Google has announced the launch of Google One – the new Android platform which it intends to take smart phone technology to the masses. The mobiles will initially be available only in India, though it will later be introduced in other developing countries.
While cheap Androids are available in plenty in this country, this is for the first time that Google is putting its weight behind a phone. What makes it unique is the Google has promised regular updates, minimum hardware for smooth operation, and a host of security features – all at a very affordable price (as long as you consider Rs. 6000 as affordable).
All phones will have a minimum of 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a front and rear camera, 1 GB RAM, microSD card and will be dual-sim. Manufacturers (Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice) are not allowed to introduce any of their own UI interfaces (so that updates pose no problem) – a good thing considering the horrible interfaces of even flagship mobile phones of other global giants. The CPU and RAM should be enough for most apps of today. And here is some more good news for Indian language lovers – seven Indian languages are also supported (though it is unknown till this time what are the languages supported, other than Hindi)
Details at Android One official Google site