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Android One Announced at Google I/O

by Jacob Kleinman | June 25, 2014June 25, 2014 9:20 am EST

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Google announced a new program called Android One to help companies make and sell cheaper Android smartphones..

The program will launch in India with three phone-makers. The goal is to offer a simple turn-key version of stock Android in an effort to get Google’s mobile OS into even more hands around the world. Android One will offer automatic updates, and these devices should cost less than $100. It sounds a lot like the new version of Google’s Nexus program we were expecting to see announced during Google I/O today.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...