XDA Forums Added for the First Batch of Android One Devices!

XDA Forums Added for the First Batch of Android One Devices!

Just yesterday, we talked about the highly anticipated launch of the first batch of Android One devices. For those of you who didn’t catch yesterday’s announcement or mention of this new initiative back at this year’s Google I/O keynote, Android One represents Google’s drive to reach “the next five billion users” by targeting emerging markets.

Now, the first of these devices have been released. They are the Micromax Canvas A1Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno. And of course, we’ve given these devices a home on our forum, as well as added them to xda.in.

All three of these new devices feature what essentially amounts to nearly stock Android. They also pack a quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek CPUs, two cameras (5 MP rear and 2 MP front), and 1 GB of RAM. Finally, they also pack two SIM cards and a microSD card slot, as well as a removable battery.

Android One (like other high quality yet budget-friendly devices like the Moto E and G) show the world that inexpensive doesn’t have to mean cheap–and that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the promise of expedient Android firmware updates. Those wanting to learn more can head over to yesterday’s announcement as well as the official Google Android One page itself. And of course, don’t forget to make your way over to the newly created Android One forums below to get started:

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.