Android One Vs Android: What are the major differences

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After a long gap, Google's Android One made it's come back in the Indian market with Xiaomi Mi A1 in India. As per the company, this smartphone will be upgraded till Android P and comes with just three pre-installed apps -- camera, Mi Store shopping portal, and Mi Remote app.

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What is Android One?

Back in 2014, Google launched Android One platform in an attempt to provide a quality stock Android experience at a low price point for tier 2 cities.

In fact, the first few companies to manufacture Android One smartphones are Micromax, Karbonn and Spice mobiles starting at Rs. 6299. Following the Indian market, Google made its Android One presence in other countries as well including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Philippines, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

What is the difference between Android and Android One?

Generally, most of the OEMs skin the Android for their phones where it becomes difficult for Google to push new OS updates to old phones on time.

Talking about the difference, with normal Android phones, the company manufacturing the phone chooses the right hardware and software for the devices, while for Android One devices Google finalizes the hardware and software to create Android smartphone at a lower price.

Since the software is managed by Google, the phones will get software update just like its Nexus and Pixel series of smartphones.

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Android smartphones list

  • Xiaomi Mi A1 is the latest device to join the bandwagon of Android One. However, there are other smartphones including 
  • Micromax Canvas A1
  • Karbonn Sparkle V
  • Spice Dream UNO
  • Mito Impact
  • Evercoss One X
  • Nexian Journey One
  • Cherry Mobile One
  • QMobile A1
  • Cherry Mobile One
  • MyPhone Uno
  • Lava Pixel V1
  • Infinix Hot 2 X510
  • Infinix Hot 2 X510
  • Bq Aquaris A4.5
  • Cherry Mobile One G1
  • i-mobile IQ II
  • General Mobile 4G
  • Y!Mobile Kyocera S2
  • Y!Mobile Sharp S1
  • Y!Mobile Sharp 507SH, Android One
  • General Mobile 5 Plus
  • General Mobile 6
  • Y!Mobile Sharp X1

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