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Report: Android One devices to get Lollipop as soon as next month

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Report: Android One devices to get Lollipop as soon as next month

While Android One devices run on stock Android and are supposed to get quick updates to the latest version of the platform (e.g. Android 5.0 Lollipop), it would appear that the Nexus line is of higher priority for Google. Indeed, while the various Nexus devices have already started receiving the new software over-the-air, we only now hear about a possible imminent update for Android One devices.

Speaking for IndiaToday, Spice Mobility's CEO, Prashant Bindal, says that the company's Android One-based Dream Uno smartphone will get the Lollipop update in January 2015. Citing other, unspecified sources within Spice, the publication also points out that the update is already consumer-ready and user devices may start receiving it as soon as mid-December. Since all Android One devices run on identical hardware, signed off by Google, it is expected that when the update becomes available, all Android One-based devices will get it – regardless of brand. 

In case you're unaware of what Android One is, it's a (relatively) new initiative from Google that seeks to put quality devices that run vanilla Android in the hands of as many people as possible through extremely-aggressive pricing. Current Android One partners include the likes of the aforementioned Spice, but also other Indian manufacturers – Micromax, Karbonn, Lava,  Intex, Xolo. Currently, an Android One device like the Micromax Canvas A1 costs the equivalent of about $105 in India. 

source: IndiaToday via BGR

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posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:05 1

1. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Wow great! Android one devices should be rolled out to more regions fast!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:06

2. lucid.brat (unregistered)


Haven't seen anyone using android one...they spend huge amount on advertisement bt things didn't go well for google...xiaomi and Moto spoil the party

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:39 1

5. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Just got my hands on some android one yesterday , it was some xolo one, looked almost like N4 from front. Pitch black frontal. and the back was faux leather. It ran really Smooth. The only disappointment was that the rear camera was fixed focus.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 10:50 1

7. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Xolo didn't make Android One devices. The Only makers till now are Micromax, Spice and Karbon.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 11:07

9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


http://lmbtfy.com/?q=Xolo+One

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 11:26

11. lucid.brat (unregistered)


Fixed Focus in not the only disappointment...u can not click a picture without external memory(memory card)

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 12:36

12. peace247 (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Fiy xolo one is not the part of android one series... They have just named it like that. And android one mobile does have an autofocus 5mp camera(which can also shoot photo sphere).

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 12:38 1

13. peace247 (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


I am currently using the karbonn sparkle v...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 10:02

6. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


You live in india?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 10:57 1

8. outlaw (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Android One series is only available in India right now and bilieve me it's a HUGE success for Google as well as for Consumers.However Xiaomi and Motorola is also doing well in India NO Doubt !!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 11:23

10. lucid.brat (unregistered)


I also live in India and I don't know on why are u saying this...it must be selling good in ur area bt not in country
http://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/googles-android-one-phones-losing-edge-in-india-24458.html

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:13

14. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


"An Economic Times report cities import data of Google Android One phones – combining Micromax, Karbonn and Spice – for the month October. Together the three companies important just over 2 lakh devices, lesser than nearly 2.3 lakhs handsets important for first 15 days of September. - See more at:http://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/googles-android-one-phones-losing-edge-in-india-24458.html#sthash.SWIy35P4.dpuf"

I don't understand their measurements of phone sales with "lakhs" ???

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:30

15. lucid.brat (unregistered)


One lakh=100k

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:08

3. TRUVILLE (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Didn't know moto and xiaomi make their own software guess that can survive without Google's Android smh

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:24 2

4. peace247 (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Wooooohooooo....at last..... been waiting for this news like idiot.... btw its a pretty cool phone.... One of the smoothest android phone I've used and I've used N5 and xperia z2 ...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 20:01

16. Mfa901 (Posts: 257; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


the phones are good..but whoever I recommend this phones they say that it is crap...they would rather buy a Samsung or htc

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 17:17

17. xperiaworld55 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


I also have karbonn sparkal v............

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