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Android One is a near-stock version of the Android operating system released by Google. Android One cannot be altered by the companies that make the phones, and only runs on certain smartphones. The Android One brand promises regular security updates for three years, and Android OS updates for two years.[1]

Android One
Android One logo.png
DeveloperGoogle and OEMs
ManufacturerInternational and local manufacturers
TypeSmartphones
LifespanSeptember 2014 – present
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"9.0.0 "Pie"
Websitewww.android.com/one/

Android One was started by Google In 2014, focusing on entry-level devices for emerging markets, though it has evolved into including mid-range and high-end smartphones.[2][3] Android One runs on more than 100 phones.[4]

Jon Gold, head of Android One partnerships at Google, has described the program's evolution into including higher-end devices as a continuation of Google's Nexus program, in which phones were vetted by Google and included its software (allowing for years of quick updates) but were made by other companies.[3]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Android One was started by Sundar Pichai, former product chief and current CEO of Google.[5] Before Android One, it often took at least a year before the latest Android update arrived on non-Google devices.[4] The project was targeted at the Indian market for low-tier devices.[6] Pichai said that the initial set of devices shared common hardware because they were based on the reference platform, but an increasing range of devices were to be launched in the future.[7] Security and system updates were handled by Google for the first set of Android One devices, which featured MediaTek's quad-core MT6582 Mobile System-on-Chip (Mobile SoC).[8]

In 2014, Android One phones initially rolled out in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal,[9] Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Myanmar[10] and other South Asian countries.[11] The first Android One smartphones were by the Indian brands Micromax, Spice and Karbonn in September 2014, the second generation Android One smartphones were by Indonesia brands Mito Impact, Evercoss One X, Nexian journey in February 2015 and the first Android One preinstalled with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Other manufacturers including QMobile have launched an Android One device named QMobile A1,[12] on July 6, 2015 in Pakistan. Android One launched in Nigeria in August 2015 with the Infinix Hot 2 X510 (1 and 2 GB RAM version) and became the first Android One in Africa.[13] Infinix Hot 2 X510 was also exported to other African countries such as Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, and also Asian countries such as United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Indonesia (2 GB RAM version only). Other manufactures are to follow[14] gradually.

In 2016, SoftBank announced they would be the first carrier in Japan to introduce an Android One phone in the country, namely the Sharp 507SH which was released in late July 2016.[15] The Netherlands and Italy are other developed countries where Android One is available on the market: retailer Media Markt sells Turkish smartphone brand General Mobile's 4G Android One devices in those two countries (as well as Turkey itself) since 2017.[citation needed]

On May 25, 2017, Turkish smartphone brand General Mobile released the next addition to their fully committed portfolio of Android One phones, the GM 6. SoftBank soon followed by introducing the Sharp X1 in Japan through its subsidiary telecommunications company, Y!Mobile, on June 30.[citation needed]

On September 5, 2017, Android One and Xiaomi jointly announced the Xiaomi Mi A1 as the first Android One device under the evolved program charter to bring users smartphones running on the unmodified Android operating system with the latest Google technology, an easy to use interface, and regular security and OS upgrades. The Mi A1 was the first Android One device to be released globally in over thirty-six markets. It was sold through various online and offline distributors, including Xiaomi’s own Mi Homes with device sales concentrated in India, Indonesia, Russia, and Taiwan.[citation needed] In September 2017, MVNO Google Fi introduced the first Android One device available in the U.S. with the Android One Moto X4.[16] In November, Android One entered the German market with HTC with the U11 Life.[citation needed]

At the end of November 2017, SoftBank announced the addition of four new devices to its Android One lineup with Y!Mobile: the X2 (HTC), X3 (Kyocera), S3 (Sharp), and S4 (Kyocera).[citation needed]

In February 2018, HMD Global, the maker of Nokia smartphones, announced that the company had joined the Android One program.[17][18]

In February 2019, Android One got a new logo.[19]

FeaturesEdit

Devices are approved by Google, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) agree to these requirements: [1]

  • Has Android OS updates for two years.
  • Has regular security updates for three years
  • Ships with Android interface
  • Google services intact

Android One has these features:

