As $100 Android One phones failed, Google will try again with $50 ones
If you ever fail, get up and try again; never give up. This is exactly what Google is trying to do with Android One. Last year, the Mountain View-headquartered software giant unleashed the program into the industry, hoping to bring smartphones to the next billion people in emerging markets. However, since things are always easier said than done, frankly it would be hard to tell if Google was able to sell up to a million Android One phones since last year’s debut of Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Android One Dream Uno.
Now, Google is not relenting on the failure to cease fire. Since the $100-priced Android One devices listed above did not sell as much as expected, a Google spokesman has told Financial Times that the company has found a “sweet spot” for selling $50 products instead, and will concentrate on churning out future Android One smartphones based on that price model.
IBNLive reported that Google’s $50 Android One phones could be hitting the shelves “in the next few weeks” but the Android OS owner hit out immediately, saying the reporters have “misquoted” their spokesman, adding that Google’s plan for these affordable smartphones will come later than sooner.
“Google is looking to launch a $50 phone in the next few years,” the statement read.
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