Google Play Newsstand paid content now live in India

By on September 16, 2014 at 6:39 PM.

Google Play Newsstand paid content now live in India

Along with Android One smartphones, Google announced yesterday that it is bringing offline access to video sharing website YouTube as well as paid Play Newsstand content to India. Google Play Newsstand paid content access is now live and Android users in India can now go to Play Store on their Android devices or Google Play website to subscribe to news sources. More →
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This is the Android One smartphone you should buy

By on September 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM.

This is the Android One smartphone you should buy

Google launched a family of Android One smartphones yesterday with a view to make available cheap smartphones with decent hardware and the latest software. With this initiative, what Google has done is fundamentally resurrected the entire hardware and software of the device and handed it over to Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. The local vendors have then added their distinctive design elements and are now selling it under their brand name. What this means is the three Android One devices - Karbonn Sparkle VMicromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno - are exactly the same except for their back covers.All the three Android One smartphones are selling on three different online retailers at different prices. So which one should you buy? More →
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Reviews

Android One review: Impressive but not ground breaking

By on September 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Android One review: Impressive but not ground breaking

Google yesterday unveiled its first Android One smartphones in India. The idea behind Android One project was a powerful one — 80 percent of smartphones sold in India are priced below Rs 10,000 but none of these smartphones provide a great user experience. If Google could spearhead a coalition of manufacturers, device vendors and carriers, it could provide a pure Android experience at a great price achieved by economies of scale. I have been using the Spice Dream Uno Android One smartphone for a few days now to see whether Google achieved its objectives. More →
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Chrome browser for Android One features data compression and Safe Browsing System

By on September 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM.

Chrome browser for Android One features data compression and Safe Browsing System

Google today launched Android One, which aims at bringing great Android experience at an affordable price tag. This Android experience also includes offline YouTube viewing as well as a Chrome browser with features like data compression and Safe Browsing System. More →
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Google announces 9 new Android One partners including HTC, Lava, Xolo and Asus

By on September 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM.

Google announces 9 new Android One partners including HTC, Lava, Xolo and Asus

Google today took the wraps off Android One in India today, launching three new smartphones with its hardware partners Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. At the event, the search giant also announced nine new hardware partners who will develop the next batch of Android One smartphones. More →
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Android One’s first flaw: You need a microSD card to use camera, save media

By on September 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM.

Android One’s first flaw: You need a microSD card to use camera, save media

Android One smartphones have just been launched in India and they promise to bring a top-class smartphone experience at affordable prices. All the three smartphones from Spice, Karbonn and Micromax, have 4GB of internal storage out of which less than 2.3GB is available to users. That much storage should be enough to at least start using the smartphone but it turns out that users will have to buy a microSD card even if the available internal storage is unused. More →
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Spice Dream UNO Android One smartphone now available on Flipkart, priced at Rs 6,299

By on September 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

Spice Dream UNO Android One smartphone now available on Flipkart, priced at Rs 6,299

Google’s Android One initiative was launched in India today, and one of the three smartphones launched today include the Spice Dream UNO. The smartphone is now available on Flipkart, priced at Rs 6,299. The e-commerce site has also announced a bunch of launch day offers for buyers. More →
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Android One hardware partners seek more control from Google

By on September 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Android One hardware partners seek more control from Google

Google today launched its first set of Android One smartphones in India with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice as their hardware partners. However, all the three smartphones have very little differentiation since all of them are based on the same reference design mandated by Google. All the three smartphones have the same specifications and price with the only differentiation being the outer casing. Google's hardware partners are now seeking the ability to have more say in the hardware specifications, positioning and pricing of future Android One smartphones. More →
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Karbonn Sparkle V Android One smartphone: Price, specifications and features

By on September 15, 2014 at 3:02 PM.

Karbonn Sparkle V Android One smartphone: Price, specifications and features

Google today launched Android One initiative in India, in partnership with domestic smartphone vendors Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Karbonn contributed to the initiative by releasing the Sparkle V exclusively on Snapdeal, which too is priced at Rs 6,399. As a part of the initiative, the Sparkle V run on a stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google has also promised an Android L update when it arrives. The other smartphones to be launched as a part of Android One are the Micromax Canvas A1 and the Spice Dream UNO. More →
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