Android One launches in six African countries
Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched, last year having the purpose of standardizing low-cost smartphones in developing markets, As the idea is expanding into six different countries in Africa. Google is launching a new Android One smartphone assembled by Hong Kong manufacturer Infinix in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Morocco, offering free software updates for the Android 5.1 device. Google also added it’s working on extending its offline functionality for YouTube to Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Egypt in the “coming months,” making it possible for users to store videos locally for up to 2 days.
Under Android One, Google sets hardware specifications for third-party manufacturers in an effort to make sure that even low-cost smartphones can run the latest version of Android. This benefits Google by guaranteeing that customers in developing markets use the company’s main.