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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Google launches Android One smartphone program

The first news of this year's Google I/O is a new initiative that the
company calls Android One. The smartphone program strives to provide a
unified feature set tailored-made for the market the phone is launching

first smartphone to be part of the Android One comes from Micromax, one
of the most popular smartphone brands in India. Its Android One
smartphone packs features that are most important for users there. Those
are FM Radio, Dual SIM support, microSD card and a low price.

Micromax smartphone from Android One will cost under $100 - cheaper
than the Motorola Moto E. The new smartphone also packs a 4.5" display,
but Sundar Pichai didn't specify neither its resolution, nor further

The Android One program guarantees that the phones that come out of
it will run on the most recent Android release, as Google will push
updates to those phones similar to the way it handles GPE devices.

Sundar Pichai shared that besides Micromax, phone makers Spice and Karbonn are also taking part in Android One.

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