Android One Spreads Its Wings To Turkey With Much Improved Specs

Launched in various South Asian countries towards the end of 2014, Google's lower-cost, emerging market-targeted Nexus alternative program is now spreading its wings to Europe.

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Android One Spreads Its Wings To Turkey With Much Improved Specs

Google has taken its Android One initiative to Turkey. Over there, a new Android One smartphone has been unveiled - the General Mobile 4G.

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The company is partnering with General Mobile to build the appropriately-named General Mobile 4G, which also happens to be the first Android One phone to offer LTE connectivity. Spec-wise, the phone features a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch HD display, and a 13M camera.

Android One Spreads Its Wings To Turkey With Much Improved Specs

Whereas other Android One devices sold for around $100, the General Mobile 4G retails for approximately $260, which possibly reflects different expectations for smartphones in Turkey compared to the previous countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Only time can truly tell if Turkey is ready for an expensive homebrewed Nexus counterpart, and if Google plans to further expand and diversify Android One's reach.

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