At Google I/O 2014, Google introduced its new initiative called Android One. Android One is a set of reference designs for OEMs to use to create high quality, low cost smartphones for emerging markets. Android One smartphones will run stock Android and receive automatic updates straight from Google. This will allow for a quality experience across Android One devices.
The program will launch in India, with other countries following. Google showed off an Android One device from Micromax, which features a 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM support, microSD card slot, and FM Radio. Android lead Sundar Pichai has been using the device and said that it’s a pleasure to use. The best part? The device costs less than $100 making it extremely affordable for developing markets. Alongside Micromax, Karbonn and Spice will also be creating Android One devices in India.