We love to buy the smartphones with greater specs. However, our wallet does not always support our interests. Buying a budget-friendly smartphone could be the alternative but they soon get obsolete as the OS version is always upgrading. Owing to those difficulties, Google’s Android One is coming as a messiah to the low-budgeted consumers.
Back in 2014, Google launched android One platform with a view to providing wallet-friendly smartphones to the developing markets. Back then, Google shook hands with the minor companies like Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn. The journey seemed fruitful as Spice Android One Dream UNO MI-498, Micromax Canvas A1, and Karbonn Sparkle V emerged in the market. Each of the devices featured 4.5” 854×480 pixel displays packed with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. Cemented with 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processors, the devices had 5MP+2MP cameras and 1700 mAh battery.
Google’s Android One pioneer devices were available under $100 back then. However, the second lot of Google’s Android One will supposedly cost price in the range of $200-$300. So, the new devices are certainly carrying superior specs than the previous ones. However, one thing about the devices has been confirmed. The smartphones will come with a guarantee of being updated with the latest Android updates and security for two years after the phone is purchased.
Though Google is funding the campaign, Google is not going to make them by itself. According to the clue from our news sources, the manufacturing works would be handled by LG. Since the inclusion of Amazon’s Alexa assistant instead of Google’s to the Huawei Mate 9 created tension between the two.
The new Google’s Android One devices are likely to make its way in the US in the mid of this year. Since the consumers in the US are inclined on having flagship built phones and they are already many budget-friendly devices packed with greater specs, we can expect that the device could emerge in the Nepali markets too. Another reason that could support this statement could be the new Google strategies. The new Google strategy hints that in spite of struggling in the established markets, Google wants to own the emerging markets of the developing countries. The device has not yet been launched and no further information have come from the Google. Time will reveal everything so all we have to do now is wait.