Android One is Google’s solution for its mobile operating system to reach as many hands as possible. Even though Android is free, Android One is designed with extremely affordable hardware in mind, and where OEMs only focus on the hardware, while Google deals with the software. Recent news have left us debating whether the service has succeeded or not, but today we see it expand.
As of today, Android One has expanded to six more countries in Africa, being these Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, and Nigeria. Google’s launch partner will be Infinix, and the launch device will be the HOT 2. The device will retail for a crazy cheap $87, but the spec sheet is anything but barebones. We see a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-corer MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and even a premium option with 2GB of memory. There’s also an 8 megapixel main camera in combo with a 2 megapixel selfie shooter. There is 16GB of expandable storage, dual-SIM capabilities, a 2,200 mAh battery, and five color options to chose from.
It’s great to see Android One continue to expand its reach. It should only be a matter of time before it reaches even more countries.