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. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
Data compression on Android One s Chrome browser compresses the amount of data flowing between the phone and the Internet. It achieves this by sending a webpage via Google servers, which compresses the webpage before sending it to your phone. This way you use less data to download the page. This feature however doesn t work when surfing the Internet on Incognito mode. This functionality is quite similar to what Opera offers on its mobile web browsers. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
In addition to data compression, Chrome is also offering a feature called Safe Browsing System. This system will automatically detect malicious websites, and warn you against clicking on the link. It also protects users from phishing and malware.
Google also announced additional data saving features with YouTube s offline mode. This allows users to download YouTube videos and play them back in offline mode when they don t have data connectivity. There is however no timeline on when this feature will be made available.
Google has also partnered Airtel to offer buyers with special data plans. These plans include free OTA updates, and 200MB per month worth of app downloads from Google Play for the first six months.
Google today launched three Android One smartphones called the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and the Spice Dream UNO. They are priced at Rs 6,499, Rs 6,399 and Rs 6,299 respectively, and are exclusively available on e-commerce sites like Amazon India, Snapdeal and Flipkart.