Android One: Rough Start
In 2014, Google has launched a program called Android One with the motto ” a quality mobile experience for the next billion “. But failed to reach the targeted customers. Many manufacturers launched a number of devices under this program. The best thing about these devices was the software updates. They were like mini Nexus.
Android One: New Approach with Xiaomi
With the launch of many devices, the price always rises with the new devices. Now after a long time, Google again launched a new Android One device with Xiaomi this time. The best thing about this device is that Xiaomi is famous for devices with good hardware at reasonable prices. They make devices in budget range and have their foot in markets like India and China. The new device launched under Android One program is Xiaomi Mi A1.
At the launch of Android One device on Tuesday, Google’s Jon Gold, Global Director of Android Partner Programs. Stressed that the Xiaomi Mi A1 is an example of the future of the program. Means that there are a lot of devices coming in the future.
Mi A1: The New Face
Xiaomi markets Mi A1 as “Created by Xiaomi and powered by Google”. Xiaomi Mi A1 now cost more than users expect from an Android One device but at the same has the features which justify the price. The device comes in two color variants, one is Gold and other is Rose Gold. The device has a 5.5″ LTPS full-HD display. A Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, dual 12MP of a f/2.2 primary lens and f/2.6 secondary lens, 5MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE with VoLTE, and a 3080mAh battery. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack and USB-C charging port.