The Android One line up which so far consists of the three devices from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn is set to hit other parts of the sub-continent post a reasonably warm reception in India. Google has reportedly said the program will be expanded to three new countries in the coming week. There is not a lot of information available about the carrier partners or the OEMs that will be involved with Android One when it is launched in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
It is stated though that Banglalink will be the official partner in Bangladesh and there are wide variety of partners who are willing to join the program. Symphony, a phone manufacturer in Bangladesh will be the first official OEM partner and the likes of Spice, Micromax and Karbonn will continue to supply the hardware with more partners coming in.
It is little coincidence that maximum information so far has been made available about Bangladesh given their large user base of Android devices. The timeline for the release is not specified, with Google saying that the line will be available in the coming weeks.
The post reads:
Now we’re taking another step toward reaching the next five billion people: in the coming weeks, the Android One devices will start to go on sale in India’s neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
In these countries — with a combined population of over 200 million people — a wide range of manufacturers and network partners such as Banglalink will begin to sell Android One smartphones. In addition to Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, Bangladesh’s own Symphony will launch their first Android One phone with the Symphony Roar A50. All these devices will give people a high quality mobile experience for an affordable price, running stock-Android with updates from Google.