First Android One Device Already on Sale in India?!
At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai announced the Android One program for emerging markets. The program aims to give manufacturers a “turn key solution” to manufacturing budget friendly devices which are aimed at hitting a sub USD$ 100 (INR 6081/RM 320). However, similar to the Nexus program, these Android One devices are supposed to be updated by Google itself allowing timely updates and guaranteed support.
It seems like there maybe some leakage in the Android One works as Indian online retailer, FlipKart, may have accidentally uploaded a listing for one of the first Android One devices to launch under the Indian Telco, Spice. This leak comes ahead of Google’s September 15th, New Delhi event at which they are expected to launch the Android One program officially while it is expected that devices will reach consumers by October.
A listing for the Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 was spotted earlier today on the retailers website. The device was retailing at INR 6999 (USD$ 115/ RM 368) and came with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage with support for microSD card expansion. The Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 will come with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (Full wide video graphics array) with a 854 x 480 resolution. Also coming in tow is a 5-MegaPixel camera with an LED flash and a 2-MegaPixel front facing camera.
According to AndroidOS.in, the device is already being teased by Spice on its social media. However, the listing on FlipKart has already been removed.