Android One expanding to other emerging markets
Google’s launch of Android One had the purpose of serving emerging markets with a fluid Android experience on entry-level hardware, and at the same time relieving OEMs of the need to worry about the software experience. At the moment, the Android One initiative was only available in India as its launch country, and we’ve heard of different OEMs like Micromax, Spice and Karbonn jumping on board. If you’re wondering when Android One smartphones will reach your country, more news emerge today.
Google has just made it official that Android One is expanding its reach to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka over the next coming weeks. No specific details were provided on OEMs or carriers for Nepal and Sri Lanka, but the official launch does mention that it will be launched in Bangladesh under its local vendor Symphony. Google also mentions that we should expect Android One to reach other countries in early 2015 as well.
At the moment it’s hard to predict how successful Android One will be, specially given the fact that the rest of the emerging markets are using KitKat to run on very limited hardware without significant compromise.