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Android One might get officially introduced at a Google event on September 15 in India

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Android One might get officially introduced at a Google event on September 15 in India

Undoubtedly, Android L stole the show at Google's I/O keynote a tad over two months ago, but let's not forget that Mountain View also unveiled and showcased several other things, most notably Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android One. The latter aims to bring Android to the “next 5 billion people” and is targeted at emerging markets, such as India.

Over the past two months, we were constantly hearing rumors that the first Android One devices might be launched sometime in September. These speculations are further fueled by Google, which has already started to send invites for a September 15 event in India. Official debut of Android One devices immediately pops into mind.

We are most probably dealing with devices, created by several of the most popular local manufacturers, Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn. They'll run on stock Android and will be updated to the upcoming L-release of the search giant's OS. Sundar Pichai, the head of Android, even unveiled some of the specs and features of a Micromax-made Android One device at Google I/O. As we already told you, Google has been trying to push the price of the soon-to-be unveiled devices as low as possible (perhaps between $115 and $165), which has purportedly created a rift between Mountain View and the local manufacturers.

Still, this is purely a speculation, and Google might surprise us with something else. We guess we'd know more as September 15 nears, because Google will be revealing more details in the following days.

Android One might get officially introduced at a Google event on September 15 in India

source: NDTV Gadgets via Reddit

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posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:02 1

1. Iodine (Posts: 510; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Ok google, make your OEM's loose money for the sake of marketshare....
They will not tolerate this for long, if people aren't willing to pay for the phones, the things will blow up quickly.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:48 3

8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1029; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Actually these OEM's produce nice smartphones with best price to value ratio but this time it comes with stock android experience with future updates. So i think it benefits these OEMs rather than loosing money. So i think it's great move from Google which benefits customers(us) alot.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:19 3

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What are you talking about? Google isn't making anyone do anything. If an OEM makes a phone for this program, it will clearly be by their own choice. Where do you people gets these idiotic comments from? Do you even tech, bro?

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 12:26

19. LoveHater (Posts: 164; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Chill ,, he only lift and high

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:05 7

2. dushyant (Posts: 94; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


good guy google.., wants everyone to have a smartphone.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:27 2

4. arenanew (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


google is dust plz dont launch in india otherwise i throw whole google in gutter

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:58 4

9. dushyant (Posts: 94; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


How can u throw google in gutter, its technically impossible,
do you realise that google is a company, not a person or thing??

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:30 1

6. arenanew (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


yes every have buggy and dirt hanging device

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 09:28 1

14. SamDroid (unregistered)


You are making zero sense.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 12:01 1

18. vladislavvaz (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 May 2014)


you are trying so hard to act as a android hatter.. but let me tell u something ... you suck at it man.. so give up...

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:18

3. mitoita (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


a smartphone with android.......to watch more easy all pple in the world :)

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:29 2

5. arenanew (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


google is useless company no innovation in 12 years just feeding on youtube and boring add search

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:40 4

12. DogeShibe (Posts: 955; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Troll detected

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 09:34 3

15. Sonar (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)


Go back to the rock you were hiding under.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 11:20 1

16. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao.

Yeah, go back under the bridge.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:30

7. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


My guess based on the invite, with the blocks (or modules) , is that it'll have something to do with project Ara.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:41

13. DogeShibe (Posts: 955; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


........................ Nope

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 11:21 1

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


................ Yes

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:10

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool. Bring it on.

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