Google has launched the first Android One devices in India – Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream UNO. Android One initiative was announced by Google at I/O 2014 recently to bring high quality smartphones to the masses.
All the three smartphones will be available in Indian online eCommerce stores. The Karbonn Sparkle V is listed on Snapdeal, the Micromax Canvas V1 will be sold via Amazon, and the Spice Dream UNO via leading online store Flipkart.
The plan of Google is to sold the Android One smartphones under $100. The Spice Dream UNO is priced cheapest at Rs.6,299, the Micromax Canvas V1 at Rs. 6,499 whereas the Karbonn Sparkle V will cost Rs. 6,399.
Google android one specs: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream UNO
4.5-inch display screen
Resolution 854*480 pixels x and width 10.4 mm
1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
1700 mAH battery power
1GB RAM, internal memory 4GB
32GB up to Expandable memory via MicroSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Dual SIM capabilities supported
5MP rear LED flash enabled camera
2 MP front side camera
3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS also added.
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
One of the best part is that all the three devices will be running Android, 4.4.4 KitKat and the devices will be getting OS updates from Google directly.
India’s Telecom Operator Airtel has joined hands with Google in this project and will offer 200MB data free monthly for downloading apps from Google Play Sore for the first six months.
Another interesting thing is that Google has announced that YouTube will be available offline in India, which means that users will be able to store videos on YouTube via Wi-Fi on their device and will be able to watch them later without data connectivity.
Android One Project will be expanding to other countries by the end of year 2014 which includes Indonesia, Philippines and South Asian countries. Acer, Alcatel, ASUS, Lenovo, Panasonic, HTC, Intex, Lava and Xolo will be joining Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to make Android One smartphones.