December 22, 2014: Android one is the brand name created by Google for the range of smartphones that are meant for people who are buying their first smartphone. Unlike Nexus series phones, Android one phones will be cheap (less than $100 that is Rs 10,000) but supports all major features. The smartphones will have operating system like stock Android and are manufactured by Indian handset makers, like Micromax, Karbon and Spice. After launching Android one initiative in India back in September, Google will be expanding the phones to other three countries of the subcontinent. With the launch, Google says the device will be available to Nepal, Srilanka and Bangladesh in next few weeks. Bangladesh’s Symphony will join Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice to be in the line of Android One phones with Symphony Roar A50. It is not known whether all these four vendor’s phone will be made available here in Nepal.
Android one website in Nepali
These phones are not being sold heavily in India due to tough competition with Xiaomi, Huawei. Android one also website gets opened in Nepali version where it states they will be soon launching the devices in Nepal.
Here are the three Android one phones that were released in India.
Micromax Canvas A1:
Karbon Sparkle V:
Spice Dream Uno:
The price of these phones are not known until the device gets released. It is also not known whether Colors will also be joining the initiative. Though it cannot be said how will the sales of the phones be here, we can expect it to take over other cheap phones available here.