  • Android One phones prioritize background activity for your most important apps so reduces power usage [20]

Concerning Android operating system (OS) and security updates the official Android One entry page says (in the fine print at the end of it): "Confirm exact duration of support for phones in your territory with smartphone manufacturer. Monthly security updates to be supported for at least three years after initial phone release."[21]

A 22 February 2018 Google blog article says: "Faster access to Android OS updates for two years, including the latest AI innovations from Google; Amongst the most secure devices in the ecosystem with regular security updates for three years and Google Play Protect built in".[22]

Google confirms that the promise to provide 2 years of updates on Android One devices still stands and their website design does not impact the promise of this program.[23]

Products by year of announcement or releaseEdit

Android One continues to expand its line of smartphones and geographic availability through OEM and carrier partnerships.

Countries of release are likely to expand beyond the initial countries and regions listed below.

2019Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
Motorola Motorola One Vision Selected countries in Asia, Middle East, Australia, Latin America and Europe Exynos 9609 2019-05 6.3" IPS LCD display, 21:9 aspect ratio, 1080x2520 pixels, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage with MicroSD slot, 48MP rear and 25MP front camera, 3500mAh battery.[24][25]
Nokia 9 PureView Snapdragon 845 2019-02 It shares some hardware with the 8 Sirocco. New features include an in-display optical fingerprint reader and 5 rear cameras (all are 12 MP, 2 are RGB and 3 are monochrome) in addition to a time-of-flight camera, It is the most powerful smartphone that has Android One installed.[26]
Nokia 4.2 Snapdragon 439 2019-02 The 4.2 is a budget or low-end device.[27] It is expected to be released in April 2019.[28]
Nokia 3.2 Snapdragon 429 2019-02 The 3.2 is a budget or low-end device.[27] It is expected to be released in May 2019.[29]

2018Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
Nokia 8.1 Worldwide Snapdragon 710 2018-12 6.18" IPS LCD display, 19:9 aspect ratio, 1080x2280 pixels. 13MP + 12MP dual rear, and 12MP selfie camera. Rear fingerprint reader. 4/6GB RAM. 64/128GB storage. MicroSD slot. NFC. 3500 MAh battery.[30]
Motorola Motorola One Power Worldwide Snapdragon 636 2018-10-05 Announced at IFA 2018. Released in India 5 Oct 2018.[31] 6.2" IPS LCD 1080x2246 display, 3/4/6GB RAM 64GB storage with MicroSD card slot. 16MP + 5MP dual rear, and 12MP selfie camera. 5000mAh battery.[32]
Nokia 3.1 Plus Worldwide Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 2018-10 Announced and released in October 2018. 6.0" IPS LCD 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio. 3/4GB RAM 16/32GB storage with MicroSD card slot. 13MP + 5MP dual rear, and 8MP selfie camera. 3500 mAh battery.[33]
Nokia 7.1 Worldwide Snapdragon 636 2018-10 Announced in October 2018. 5.8" display.[34]
Motorola Motorola One Worldwide Snapdragon 625 2018-10 Announced at IFA 2018. Released in October 2018. 5.9" IPS LCD 720x1440 display, 4GB RAM.[35]
LG G7 One Canada Snapdragon 835 2018-10 Released in October 2018. 6.1" IPS LCD 1440x3120 display, 4GB RAM.[36]
Xiaomi Mi A2 Worldwide Snapdragon 660 2018-07-24 Launched on July 24, 2018.[37] Same hardware as Mi 6X (MIUI version); comes with Android 8.1. Upgradable to Android 9 Pie.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Worldwide Snapdragon 625 2018-07-24 Launched on July 24, 2018.[38] Same hardware as Redmi 6 Pro (MIUI version) including notch display; comes with Android 8.1. Upgradable to Android 9 Pie.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Worldwide Snapdragon 636 2018-07-19 The Nokia 6.1 Plus was announced on July 19, 2018.[citation needed] It features Snapdragon 636 with a 5.8-inch 1080x2280 LCD display and 4GB of RAM.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Worldwide Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 2018-07 The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 with a 5.86-inch 1520x720 LCD display and 3GB or 4GB of RAM.[39]
Sharp X4 Japan Snapdragon 630 2018-05-31 The X4 was announced on May 31, 2018. It features a Snapdragon 630 with a 5.5-inch 2160×1080 IGZO display, a 3100mAh battery and 3GB of RAM.[40]
Nokia 3.1 Worldwide MediaTek 6750 2018-05-30 The Nokia 3.1 was announced in an event in Moscow on May 30, 2018. It features a MediaTek 6750 with a 5.2-inch 1440×720 LCD display and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.[41][42]
Nokia 5.1 Worldwide MediaTek Helio P18 2018-05-30 The Nokia 5.1 was announced in an event in Moscow on May 30, 2018. It features a MediaTek Helio P18 with a 5.5-inch 2160×1080 LCD display and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.[41][42]
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro Europe Snapdragon 660 2018-06 Released June 2018. 4/6 GB RAM. 5.65 inches, LTPS IPS 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (≈427 ppi density). MicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). 3100 mAh battery.[43]
BQ Aquaris X2 Europe Snapdragon 636 2018-05-08 Announced on May 8, 2018.[44] Comes with Android 8.1.
Nokia 6.1 Worldwide Snapdragon 630 2018-04 Released in April 2018. 5.5 inches, IPS 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (≈403 ppi density). MicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). 3/4 GB RAM. 3000 mAh battery. 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP selfie.[45]
Nokia 7 plus Worldwide Snapdragon 660 2018-02-25 Announced at Mobile World Congress, 25–28 February 2018.[46]
Nokia 8 Sirocco Worldwide Snapdragon 835 2018-02-25 Announced at Mobile World Congress, 25–28 February 2018.[47]
Sharp S3 Japan Snapdragon 430 2018-01 Sharp's S3 was released in January 2018 with Android 8.0. It is similar to the S1 with a Snapdragon 430 and a 5-inch 1920×1080 IGZO display, but has 3 GB of RAM, a slightly increased battery capacity, and an IP68 rating.[48][49]

