola One and One Power are a pair of Android One handsets. Android One, as you might recall, started off as an initiative focused on bringing lower cost smartphones to emerging markets "Our goal is to reach the next 5 billion people in the world," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in 2014. "When I go back home to India and other countries like that, it is exciting to see the impact... Read more...
When buying an Android smartphone these days, you're not just getting Google's mobile operating system. You also have to deal with the OEM's user interface that is skinned on top, duplicate apps, and carrier bloatware (if you choose not to go with an unlocked device). LG has heard your pain, and has announced the LG G7 One smartphone, which runs the bone stock Android One operating system. The LG G7 One is very similar to the LG G7 ThinQ that was launched earlier this year (read the HotHardware review here), but it replaces the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an older Snapdragon 835. In addition, the dual camera setup on the rear has given way to a single 16MP f/1.6 camera... Read more...
The image you see here is alleged to be a new Motorola smartphone that will run the streamlined Android One operating system. The device is called the Motorola One Power and is expected to land with the stylized moniker "motoralone Power". One glance at the smartphone and you can see that Motorola is following Apple's iPhone X and other Android device makers down the screen display notch road. For now, this is the only way to get the speaker, sensors, and cameras into the front of the device dominated by a screen. Despite the notch at the top, there is still a largish  bezel on the bottom of the device. As much as smartphone users loathe the notch it's a bit surprising how... Read more...
The mobile industry's largest trade show is now right around the corner, with Mobile World Congress (MWC) getting underway in Barcelona on Monday. There will be lots of goodies unveiled and announced. As always, Google will have a presence at the trade show. Google's primary focus will be on its Android Oreo (Go edition) platform, and with that in mind, the company says we will see the first set of Android Oreo (Go edition) phones at the event. Android Oreo (Go edition) is a cut down and optimized version of Android Oreo. Google designed the lighter weight mobile operating system for entry level smartphones with just 1GB of RAM or less. These phones have a smaller amount of storage to work with,... Read more...
The cat was first let out of the bag earlier this month that Motorola would bring the Moto X4 to the United States as the country's first Android One device. Today, Google confirmed that news and announced that the Moto X4 will be available via its Project Fi wireless service. What makes this Android One Moto X4 different is the fact that it runs the Android One operating system, which Google says offers a "pure Android experience". You won't find any extra Motorola software installed on the device, nor will you find any bloatware Although the Android One Moto X4 will come from the factory with Android Nougat, it will receive an update to Android Oreo before the end of the year. In addition,... Read more...
Android One is moving up in the world. What started off as a stock Android platform for budget handsets is still a stock Android experience, only now it can be found on some mid-range phones. Xiaomi was first with an Android One version of its Mi A1, a variant Mi 5X. Now Motorola appears to be following suit with an Android One version of its forthcoming Moto X4 device, according to a pressed render posted by Twitter by the infamous inside man Evan Blass (@evleaks). If that is indeed the case, the Moto X4 could end up being the first phone powered by Android One in the United States. That is a big deal for users who just to experience Android the way Google put it together, without an extra layers... Read more...
Xiaomi is a Chinese smartphone maker that has found some success in the U.S. and much greater fortune around the world with its smartphones. The next flagship device from Xiaomi is due to launch in the U.S. on September 11 and it is called the Mi Mix 2. But before that new flagship device launches, it has another new smartphone that debuted in India called the Mi A1 and it is a pure Android device lacking the Xiaomi MIUI software over the top. Mi A1 buyers will get a smartphone running the entry-level Android One software platform. The thought of a non-Pixel device running nothing but Android is probably appealing to a lot of people out there in the market for a new smartphone. Along with... Read more...
Google's attempt to flood emerging markets with low-cost Android One smartphones has been met with limited success since launching the initiative two years ago. The idea was to partner with local manufacturers to build affordable handsets and then commit to supporting them with updates for 18 months. Google is not giving up on that goal, but with an eye towards expanding into program into the United States, it might be shifting its focus a bit. Inside sources at Google told The Information about Google's plan, which includes the launch of its first Android One smartphone in the U.S. sometime before the second half of this year. It is not known what company will manufacturer the handsets (LG is... Read more...
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 effort, even though it hasn't gained much steam since launching in New Delhi almost a year ago.Similar... 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 of itself isn’t exactly earth shattering, what is interesting is the fact that new Android One phones... 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 Bangladesh’s own Symphony have partnered with Google and will launch their first Android One.“All... 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 & Apps SVP Sundar Pichai. In a quote, he says: "While 1.75 billion people around the world... Read more...
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