Android One, Google’s initiative for well-specced, low-cost devices, is expanding to three new countries over the coming weeks. After launching in India and finding success, Google is bringing the Android One program to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Android One will arrive in the countries within the coming weeks with phones not only from the existing partners of Karbonn, Spice, and Micromax, but also from Symphony, a manufacturer based out of Bangladesh. The phones will be sold directly from the manufacturers as well as through multiple carrier partnerships.
Google announced Android One at Google I/O as way to try and bolster the budget Android market, which has traditionally been filled with some of the worst devices imaginable. Android One provides specs lists, blueprints, and simple guidelines for manufacturers to follow in order to create high-quality phones at the low prices that are needed to sell them. The program launched in India, where the Android One devices performed well. After that success, Google is beginning to expand Android One to similar areas.
Have you tried an Android One device? What did you think?