Making good on an earlier promise, Google earlier this week announced that it has begun to expand the reach of its Android One program. With Android One devices headed to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, some 200 million more people will have the opportunity to pick up an inexpensive smartphone running stock Android.
With more hardware and carriers launching Android One phones in more countries, we’re excited to see the diverse array of devices our partners will offer in 2015 and beyond.
Unlike many entry-level devices, Android One devices come with guaranteed upgrades to future versions of Android for at least two years. Android 5.0 Lollipop updates are expected to begin rolling out in January 2015.
Not only will the program’s expansion mean new carrier partners but current device manufacturers, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, will be joined by Bangladesh’s own Symphony which will offer the Symphony Roar A50, their first Android One smartphone.
Google launched its Android One platform in September with three smartphones: the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream Uno. Since then, the Karbonn Sparkle V has also landed in some European countries.
Source : Google Asia Pacific Blog