Google’s Android One initiative announced back at Google I/O is now official with India being the first market to get Android One devices. The first set of phones will be released by Micromax (Canvas A1), Spice (Mi Uno) and Karbonn (Sparkle V) later today carrying a price tag of Rs. 6,399. The price is still higher than Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S but is lucrative enough considering users will get software updates directly from Google.
The phones differ slightly in design but have similar hardware underneath like Dual SIM support, 4.5-inch display, microSD card slot, FM Radio, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5 megapixel camera, support for Indian languages and lots more.
The phones will be initially available on online retailers like Amazon (Micromax), Flipkart (Spice), Snapdeal (Karbonn) but will soon expand to regular retail channels in the coming months.
Google also plans to expand the Android One program to other countries.
[Via Economic Times]