2017Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
Kyocera S4 Japan Snapdragon 430 2017-11-30 The S4 was announced on November 30, 2017. It features a Snapdragon 430 with a 5.0” display and 2600mAh battery. It has 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.[50]
Kyocera X3 Japan Snapdragon 630 2017-11-30 Kyocera’s X3 was announced by Y!Mobile on November 30, 2017 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 with a 5.2” display and 2800mAh battery. It has 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera.[51][52]
HTC X2 Japan Snapdragon 630 2017-11-30 HTC’s X2 was announced by Y!Mobile on November 30, 2017 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 with a 5.0” display and 2600mAh. It has 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, and a 4MP front-facing camera.[53]
Motorola Moto X4 US Snapdragon 630 2017-10 Motorola Moto X4 was announced in August 2017 and released in October 2017.[54] It is the first Android One Smartphone by Motorola with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Chipset. It comes with dual camera.[55]
HTC U11 Life UK, Germany Snapdragon 630 2017-09-13 The HTC U11 Life phone's move to the Android One program was announced on September 13, 2017. The rebranded HTC phone is the third (Following Xiaomi's Mi A1 and Motorola's Moto X4) mid-tier Android phone to join the Android One group of phones.[56][57][58]
Xiaomi Mi A1 Worldwide Snapdragon 625 2017-09-5 The Xiaomi Mi A1 was announced on September 5, 2017. It is jointly developed by Google and Xiaomi. It is a rebrand of the Mi 5X differing only in name and software.[59] It ships with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and will receive a minimum of two years of OS upgrades. It has already received an upgrade to Android 8.0 "Oreo" at the end of 2017 and is also expected to get Android P in 2018, with monthly security patches in between.[60][61] It has a 5.5" 1920 x 1080 display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass, a full-metal body with rounded edges, a fingerprint sensor, dual camera, a 3080 mAh battery, a USB-C port, is powered by an Adreno 506 GPU, has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB flash memory.[62] It is the second Android One device ever to have become available in Europe after the BQ Aquaris A4.5.[63]

Unlike previous Android One smartphones that were limited only to their own respective countries, this Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone that will be widely available in many countries (at least 36 others).[64][65] With the release of the Xiaomi Mi A1 Google is bringing a unified and consistent hardware and software experience to the developing world.

