Waiting for Android One: a Breakthrough from Android

Written By Chio Chyo on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 10:06 AM

The fact that Android has become such a tough competitor for strong OS like Windows and Apple has not made Google satisfied yet. They want to ensure that everyone in this universe – if I may say – is having their own Android in their hand. Thus, they are building a strategy no one could ever predict. Officially last month in India, Google has launched Android One, which is a hardware reference model that specific manufacturer could use when making their own phones.

What interesting from Android One is the low price, in which they said it would be below $100. Yes, you read that right. With such a great bargain, you can already own your own high-quality Android phone with specification as much as similar with other Android phones. It is perfect when you want to give present to your beloved which is a first smartphone, or maybe for you with tight budget but big dreams to have a phone which could fulfill your desires.

For Android One, Google will handle security updates to prevent troubles dealing with lack of security updates. They also have a list of minimum requirements, so as long as the vendor sticks to it, it would be fine regarding the price. In India itself, they have started with Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice. The three phones from them are $100 only, approximately one-sixth of the new iPhone. After India, Google has targeted other developing countries like Philippine, Indonesia, and South Asia.

What will you get with $100 invested to buy Android One? If you are a selfie-type person, the good news is it has 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, which are good enough for you to capture your best moment. Do not worry, because you can use 2 sim cards at the same time, enabling you to switch between one provider to another to select the best service. Another thing you have to be proud for having Android One is the 1.3 Ghz processor. One more thing, we all know how interesting all applications on Android is. Running more than 5 applications at the same time may run out your battery. But with this Android Phone, you can use if for 6 hours without charging.

Still does not sound as a great bargain for you? Let me repeat one more thing: the price is one-sixth latest iPhone, with lots of applications on PlayStore. You can definitely have a good time by owning this phone. Comparing Android One with other OS is no need, because Android would give you pleasure time longer and more fun than others. With only $ 100, you can browse the PlayStore and look for many kinds of applications.

We are not talking about morality or so, but bringing cheap smartphone to developing countries is one of the best step Google just made. It’s like opening the door of opportunity for the people there. In those countries where average monthly income is only $250, having a great smartphone with $100 will be a huge deal.
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