On September 15, Google unveiled three of its first AndroidOne smartphones, which are now available for online purchase.
The three phones are Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream UNO and the Micromax Canvas A1, all priced less than Rs 6,500.
AndroidOne is a programme by Google, which aims to achieve a uniform design philosophy and quality in AndroidOS phones offering its stock ROM (without any theme customisation from the manufacturers) and with hardware specifications, set by Google. This is also expected to make the phones run faster, and without any bugs, which has unfortunately been a reality with most Android smartphones across brands in India.
All the three phones are dual sim, come with support for 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0; feature a 4.5-inch IPS display, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM (expandable up to 32GB) and run on a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor. The cameras are 2MP at the front and 5MP with flash on the back. The OS is Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat with guaranteed updates to the latest version of Android OS for the next two years, including Android L.