Smartphone companies seem to be quite motivated with the initial response to the Android One smartphones launched by Google last week. Karbonn, Micromax and Spice had launched the first set of Android One phones costing Rs. 6,299 onwards.
Notably, Karbonn could be the first one to introduce a new Android One phone in India as is evident from the statement of Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles. He said, they see an opportunity of selling smartphones in India and therefore are looking at introducing a new handset in December.
Likewise, Spice is gearing up to unravel its next Android One smartphone between Jan to Mar next year, commented Dilip Modi, Chairman and Group CEO. He further stated, the Company’s main motive is to make a variety of quality products available to consumers at affordable price and they will continue to do so in future.
Google is planning to launch affordable smartphones for the masses in countries like Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well.
Major players like HTC, Asus, Alcatel, OneTouch, Lenovo and Acer have partnered with Google to unveil a wide variety of devices at different price points.
Sanjay Kalirona, Intex Business Head stated that by joining hands with Google in the Android One initiative, they would offer a unique product with respect to the price, features and design. He further added they are actively working on getting the final product in the market soon.
Android One is indeed being taken as a fierce competitor when it comes to mid-range smartphones offering quality experience at affordable prices.