Google officially launches Android One Smartphones in Nepal

Google promised in its I/O event this year, to launch the Android One project that will enable low income user to buy a mobile, and it has already fulfilled its promise by launching the project in India and now it is finally arriving in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Android One phones have almost all basic facilities with stock Android and for really low price, an always up-to-date version of Android, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat and automatically gets the new operating system soon after it’s released(Receives automatic Android updates for up to 2 years). android oneCurrently, there are three smartphones available in the market under Android One series, manufactured by three different companies,  Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno. The Android One Smartphones are low-priced devices, targeted mostly for the budget users. All three devices are priced less than $100.

All these devices will give people a high quality mobile experience for an affordable price, running stock-Android with updates from GoogleCaesar Sengupta, the company’s vice president for product management


At launch, the phones will have 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a 854×480-pixel resolution, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, dual-SIM capability, 1GB RAM and 4GB of onboard storage alongside a microSD card slot for expandability. There’s a rear 5-megapixel camera and a removable 1,700mAh battery as well.Android-One_white

Google also had made it clear that Android One phones will be in the first wave of devices to get the Android L update like the way Nexus handsets currently do.

With the release of Android one, Microsoft’s Nokia has been facing lot of challenge. Nokia was committed to provide cheap windows phone in Asian countries and now Google has taken the same initiative .


I have not got any chances till now to play with Android One device, have any of you tried this small and awesome devices? What did you think? Is it worth buying

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  • Its nice that Nepal is getting some Android love. But I think current generation of A1 cellphones are too crappy for average tech-oriented person. Won’t recommend to anybody as personal cellphone. Would is OK as bulk distribution by offices.

    • You are right but you should keep in mind that A1 is not made for a average tech-oriented person but for the people with low income.I would not recommend it either for tech lover but for those who cannot afford a good smartphone.