The growth markets are coveted and after the Microsoft-Nokia also Google launches into low cost. The Mountain View company has introduced in India the first smartphone running on its Android platform One, designed to bring inexpensive devices in developing countries.
Created with local builders Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, mobile phones have 4.5-inch display and a price that starts at $ 105. Another important change concerns at the moment only India: Google has announced the arrival of an ad hoc version of YouTube where you can download the video for offline and affect them less of an impact on your bill. That of the countries in the developing world is a potential reservoir that interests siversi big hi-tech.
Only in India, according to data from IDC, in 2013, smartphone sales have nearly tripled, reaching 44 million units, while in the first half of 2014 deliveries were already at an altitude of 36 million. “People go online and access information more often via smartphone,” says Big G in a statement. “If 1.75 billion people already have a smartphone, it is not so for the majority of the world’s population, more than 5 billion.
This means that most people can only make voice calls but does not contact the family through a video chat, use the maps to find the nearest hospital or simply do a search on the web. We want to bring these experiences to more people. ”
The smartphone launched are ‘dual sim’, mount a rear 5-megapixel camera plus a front-facing 2 megapixel camera, have a quad-core processor MediaTek 1.3 GHz and 1GB of Ram. A short reach different proposals in terms of hardware equipment, sizes and colors thanks to the participation in the program from companies like Acer, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, Lenovo, Panasonic and Qualcomm, Google explains, adding that Android One disembark in Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2014, with other nations that will be added next year.