Report: Android One devices to get Lollipop as soon as next month
posted by Chris P. / Nov 19, 2014, 8:51 AM
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.
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.Speaking for
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.
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 Nov 19, 2014, 9:06 AM 0
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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 Nov 19, 2014, 9:39 AM 1
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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 Nov 19, 2014, 10:57 AM 1
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 countryhttp://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/googles-android-one-phones-losing-edge-in-india-24458.html
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 11:23 AM 0
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"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.dpu
I don't understand their measurements of phone sales with "lakhs" ???
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 1:13 PM 0
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