The Android One was set as an adventure by Google to entertain the affordable section of the smartphone market in emerging markets like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. However, considering it a not-so-convincing idea Google is now planning to bring some changes in the project. And the changes are expected to come in both specs and the prices range of Android One devices.
This emerged in a recently published report about Google’s plan in India focusing the Android One. The report suggests that Google has mulled to relax the restrictions over the device lineup. This will allow powerful specs and heavy features that will probably take the price higher. Fresh development will eventually take the devices out from affordable section or may result into specs and prices ranging from low to high.
This would help the vendors in India and other countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh as many of them were noted making complaint about Google’s policies with Android One. And the biggest complaint was about the hardware restrictions by Google to keep the device within lower price range. Though Google have approached several vendors for the Android One but with a restricted hardware each of its devices would ultimately come to be the same. Thus, with common hardware it prevents customers to differentiate the devices from different makers.
The restrictions for hardware also compel the manufacturers to approach some specific suppliers. This will probably not be appropriate for many of the makers. With new permissions there would be a number of options available.
Thus, more manufacturers will turn to the Google’s Android One than before. For instance Google now allows camera from at least 5 brands thus the manufactures have options to work with the most favorable ones for them. Same is the case for chipset where manufacturers can now chose processors from different suppliers.