Last year, Google introduced an affordable range of smartphones targeting the low-income earners in the developing worlds. The program was dubbed ‘Android One,‘ and its pilot rollout was done last year in India. The adoption rate in India was impressive, and Google now wants to roll out Android One in Africa; it has first picked six African countries where the rollout will be.
The Android One program is to be launched in Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. It gets even more interesting; these inexpensive smartphones are not running the old version of Google’s mobile operating system. Rather, they come out of the box with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and could be upgraded to the upcoming Android Marshmallow.
The smartphones dubbed Hot 2 are manufactured by Infinix and will retail at a recommended price of just $88. Through the Android One initiative, Google wants to lower the cost of acquiring a smartphone for people living in developing countries.
The Hot 2 smartphones’ prices is a steep drop from other Android smartphones running the recent Android versions. Take, for instance, Samsung’s latest smartphones running the latest Android versions …read more
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