Sharp X1 Japan Snapdragon 435 2017-06-30 Sharp's X1 was released on June 30, 2017 in Japan with Android 7.1.2. It has a 5.3-inch 1920×1080 IGZO display and is IP68 rated.[66]
Sharp S1 Japan Snapdragon 430 2017-02-24 The S1 is Sharp's second Android One phone for Japan. It was released on February 24, 2017 in four different colors with Android 7.0 featuring a 5-inch 1920×1080 IGZO display and an IP67 rating.[67]
General Mobile GM 6 Turkey, Netherlands, Italy MT6737T 2017-02 The General Mobile GM 6 was launched in February 2017.[68] It was announced at Mobile World Congress 2017. It's a 5.0-inch 720p phone with 3GB RAM, a 3000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.[69] It will also be sold in the Netherlands and Italy starting July 2017.[70][71]
Kyocera S2 Japan Snapdragon 425 2017-01 In January 2017, Kyocera announced their first Android One phone for Japan. The S2 is waterproofed and sports a 5-inch HD screen with tempered glass. It was released with Android 7.0 and updated to Android 7.1 later in March 2017.[72]

2016Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
Sharp 507SH Japan Snapdragon 617 2016-07 507SH was launched in July 2016.[73] It is the first Android One phone launched in Japan. It is released by Y!Mobile, a subsidiary of Softbank, based on AQUOS U, another similar Sharp phone released by au KDDI. The phone includes numerous functionalities that are unique to Japan, including FeliCa, waterproof, and one-seg. Several other functionalities, like Emopa, were also originally planned to add to the phone, but were removed later as they might delay the software update.[74]
General Mobile 5 Plus Turkey Snapdragon 617 2016-02-22 On February 22, 2016, General Mobile announced their second Android One phone at Mobile World Congress. GM 5 Plus, which comes with the Snapdragon 617 octacore processor along with 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP cameras on both sides, a USB-C port and 3100 mAh battery. It's the first Android One phone that has a USB-C port. GM 5 Plus is going to be sold in 16 countries firstly launching in Turkey in March.[75]

2015Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
BQ Aquaris A4.5 Spain, Portugal MT6582 2015-09 In September 2015, BQ launched in Spain the Aquaris A4.5. It was the first of the second generation of Android One devices to become available in Europe.

It is a dual SIM 4G smart-phone with a 4.5-inch 540×960 pixel screen and a Dragontrail protective finish. The processor is a MediaTek MT6735M chip-set, with a 1 GHz quad-core CPU, two versions with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Storage is set at 16 GB and it includes an expansion micro-SD card slot for up to 64 GB. The camera set-up consists of an 8 MP shooter on the back and a 5MP front one. The battery capacity is 2470 mAh and it runs Android 5.1.1 out-of-the-box with support and updates directly from Google.[76]

On September 21, 2015, Google has announced the Aquaris A4.5 would also be sold in Portugal.[77]

Cherry Mobile One G1 Philippines Snapdragon 410 2015-08-10 Released on August 10, 2015, The Cherry Mobile One G1 is the third Android One smartphone released in the Philippines. The One G1 is a major upgrade when compared to other Android One devices in the country. It sports a 5-inch HD screen with Dragontrail glass, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (instead of a MediaTek processor), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and 4G LTE capability.[78]
i-mobile IQ II Thailand Snapdragon 410 2015-08-4 On August 4, 2015 i-mobile launched the first Android One device in Thailand.[79] The i-mobile IQ II has a 5.0-inch 1280×720 IPS display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1 GB of RAM, 4G LTE (with dual SIM support), 16 GB of internal storage with expandable microSD card slot (max 32 GB), 2500 mAh removable battery, 8 MP back camera, and 2 MP front camera. It comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed.[80]
Infinix Mobile Hot 2 X510 Indonesia, Nigeria MT6582 2015-08 After being launched in Nigeria on August 2015, Infinix Hot 2 X510 came into the Indonesian market as 2nd gen Android One phone on Sept 28, 2015. This Android One phone has some improvements over the 3 other Android One devices launched before. It has a 5-inch, 720 × 1280 resolution, 293 ppi, Capacitive IPS display surfaced with DragonTrail Glass; 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Internal ROM; 8 MP rear camera with single LED flash and 2 MP front camera; LED notification; 2200 mAh Li-ion battery and good stylish body with mirror looks back panel made from polycarbonate plastic. The other specifications are still the same with its predecessors. The Infinix Hot 2 uses a 6580 MediaTek SoC with a 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 Quadcore processor and Mali 400MP1 GPU; FM Radio; Micro SD; in built GPS; and 3G dual micro SIM support. But the Infinix Hot 2 also lacks some features present in its predecessors such as no gyroscopes or a magnetic/compass sensor and no OTG USB support. The Infinix Hot 2 also doesn't support 4G LTE. The Infinix Hot 2 comes in multiple choices of colors: Gold, Black and White and much more. The Infinix Hot 2 also has the original pure AOSP 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed. It received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in January, 2016 and will get the next incremental Android version, which is scheduled by Infinix instead of Google directly.

