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HTC Reportedly Planning to Launch an Android One Device, the HTC Ocean_Life

Google's Android One initiative has been generating a lot of buzz in the smartphone realm lately. It all started with the launch of Xiaoimi Mi A1 in India earlier this month. Then just last week we learned about Motorola's rumored Android One device. And it now looks like one more OEM will be joining them:...

Xiaomi Mi 5X Receives Unofficial Android One Port, Based on Mi A1 Firmware

The Xiaomi Mi A1, announced last week, made headlines for being the first Xiaomi phone running stock Android. After all, it's the first phone from the company to form part of the Android One program. And with the device packing a Snapdragon 625, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, dual cameras and bone-stock...

Moto X4 “Android One” Render Leaked

A few days ago, Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 -- its first device in recent years that did not run MIUI. Instead, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was part of the rejuvenated Android One program, receiving guaranteed update directly from Google. While the phone comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box, it will be updated to Android...

Xiaomi Joins the Android One Program in India with the new Xiaomi Mi A1

Earlier today at a launch event in New Delhi, Xiaomi announced that they will be joining the Android One program with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi A1. While the phone was only announced today and has seen surprisingly few leaks, Xiaomi has managed to ensure a short gap between the announcement and the release, with the...

Xiaomi Allegedly Working with Google on the Next Android One Device

Google's Android One project was launched with much fanfare in India in 2014. The project promised to bring the stock Android experience to the budget market in the form of super affordable smartphones that could still be smart and remain affordable to the masses in developing countries. But not unlike several other Google products, the...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Android One Phones to Come to U.S. Mid-2017

Google is rumored to finally be bringing the Android One line of smartphones to the US. An exclusive report from The Information states that the first phone bearing the brand could launch as early as mid 2017. It is believed that the phone will be priced somewhere between $200 and $300. The report doesn't disclose which OEM the phone...

General Mobile GM 5 is the 1st Android One Phone to Ship with Nougat

It's been a while since we've seen a new Android One smartphone announced. Google had actually removed the Android One section from the official Android website (now the old URL simply redirects to the homepage of Android.com), so many were wondering what the future held for Google's experimental Android project. Some thought that it would be...

Sharp Joins the Android One Family in Japan with the Sharp Aquos 507SH

Sharp is the latest OEM to join in on the Android One party, as it introduces the Sharp Aquos 507SH in Japan. Since it is part of the Android One program, there isn't too much to talk about in specs here. This is no flagship, but is another one of those forgettable mid rangers in specs. The...

One Not Dead: A Broader View Will Expand & Rekindle Android One

When the Android One project started off in 2014, it gave many the hope of a Nexus experience, but for the masses. It stood for the fact that buying a phone in a developing country isn't always about buying hardware: you do pay in part for the software -- past, present and future. With Android One,...

Infinix Hot 2 (Android One) Update Includes a “RAM Booster”

What do you do when you want to purchase a budget handset but also want quick and speedy updates to the base Android OS, in par with the official releases from Google? For quite a while, there was no true answer to this. But then came along Android One. Google's attempt at giving a Nexus like...

Has Google Failed with Android One?

It was the summer of 2014, when Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, thought of ways to bring the internet (and most importantly, Google services) to developing countries using his home country India as a springboard before spreading to other parts of the world. That need to "enlighten" the majorly untapped parts of the world -- this...