Android One: No microSD card? No camera then
But that is not the big news about the microSD slot on the phones. The phones from Spice and Karbonn would not take pictures unless a microSD card was inserted into the slot. Without the card, you also cannot download content, or take screenshots. This might have been built into the design so as to ensure that Android One users have enough storage for apps and media content on their phones.
Luckily, Micromax and Spice are tossing in an 8GB microSD card with their respective Android One phones. That will enable purchasers of those two models to snap away, and download to their heart's content. Well, at least until their card is full.