Currently India is the only market where Google is selling their Android One based smartphones and the companies that are working with Google are Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice. Even though the smartphones retail for not more than $100, still the Indian market is not responding as well as Google hoped it would. Google has now announced that it will be expanding its Android One project and countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka will be included in it, though the company is still targeting the Asian market only.
In a few weeks Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka markets will have Android One smartphones in them made by the same Indian smartphone manufacturers while a new smartphone manufacturer will also join in from Bangladesh called Symphony which will launch their own Android One smartphone known as Roar A50.
With the starting of next year we might also see a lot of other companies also launch their version of Android One smartphone which are in agreement with Google like HTC, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Alcatel, and Panasonic, though none of these companies have announced their Android One smartphones yet. Google also recently launched their Android One smartphone in UK but the price of the smartphone is above the $100 retail price that is in India.
We are not sure how far Google is willing to take their Android One project but for now it’s only limited till Asia and UK of course. Maybe Google will get the attention that the companies desire after big companies launch their Android One smartphones like HTC, Lenovo and Asus.
We would personally like to see high end smartphones with stock Android on them from well recognized smartphone OEM’s. Are you interested in getting your hands on an Android One smartphone, if yes then why ?