Android One now sells smartphones with Google’s OS for $ 100 in India. But in the near future, the IT giant intends to shift its priority to devices cheaper than $ 50. This should allow the company to more closely grasp the emerging smartphone market in India and provide the next billion users with new technologies.
No matter how “Napoleonic” Google’s plans may be, Android One has not gained much popularity in the Indian market. Since the beginning of activity, less than a million relatively cheap Android smartphones have been sold. In total, the project extends to seven countries with an emerging market, but in the remaining regions, Google was not particularly successful. The search giant itself is not involved in the hardware development of Android One smartphones. The company only provides local manufacturers with a list of requirements, production standards, and monitors the process of creating and installing Android.