On August 18, 2015, Infinix Mobility launched the Infinix Hot 2 in Lagos, Nigeria. The flagship smartphone which runs on Android One was first made available on Jumia, one of the largest online retail stores in Nigeria. Infinix Hot 2 comes with a 1.3 GHz Quadcore processor, 5-inch HD double glass screen, dual-SIM support, 16 GB ROM and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed. It is in two variations with one having 1 GB RAM and the other having 2 GB RAM. It has a 2 MP front camera and 8 MP back camera. It received an update to Android version 6.0 during the early quarter of 2016.[81][82][83]

QMobile A1 Pakistan 2015-07-6 On July 6, 2015, Google has launched the QMobile A1 in Pakistan. The new Android One smartphone is readily available for purchase at retail stores across the country. The QMobile A1 brings a stock Android experience (Lollipop 5.1.1) to an affordable price point for those who simply cannot splash out on flagship devices. The QMobile A1 comes with a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor, a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA screen, dual-SIM support, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB ROM and Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) pre-installed. The device also has a back camera of 5.0 MP along with a LED flash, a front camera of 2 MP and a 1700 mAh battery.[84][85]
Lava Pixel V1 India MT6582 2015-07 In July 2015, Lava launched the 3G phone Pixel V1 with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor and 2 GB RAM. It recently got updated to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).[86]
Cherry Mobile One Myanmar MT6582 2015-06-23 On June 23, 2015, Google announced the first Android One phone in Myanmar. The Cherry Mobile One, the Android One device from the Philippines, is the first to market in Myanmar. As with most Android One devices, it runs on a MediaTek MT6582 SoC, with a 4.5-inch, 480×854 resolution IPS display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a Mali-400 GPU, 5 megapixel-rear camera, 2 megapixel-front camera, FM Radio, and dual SIM support. The Cherry Mobile One will come with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. It will be available in stores on June 26, 2015.[87]
General Mobile 4G Turkey Snapdragon 410 2015-05-15 On May 12, 2015, Google announced the first Android One phone available in Turkey, becoming available in stores on May 15, 2015. The General Mobile 4G is also the first Android One phone that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE support, using the LTE-capable Snapdragon 410, a 4-core processor running at 1.2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM.[88][89][90]
Cherry Mobile One Philippines MT6582 2015-02 The Cherry Mobile One, launched in February 2015, is the latest addition to the Android One family, marketed specifically for the Philippine market. As with most Android One devices, it runs on a MediaTek MT6582 SoC, with a 4.5-inch, 480×854 resolution IPS display, 1 GB of RAM, a Mali-400 GPU, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio and dual SIM support. The new device does bear some minor improvements over the original three, namely that it has 8 GB of storage space instead of 4 GB. Like the Mito Impact and the MyPhone Uno, the Cherry Mobile One will come with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. On June 23, 2015, Google announced that the Cherry Mobile One will be sold in Myanmar.[87][91][92]
MyPhone Uno Philippines 2015-02 Like the Cherry Mobile One, the MyPhone Uno, launched in February 2015, is made with the Philippine market in mind, and shares similar specifications. The Uno, however, only comes with 4 GB of internal storage, but will also receive regular software updates.[91][92] The MyPhone Uno shares the same design as the Micromax Canvas A1.
Mito Impact Indonesia MT6582 2015-02 It is the Android One device available for Indonesia. It was launched in February 2015.[93] Based on Google's reference design, it has a 4.5-inch, 480x854 resolution IPS display, a MediaTek MT6582 SoC with 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 1780 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio and dual SIM support. The new device does bear some minor improvements over the original three, namely that it has 8 GB of storage space instead of 4. The main attraction of the Mito Impact One is that it is running Android Lollipop out of the box. The device is available as of February 2015
Evercoss One X Indonesia MT6582 2015-02 It is the Android One device available for Indonesia at the price of Rp. 999,000 ($82). It was launched in February 2015.[94] Based on Google's reference design, it has a 4.5-inch, 854×480 resolution IPS display, a MediaTek MT6582 SoC with 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 1700 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio and dual SIM support. The new device does bear some minor improvements over the original three, namely that it has 8 GB of storage space instead of 4. The main attraction of the Evercoss One X is that it is running Android Lollipop out of the box.
Nexian Journey One Indonesia MT6582 2015-02 Nexian Journey One is the Android One device available for Indonesia. It was launched in February 2015.[95] Based on Google's reference design, it has a 4.5-inch, 854×480 resolution IPS display, a MediaTek MT6582 SoC with 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 1700 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio and dual SIM support. The new device does bear some minor improvements over the original three, namely that it has 8 GB of storage space instead of 4. The main attraction of the Nexian Journey One is that it is running stock Android Lollipop out of the box. Nexian Journey One was launched on February 4 and claimed to be the first device launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop.[96]

