For Android fans in Nigeria, it is indeed news to be glad that Android One is planning its launch here. For those who are not really aware of it, Google started the Android One project in a bid to standardize production of very affordable Android phones, rolling out $100 smartphones in India last year with the partnership of Micromax, Spice and Karbonn.
On why Google is mean on rolling out Android One smartphones
Due to the fact that Android OS is free to be used in any device, many myriad brands have come along with low quality Android phones for emerging markets, this entire move was going against Android’s goodwill, which compelled Google to start Android One. With much R&D, Android One launched some amazing smartphones, available at very low price.
Much alike to Google’s other experiments, the project started in India, which gradually expanded to Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. For some unknown reasons, African market for Android One was closed till now. However, after much speculation, Android One is soon to be launched in Africa, to be more specific, Nigeria, sources told Somtoo.com.
Unveiling of the first Android One smartphone in Nigeria
Google will soon start the Android One project in Nigeria in collaboration with a China based OEM company, Infinix. A proper event is planned for next week to welcome the first Android One smartphone in Nigeria, an insider told Somtoo.com.
Google invites you to an afternoon of demos, fun food, and innovative
conversations, but most importantly we have an exciting announcement to
make and we’d like you to be there.
We also recieved an invitation to a “Google Event” happening in Lekki, Lagos State on August 18 and we belive Google and Infinix will unveil the Android One smartphone(s) there.