Google announced Android One during Google IO Developer event 2014. The One program aims at supplying low cost Android mobiles to emerging markets and provide quality budget smartphones by working with OEMs. Android One also ensures that the smartphones include a quad-core chip, cameras(front and rear), dual SIM, expandable Micro SD slot and decent battery capacity. These budget phones will be the first to get Android L updates along with Nexus devices.
The hardware partners (OEMs for Android One in India) for first wave are – Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and chipmaker the MediaTek. So we have three mobiles to look for – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno.
Also, Google has partnered Airtel India. Meaning, Android One owners using Airtel would get software updates for free(100MB) and also be able to download 200MB worth apps from Google Play for free. Feels like heaven right?!
But this list did not end here, Android One users will be able to download YouTube videos and watch them offline and will get a free subscription to Google Play Newsstand content. Apart from this, there are many other exciting offers from the online sellers too! Time to grab one?!
The smartphones are available online now at Amazon(Micromax Canvas A1), Flipkart(Spice Dream Uno) and Snapdeal(Karbonn Sparkle V). The offline stores will get them a month later.
Micromax Canvas A1 vs Karbonn Sparkle V vs Spice Dream Uno
In terms of hardware, all the three of them are quite similar. All upcoming Android One handsets will also feature the same specs
- 4.5-inch screen
- 854 x 480IPS display
- 1GB RAM
- Dual SIM
- MediaTek MT6582 SoC
- 4GB storage
- microSD card slot
- 5MP rear camera
- 2 MP front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- FM radio
- 1,700mAh battery(user replaceable)
- Sensors (Gravity, Proximity, Light, Magnetic, Gyro sensor sensor)
There are minor differences in the design part.
Micromax Canvas A1
Comes in Magnetic black and white colors.
Spice Dream Uno
Comes in black.
Karbonn Sparkle V
Comes in Mild Grey, Magnum Blue, Wild Red and Pearl White colors
Micromax Canvas A1 – Rs. 6,499.00
Spice Dream Uno – Rs. 6,399.00
Karbonn Sparkle V – Rs. 6,299.00
Which One are you getting now?!