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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17 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

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

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

7. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

11. lucid.brat unregistered

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

12. peace247 unregistered

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).

13. peace247 unregistered

I am currently using the karbonn sparkle v...

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You live in india?

8. outlaw

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 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 !!

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 countryhttp://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/googles-android-one-phones-losing-edge-in-india-24458.html

14. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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" ???

15. lucid.brat unregistered

One lakh=100k

3. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

4. peace247 unregistered

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 ...

16. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 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

17. xperiaworld55

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

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

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