The aim of this Android One project is to make smartphones available and accessible to everyone. Meaning, affordability is the key in this project. Through this project Google aims to work with its partners to release affordable smartphones with high quality materials. Google says that they are currently looking into manufacturers (OEM) that can actually manufacture hardware at a low cost but with a certain quality about it. They want to make “high quality, affordable smartphones”. The Android One device or devices for that matter will be sporting the stock Android ROM. What that will do is ensure that those phones under the Android One project will be updated as and when they are available.
The platform was announced back in July at the Google I/O conference and has since been launched only in India. Now, however, it has been announced that the Android One love will spread to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The first three Android One devices came from Karbonn, Micromax and Spice with basic specs such as 4.5 inch displays mated with dual SIM capabilities. Karbonn is currently working to get a second generation Android One device released in early 2015.
A long list of manufacturers and network partners are slated to be launching the devices from the platform in other countries alongside the trio already mentioned. One of the partners include Symphony Mobile who will be launching the Symphony Roar A50 soon.
With another three countries ticked off the list, we’re still looking for Indonesia, Philippines and Pakistan to join the Android One family.
Source: Android Authority