Another new report asserts that the first smartphones powered by Google’s low cost Android One reference OS could dispatch in India at some point next week, however that the costs for those phones may be higher than the under $100 level that the company initially declared in June.
The Economic Times, refering to anonymous sources, guarantees that the costs for the first Android One-based smartphones will be between Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 in India, as opposed to the RS 6,000 price point. The report guarantees this is because of Google needing to add more features and applications to these phones.
Karbonn, Micromax and Spice are the three Indian phone OEMs that are collaborating with Google to make the first Android One phones. Today’s report claims they got an opportunity to see one of the device that could dispatch next week, which they said had a removable back, a 1700-mAh battery, dual SIM support and a SD card slot. The first smartphones could have display that go somewhere around 4.3 and 4.5 inches, alongside 1 GB of RAM.
The story additionally guarantees that while these phones will dispatch with Android Kitkat 4.4.4 out of the bok, they could get an overhaul to Android L at some point in October. What do you think about the possibilities of these shoddy Android-based smartphones in India and inevitably to other developing markets?