Google designed a new line of smartphones with the intent to help developing markets get connected to smart technology. The concept is stripped of complex features such as user customization. The result is a standard smartphone that runs a simple Android operation system. The product is low cost and without a competitive edge, which makes it ideal for emerging countries. However, Google intends now to introduce this concept to the U.S. market too sometime this year.
A new report was recently made public and disclosed the fact that tech giant Google has new plans for the United States. The company is actually making the necessary preparations to launch its Android One product here. The first such product will make its appearance sometime in the middle of 2017, and it will sell at a price between $200 and $300 in day one.
The company made no official comment regarding this new project. However, some sources are of the opinion that the tech organization will partner with LG to handle the manufacturing work for the first Android One phone in U.S. Moreover, experts believe that Google has more in store for 2017 than just this first generation of Android One. If the project enjoys great success, Google might proceed to contact many other OEMs. Together they will produce several variants of Android One for the American market.
Even though this is not a luxury product, Android One has high chances to appeal to the U.S. public. The main attraction is that the operation system has no bloatware that takes up unnecessary space. Moreover, the security of the software will always be updated to the latest technology as Google is directly in charge of this process. Since digital safety was a poignant matter of concern in 2016, this feature will enjoy great success among American citizens.
The first phone that appeared on the market under the Android One logo is GM 5 Plus. The low cost product was launched last year in India and enjoyed excellent specs. The smartphone turned out to be extremely durable since it comes with a metal frame only. Moreover, it has an octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC. The price for a GM 5 Plus is approximately of $265, and it is available in 16 countries.
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