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- Dec 30, 2010
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Just as Google promised, they are on the march to bring Android to the "next 5 billion" people. They just launched the ultra-affordable Android One smartphone in India. They also shared that the $100 device will be launched in several other nations by the end of the year. This includes Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
The phone will continue its global march and head to other countries early next year as well. The phone is ultra-affordable because it eschews several of the typical features of most smartphones. A large number of manufacturers will be building the Android One including: Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic and Xolo. The first phones will be made by Micromax.
[Update: we erroneously reported that the phone doesn't include a camera. The story has been updated, and we apologize for the incorrect info.]
Check out the Google Blog for more details: http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2014/09/for-next-five-billion-android-one.html