Android One

Android 5.1 Lollipop begins rolling out to Android One devices

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References to Android 5.1 were spotted as far back as late December 2014. Rumours hinted that the latest iteration of Lollipop would launch as early as Q1 2015. Android 5.1 was later spotted running on a Google Nexus 6 with the build identified as LMX72H, suggesting that development was well underway. In a somewhat surprising development, Android 5.1 has now begun to ship on Android […]

Android One expanding reach to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

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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 […]

Slow start for Android One sales?

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Google launched its Android One initiative in a bid to make “high-quality smartphones” as accessible as possible. While its intentions may have been noble, it appears that execution has so far failed to yield the results it was looking for. The company’s decision to only offer its first three Android One smartphones, the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and […]

Android One Lollipop updates coming by end of January 2015?

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Google launched its new Android One platform in September with three smartphones: the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream Uno. All three launched with Android 4.4 KitKat. While Google has confirmed that they will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it has yet to provide any timelines for doing so. Now Spice has given us our first […]

First Android One devices said to launch in September

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It’s been rather quiet on the Android One side since Google unveiled the new reference platform for low-cost smartphones at Google I/O 2014 in June. The idea behind it is to allow manufacturers to offer cheaper devices capable of running the latest version of Google’s software and services and offer a user experience consistent with that of higher-end devices. Google […]