The Snapdragon 410 devices are rebrands of the Longcheer L8150, which is based on the Qualcomm Seed reference design, explaining their similarities. A direct competitor, based on a fully custom PCB design, is the Wileyfox Swift, which is available worldwide, officially supported by Wileyfox with recent Android versions and community supported with LineageOS ROMs.

2014Edit

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OEM Model Country SoC Year,
month,
day
Details
Symphony Roar A50 Bangladesh MT6582 2014-12 Along with Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream uno and Karbon Sparkle V Bangladesh also get local brand Symphony Roar A50. It was released in December 2014.[97]
Karbonn Sparkle V India MT6582 2014-09 Karbonn Sparkle V, released in September 2014,[98] runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) and is upgradeable to 6.0.1 Marshmallow through OTA. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. The device has dual SIM card slots, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage and is powered by a Mali 400 GPU. The 4.5-inch display has a resolution of 480×854 pixels. It comes equipped with a 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port. Its 1700 mAh battery reportedly delivers 160 hours of stand by time, and 8 hours of talk time.

As part of the Android One initiative, the Karbonn Sparkle V would get automatic OTA updates to the latest version of the Android OS in line with Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. It is also the first Android One device ever to have become available in Europe.[99] It has also been upgraded to Marshmallow.[100]

Micromax Canvas A1 India MT6582 2014-09 Micromax Canvas A1, released in September 2014,[101] is one of the initial Android One phones, which is manufactured by Micromax Mobile with the cooperation of Google. The Micromax Canvas A1 features Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen. This device has 1 GB RAM, 4/8 GB internal storage (2.35/5.75 GB usable) and a Mali-400 GPU. In June 2015, Micromax rolled out a refreshed version of the Canvas A1 which had twice the internal storage and came with Android 5.1 Lollipop preinstalled. Both of them were recently updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.[102]
Spice Dream UNO India MT6582 2014-09 The Spice Dream UNO (Mi-498), launched in September 2014,[103] is powered by a MediaTek SoC with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and Mali-400 GPU paired with 1 GB of RAM. It is a dual-SIM phone. It has a 4.5-inch screen with FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS LCD display. It was released with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The new batch comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and the old batch is upgradeable to Android 5.1. It has a 5 MP camera with an LED flash and ability to shoot full HD videos and a 2 MP front camera. It comes with 4 GB of internal storage and the option of adding a microSD card of up to 32 GB capacity. The phone is powered by a 1700 mAh Li-ion battery. Spice claims the battery will offer 10 hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby. Now it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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