Android One

The world is filled with potential. People who are ready to leave their mark, and have fun doing it. People eager to create, listen, learn, explore, collaborate, speak, and dance. Right now, only 1 in 4 people own a smartphone. Imagine what’s possible if everyone has a phone as ambitious as they are.

Google is ready to introduce its another smartphone with the name of Android one. Its run a stock version of Android, and are designed for emerging markets.

Google stays in control of the update process to ensure the devices remain up-to-date, and each phone comes loaded with local language support. Google and local smartphone manufacturers launched the first devices under the Android One program in India during September 2014.

It is Powering the Hot 2 is a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, with the feature list revealing dual SIM card support and 16GB of expandable memory. Finally, and most interestingly, the Hot 2 runs vanilla Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with a promised upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Pakistan’s Android One phone is the QMobile A1, which looks very similar to the Cherry Mobile One phone that’s on sale in Myanmar and the Philippines. Sure enough, the specs are identical. A 1.3GHz quad-core processor comes with 1GB of RAM, while the screen measures 4.5-inches and has a 854 x 480 pixel resolution. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back, 8GB of internal storage space, a MicroSD card slot, and a 2-megapixel selfie cam.

This is only the beginning for Android One. A wide variety of hardware partners have signed on, and Google plans to continue expanding the program internationally. According to Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android, nine new device manufacturers have signed up to produce an Android One phone – these are Asus, Alcatel, Acer, HTC, Lenovo, Panasonic, Intex, Lava, and Xolo – and Qualcomm’s onboard to supply processors too.

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