Live: Google launches Android One with Micromax, Karbonn, Spice as partners

We are less than 30 minutes away from the official debut of Android One. Over the weekend, we saw teasers and leaks hinting at the new devices going on sale today, so Google's not wasting any time at all with Android One. See our live blog below.



When it comes to Android One, Google plans to change the image of low-cost Android phones by managing all the software itself, while bringing desirable hardware at low price points. Each of the new launches today will be priced under Rs 10,000 and like we have said it's the evolution of the Nexus series targetted at the masses.


The first phones would likely come with 4.5 inch screens, dual SIM cards and FM radio, Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai told the crowd at the company’s annual developers’ conference in June. Pichai on stage showcased a Micromax device with dual SIM, SD card, 4.5 inch screen and FM radio. Spice and Karbonn Mobiles will also be the OEM partners. “We are going to be launching it around the world, but will launch in India first in the fall of this year,” Pichai said, and now Google is keeping its word.

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