Google launches Android One in Nigeria

Google launches Android One in Nigeria

Barely 24 hours after the search and mobile giant launched Project Sunroof, a platform for solar panels, Google said it is bringing Android One to more emerging markets such as Nigeria.

The Android One project, which began in 2014 in India is going to be available in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco.

The first Android One smartphones in these countries will be launched with the Hong Kong manufacturer Infinix, the company said.

The device will get the up-to-date version of Android 5.1 Lollipop.

In a presentation by Caesar Sengupta, Android One’s VP of product management, it was announced that Google had been working with local OEMs, telcos and retailers to give affordable quality phones which will always have the latest version of Android. Google tests every Android One phone to ensure they’re fast and responsive and stay that way over time.

This ensures faster performance when jumping from app to app, better multitasking, more responsive touch and long-term performance.

Android One will come preloaded with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a pure Android experience without skins or bloatware of any type. Other new features include a battery saver feature that can help to extend battery life by up to 90 minutes, faster search, offline navigation on Google Maps and Youtubve offline video viewsfor 48 hours.

Android One Launches in Nigeria in partnership with Infinix to release the Infinix Hot 2 smartphone today.

Announced specs include:

8MP main camera and 2MP front camera
IPS 5.0 HD screen
MediaTek Quad-core chipset
1GB or 2GB RAM
16 GB storage
2,200 mAh battery

It is available in Black, white, red, blue and gold at 17500 for 1GB RAM version and 19500 for 2GB RAM

Android One will be launched in other African countries including Kenya, Egypt, Morocco Ghana and Ivory Coast in the coming weeks. Also in UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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