Google annouced the Android One program that will replace the Nexus branding line-up in the near future with the latest Android version, good specs in a very low competitive price.
The phone, which features dual SIM slots, is listed at Rs. 6,999 (about $115) and packs in a 5MP camera, 2MP front shooter, an FWVGA (854x480) display at 4.5", 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, and a 1700mAh battery. The device from Micromax, readers may recall, is slated to be a dual-SIM device with a 4.5" display at an even less expensive price of "under $100."
There are just a couple of days left until the official Android One announcement but for now it looks like this is our first peek at Android One hardware. Hit the link below for the full listing.
Notethat the Flipkart listing has been pulled for now. It won't take long until it's back again.
Google officially announced the world's first Android One smartphones yesterday, all made by Indian manufacturers, and each costing less than $110 unlocked: Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498, and Micromax Canvas A1. At the same time, Google revealed a full list of hardware partners that will eventually commercialize Android One devices.
Alongside Karbonn, Spice and Micromax, the list includes several better known companies like HTC, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer. Furthermore, we see Alcatel, Panasonic, Intex, Lava, and Xolo completing the list.
Among chipmakers, only Qualcomm and MediaTek are supporting Android One for now but that's more than enough. Qualcomm is the world's largest mobile chipset maker anyway, while MediaTek is huge in Asia.