Google Debuts First Low-cost Android One Phones In India | Pcworld

The company is also adding support for more local languages in the next AndroidL update. The Google phone is not likely to be a game changer, said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. Its price is attractive and the availability of Google apps and a local language interface will attract users, but in the long term a lot will depend on the user experience, which will include hardware, software and their integration, Tripathi added. Vying for the sub-$200 market are a number of vendors, including Xiaomi of China. In August, one of Mozillas two Indian partners, Intex Technologies, started selling a smartphone running the Firefox operating system for 2,000 rupees. To get feature phone users to migrate to smartphones, Google will have to tie with operators to offer low-cost data plans at reasonable speeds, Tripathi said ahead of the event. Otherwise, a number of buyers of the Android One phones will start using them as feature phones. This is not a Facebook market and would also like to have applications and content in local languages, he added.
Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2683092/google-debuts-first-lowcost-android-one-phones-in-india.html

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