Google announced the first three smartphones to be part of Android One, the company's initiative to bring Android smartphones into the emerging markets.
The smartphones manufactured by Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, have a 4,5 inch display and will be released for the first time in India. Phones will also be released in Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka by the end of the year.
Google announced that Android One will be available in more countries from next year. The initial price for smartphones will be about 105 dollars. To make devices more affordable, Google is working with companies like Acer, Asus, HTC and Lenovo.
Each phone has front (5MP) and rear camera (2MP), two SIM card slots, replaceable battery, and built-in radio. 1GB RAM and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.
There are more than 1,75 billions of smartphone users around the world, but there is still a tremendous opportunity for companies like Google, to attract the attention of 5 to two people who do not yet have a mobile phone.