Google reassures 2 years of guaranteed updates for Android One devices commitment

Google’s Android One program debuted with an aim to offer low-end Android phone with commendable hardware and provide timely updates. However, things changed as the company let up the hardware requirements due to smartphone OEMs were not making enough from them. To some extent, Android Go was able to fill the void with its slimmed down version of Android.  Continue reading “Google reassures 2 years of guaranteed updates for Android One devices commitment”

Motorola One Power Android One phone with 19:9 notch display, dual-rear cameras surface in live images

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Back in May we first heard about the Motorola One Power Android One phone, thanks to the render. Now, days after the first leak comes yet another news about the phone and this time the phone finally surfaces in live photos revealing the design in its full glory. It also indicates that the company is working on a phone with a notch display and will launch in the coming months. Continue reading “Motorola One Power Android One phone with 19:9 notch display, dual-rear cameras surface in live images”

LG’s first Android One phone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, Android 8.1, Hi-Fi Quad DAC surfaces

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Google’s Android One program piloted back in 2014 but hasn’t seen the hype which the company hoped for. Now it seems like LG is prepping its own first Android One smartphone that might be exclusive to T-Mobile in the U.S. The device is code-named “cv5a” with the carrier “tmo,” country code “us.” Continue reading “LG’s first Android One phone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, Android 8.1, Hi-Fi Quad DAC surfaces”

Xiaomi ‘Jasmine’ Mi A1 successor with Snapdragon 660 and ‘Daisy’ Android One smartphones said to launch soon

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Xiaomi’a Mi A1 was one of the most successful smartphones for the company, and it is also the first Android One phone from Xiaomi in India. It is the same smartphone which was launched in China as Mi 5X. Now that Xiaomi announced the Mi 6X last week, reports started flowing that it will be the successor to Mi A1 considering Mi 5X was re-branded Android one phone in markets like India.  Continue reading “Xiaomi ‘Jasmine’ Mi A1 successor with Snapdragon 660 and ‘Daisy’ Android One smartphones said to launch soon”

Xiaomi Mi A1 Review

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After a long gap, Google introduced an Android One smartphone in partnership with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi in the Indian market. Aiming at the mid-range segment, Xiaomi launched Mi A1 smartphone, which is the global variant of the Mi 5X that was introduced in China back in July. How good is the phone? Let us find out in the review. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi A1 Review”

Weekly Roundup – Honor 8 Pro, Band 3, Motorola Earbuds, Meizu A5 and more

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This week Huawei’s Honor launched Honor 8 Pro in India, Nubia launched N2 and M2 smartphones, Motorola launched Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in-ear earphones, Vivo announced X9 and X9 plus smartphones. Let’s take a look at all the announcements and launches that took place this week.

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General Mobile GM 5 Android One smartphone with 5-inch HD display, Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G LTE announced

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General Mobile has announced GM 5, its latest budget 4G smartphone in the ‘Android One’ lineup in partnership with Google. It runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), but this has almost similar specifications as the General Mobile 4G that was introduced last year that includes 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “General Mobile GM 5 Android One smartphone with 5-inch HD display, Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G LTE announced”

Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out for Android One devices

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Google has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Android One devices. The move comes from Google more than two weeks after it started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Nexus devices.

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How to get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update instantly for your Google Nexus device

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Google last night started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for select Nexus devices and it will gradually roll out to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) users over the coming weeks. Continue reading “How to get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update instantly for your Google Nexus device”

Google Phone app will now identify spam callers on Nexus and Android One devices

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Google has updated its Phone app with much needed spam protection. The Phone app which is present on Nexus and Android One devices will now identify and alert users about spam callers. Continue reading “Google Phone app will now identify spam callers on Nexus and Android One devices”

Sundar Pichai might launch Android One v2.0 in India on December 16th

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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google will be visiting India later this month and will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as President Pranab Mukherjee. New reports suggest that there is one more agenda to the trip and that is to launch v2.0 of Android One.

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Android 6.0.1 rolling out to some Android One devices

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It seems that some Android One devices are already receiving the update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. What is even more surprising is that the update includes the security patch for the month of December 2015.

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Cyanogen to introduce multiple smartphones in 2016 including a flagship product

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Cyanogen are apparently planning big things for the year 2016 as it aims to launch several smartphones in 2016 including a flagship product by partnering with various manufacturers.

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Android One smartphones getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in India

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Google started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Nexus devices starting from yesterday. The Nexus devices are yet to receive the over-the-air update, but there are several reports saying that Android One smartphones – Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 and Karbonn Sparkle V are getting the Android 6.0 update in India. No details about the update for Lava Pixel V1. Continue reading “Android One smartphones getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in India”

Google Android One expands to Spain and Portugal, BQ Aquaris A4.5 4G smartphone launched

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Google has expanded its Android One program to Spain and Portugal, which are the latest European countries where the Android One smartphone is officially launching, after Turkey. It has partnered with hardware manufacturer BQ to launch the Aquaris A4.5 Android One smartphone with 4G LTE support in these countries. Continue reading “Google Android One expands to Spain and Portugal, BQ Aquaris A4.5 4G smartphone launched”