Google yesterday officially announced the world’s first Android One smartphones, all made by Indian manufacturers, and each costing less than $110 unlocked: Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498, and Micromax Canvas A1. At the same time, Google revealed a full list of hardware partners that will eventually commercialize Android One devices.
Alongside Karbonn, Spice and Micromax, the list includes several better known companies like HTC, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer. Furthermore, we see Alcatel, Panasonic, Intex, Lava, and Xolo completing the list.
Among chipmakers, only Qualcomm and MediaTek are supporting Android One for now - but that’s more than enough. Qualcomm is the world’s largest mobile chipset maker anyway, while MediaTek is huge in Asia.
We don’t know when other Android One handsets will be officially announced, but it should happen pretty soon.