Mobiles & Tablets

Google launches Android One mobiles at Rs 6,399

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on September 15, 2014

Sundar Pichai at Android One Launch in New Delhi on Monday   -  PTI

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps at Google addressing a press conference as Google launched the Android One platform, in New Delhi along with Rajan Anandan, Head of Google India,on September 15, 2014. Photo: Kamal Narang

Google on Monday launched the much awaited Android One based mobile phones with handset makers Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, at prices starting Rs 6,399.

While Micromax has launched Canvas A1, Karbonn and Spice have launched Sparkle V and Dream Uno, respectively to run on Android One.

These handsets will be sold through online partners Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal to begin with, and offline stores will sell the handsets in the near future.

"India is the first market for the Android One devices and we will be adding more countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in future," Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice-President - Android One, Google, said here at the launch.

He said it is just a beginning for the Android One with these handset manufacturers and many more will follow soon.

The company will launch handsets with manufacturers such as Intex, HTC, Lava, Xolo and Lenovo in the near future, he said.

Apart from the online markets, the handsets will be available at more than two-lakh offline stores in more than 2,000 locations in India.

Google also announced that it will make YouTube available offline. This will allow users to download contents from YouTube and watch them later.

Google also launched 'Play Newstand' which will give users access to 30 news sites.

Published on September 15, 2014

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