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At a turn and yet not

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Google making low-cost smartphone for emerging markets

Jun 25 2014, 01:05 IST
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Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks about the Android One phone during the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. (Photo: AP) Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks about the Android One phone during the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. (Photo: AP)
SummaryGoogle today announced it is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One and it will be launched in India first.

Google today announced it is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One and it will be launched in India first.

The Android-powered handset will be built with a basic set of features including FM radio, have a screen slightly smaller than five inches and be priced at less than USD 100, Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai said at the start of the technology giant's annual developers conference.

"We are going to be launching it around the world, but will launch in India first in the fall of this year," Pichai said.

He added that Google was working with carriers in India to provide affordable telecom service packages to go with the smartphones.

The Android One initiative sets out to work with smartphone makers and others in the "ecosystem" to pool resources and standardize hardware platforms to provide "turnkey solutions" for making handsets, according to Pichai.

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