Google to launch Android One affordable smartphones in Pakistan at the end of the year.
Google recently announced three Android One enabled phones in India. Each of the three devices has a 4.5-inch display and will first ship in India with latest Android L operating system. Starting price of these phones is 105 USD. Each phone has both a front (5MP) and rear-facing camera (2MP), dual SIM card slots, a replaceable battery and a built-in FM radio. Other specifications include 1GB of RAM and a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processors.
The phones will come to Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka by the end of the year and next year to the other countries.
Android One is Google’s effort to make life longer of Android smartphones. Most of Android devices lack after sale software updates by the manufacturers and Android One is the solution to that problem, official software updates from the phone.
To make Android One devices affordable, Google is working with smartphone partners like Acer, Asus, HTC and Lenovo, as well as silicon chip makers to use lower-cost components.