Android One phone coming to the U.S.?

Android One phone coming to the U.S.?
Is the U.S. a developing market, or has Google expanded its distribution plans for its Android One line? You might recall that when Google initially announced Android One at Google I/O in June 2014, the phones were entry level models designed for smartphone hungry markets where consumers could not afford mid-range or high-end phones. The idea was to widen the reach of Google's open source Android OS.

But it would appear that not only is Android One moving to mid-range models, it is moving on up to countries where there are buyer who can afford spending a little more cash on higher-spec'd phones. The other day, reliable tipster Evan Blass tweeted a leaked render of what apparently is a new Motorola entry to the Android One program. While it cannot be confirmed, the back of the device strongly resembles the Moto X4, which is far from being an entry-level device. The current rumor has this Motorola Moto X4/Android One coming to the states. There is also some talk that this model will be offered to customers of Google's hybrid MVNO Project Fi.

The Moto X4 has already been unveiled by Motorola, and is equipped with a 5.2-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 630 chipset includes an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 508 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 256GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. The two cameras on back include a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0, and an 8MP ultra wide angle snapper with an f/2.2 aperture. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android Nougat is pre-installed.

As an Android One model, the phone should come with stock Android and should quickly receive Android updates. As soon as we hear anything new about this Motorola branded Android One handset, we will pass it along to you.

source: TechRadar

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