According to the latest reports, search engine giant Google is all set to launch its dedicated project for manufacturing Android based smartphones for developing markets all over the world, in Pakistan as soon as 2015 kicks off on the calendar.
Google announced to test its fortunes in Pakistan after it unleashed its inaugural Android One phone in India yesterday.
With a price tag of merely USD 105, Android One’s firmware is developed by Google; meanwhile, it joined forces with three local Indian handset makers namely Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to realize the device. Google is also going to join hands with Bharti Airtel to provide specially crafted data bundles for Android One phones.
Though it’s not yet verifies, but having amazing identity between QMobile and Micromax, Android One may be hand out in Pakistan via QMobile. Another overseas vendor, Lenovo – has just entered the lucrative Pakistan Pakistani handset market – is also an Android One vendor. Taiwanese behemoth, HTC, is also an Android One partner.
A statement from Google mentioned the upcoming launch of Android one as:
“We look forward to experience the best of quality, affordable devices with different display sizes, colors, hardware configurations and personalization of software.
At last, Google is all ready to integrate the Android One family to Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) as 2014 gets finished, with more destinations to follow in 2015.”
As far as the specifications of the phone are considered, Google is making a number of changes to the hardware design and specs. All three phone manufactures in India are making identical handsets with these specs:
Quad-core Mediatek SoC
Micro SD slot
1GB of RAM
4GB of built-in memory expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
5-megapixel main shooting sensor with LED flash
2-megapixel camera sits at front
Android latest version (4.4 KitKat)
Android One phone gets the upgrades as Google itself will manage OTA updates for Android One devices.
Android One is anticipated to bear a price tag of Rs. 10,500 and it will be a great bounty for those who want an Android experience at a reasonable price.