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Android 7.0 Nougat update now rolling out to Android One smartphones

Google usually rolls out its latest Android updates to Nexus devices. Recently, the tech giant rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update to Nexus 6P. Although, the update was not a speedy one as there were issues with device performance and battery. Now, Google is rolling out the Nougat update to its low-end Android One smartphones. As per a report by GSMarena, a user tipped them with a screenshot of Nougat… Read More

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Google Phone app gets spam detection feature on Nexus and Android One

As a solution to the increasing number of spam callers, Google has updated its phone app with spam detection. From today, a new version of the Phone app is rolling out to Nexus and Android One devices with built-in spam warning capability. In 2013, Android phone app received its first major update by adding caller ID for incoming calls from businesses as part of the launch of Android KitKat. The… Read More

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Google has not given up on Android One yet, more devices expected this year

Remember Google’s ambitious Android One project? Well, it is back in business, it seems. To recap, Google partnered with manufacturers such as Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice to bring the Android One to India. Last year, we saw the launch of Android One devices by the aforementioned makers. The idea behind the project was to make Android more appealing to the budget conscious segment of consumers. However, the buyers’ response has… Read More

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Will Google’s second attempt to launch Android One smartphones in India be successful?

Google announced the Android One program for India in June 2014, and then the search giant launched three Android One smartphones in the country in September 2014. All these smartphones were priced around Rs. 6,000 (~$100), and came with similar hardware specifications as well as a promise of fast Android updates. However, the sales of these smartphones were just lukewarm. Now, it is being reported that Google is planning to launch a… Read More

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Android One smartphones Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in India

Google has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus devices starting this week, and many devices are yet to receive the update. However, there are several reports stating that Android One devices have started receiving the update in India. Google launched three Android One devices – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno – in India in the first phase and the Lava Pixel V1 in the… Read More

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Future Android One devices might cost below Rs 3,000

Google’s Android One program hasn’t really ticked the boxes that Google would have liked it to. The first generation Android One device failed to bring about the traction Google started out to achieve and the response to the recently launched Lava Pixel V1 hasn’t been great either. And Google has acknowledged the fact that the program is not turning out as it hoped it would. In order to give the sales… Read More

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Lava Pixel V1 is the second generation Android One smartphone due for launch tomorrow

Lava is planning to launch the second-generation Android One smartphone (and its first) tomorrow in India and it seems like that the device has already got itself an online listing before the launch.  The smartphone that will be launched tomorrow will come with the moniker Lava  Pixel V1 and has just been listed on a price comparison website in India. The Lava Pixel V1 will reportedly come with a price… Read More

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Lava might unveil second-generation Android One smartphone next week

Google had announced three Android One smartphones last year – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno –, and all of them were priced somewhere around Rs. 6,000. Due to their lower price tag, the specifications were quite low-end, especially their 4GB internal storage, making them useless for heavy smartphone users. Earlier this month, reports came out stating that Google was planning to launch second generation of Android… Read More

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Lava to launch next-gen Android One smartphone on July 14

Google is soon going to unveil another Android One smartphone this month in India. In accordance with a latest report by the Economic Times, Google will launch a Lava manufactured Android One device on July 14th, for a price of Rs. 12,000. The initial batch of Android One phones only consisted of international manufacturers for planning about design and development, but times are changing and this time the latest Android… Read More

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Upgraded Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4502 launched, comes with 8GB of internal storage

Micromax has launched a slightly upgraded version of the Canvas A1, the company’s first Android One offering. The Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4502 comes with higher internal storage – 8GB instead of 4GB in the original variant – along with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop installed out of the box. Other than the increased internal storage, everything else remains the same. The device still features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution… Read More

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Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Google had announced last month that it has started rolling out Android Lollipop to Android One devices, and that the software update would hit selected number of devices each week in batches. Now, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice have announced that Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been rolled out to their respective Android One smartphones – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno. All these devices were released… Read More

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Android Lollipop starts rolling out to Android One smartphones in India

After such a long delay, Google has finally started rolling out Android Lollipop to Android One smartphones in India. There is no official word on the exact version number of Android Lollipop that is being rolled out, but we believe that it might be Android 5.1 as Android One smartphones launched in Indonesia and Philippines were found running it. To those with Android One phones in India, here’s where we… Read More

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Report: Google working on making data usage free for some apps on Android One smartphones

The Android One initiative, which Google launched last year in India, hasn’t taken off as well as it expected. Android One smartphones were marketed with stock Android UI and a promise of faster software updates, that too for 2 years from the release date. However, consumers don’t seem to be amused by these features, so they are still favouring non-Android One smartphones with better hardware specifications over Android One devices… Read More

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Android One phones in India to receive Lollipop update in few weeks

After subsequent delay and due to an absence of information via official channels, Google India has eventually confirmed that Android 5.1 Lollipop for Android One phones is still under development. In accordance with a Google+ post, Android One users in India should expect the Lollipop update to be rolled out in the region within “the next few weeks”. The aforemnetioned timeline can be little tentative and could also mean that… Read More

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Report: Android One smartphone sales are just lukewarm

Google’s Android One initiative, where Google partnered with local OEMs like Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn, to release entry-level smartphones with a promise of 2-year software support, has received a lukewarm response in terms of sales, according to a report from The Economic Times. Android smartphones, which are priced between Rs 6,299 and Rs 6,499 typically sell about 2,00,000 units, however as per the report, Android One numbers have been half… Read More

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