The most popular budget smartphone makers, Xiaomi, has launched yet another budget device full of features in India. The Mi A3 smartphone with the Android One experience has been released to the Indian consumers starting from $180. As far as the Android One goes, the Mi A3 will offer a pure stock Android experience which is very different compared to MIUI. Read More
All latest Android phones run on Android Oreo at the moment and Google has recently launched the Android One which is like a stock Android operating system only running on the latest Google Pixel and Nexus phones. The major difference is that all Android phones from third party manufacturers would run on Android Oreo while Android One would support all feature phones coming directly from Google – including Nexus and Pixel. <!–more–>
Android one is basically designed for first time users in emerging markets. The main feature here is a stock Android-like experience. It has features like Google assistant, Google apps, Google support among many others.
Google Pixel and Nexus phones come with stock Android-like feature which is the purest form of Android, Google’s mobile operating system. So what’s the difference of Android One from stock Android?
Android One has additional features like sim settings where if you have a dual sim phone you can choose your default sim card for sms, data and calls. Also Android One has limited storage space so it might need an additional micro SD card to store photos and screenshots.
The list of devices that run Android One are Moto X, Xiaomi M1, Xiaomi A1, Y Mobile X1, Y Mobile S1, Y Mobile S2, General Mobile GM6, General Mobile GM5 and General Mobile GM5 Plus.
After its failed efforts to make Android One, mainstream, Google have not lost hopes. Google, is now teaming up with Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker. Xiaomi has proved to be yet another brand which proved its worth in the market, with great phones at a cheaper rate. Google started their Android One programme three years ago. Since a year, all we thought was that this initiative was down the hill, but Google has surprised us with its new tie up, introducing Android One, to Xiaomi phones. The last we heard of, was that Android One was introduced to Micromax, yet another Indian phone maker, with its Phone, Micromax A1. And eventually after three years, Google is back with Mi A1. Read More
Google has officially started its Android One initiative in India, introducing three new devices running stock Android KitKat, all priced at around $100 (6000 Indian Rupees). The devices were released in partnership with three local brands, Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice Mobiles:
- Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498
- Micromax Canvas A1
- Karbonn Sparkle V