Google plans to move forward with the Android One smartphone project in India. The Indian launch had a rocky beginning last year, but the odds are looking up. Rajan Anandan, Google managing director of India and Southeast Asia, has said the company is fully committed to the program’s success.
This installment will increase overall Internet access in India. Android One is a program designed to institute a set of guidelines towards device makers for Google certification.
The guidelines are open to any device maker’s use, but the overall goal is to make smartphone design more time and cost efficient. Android One phones were originally launched at $100, but now will run as low as $35-$50.
The relaunch will bring more Indian small businesses online and create a more secure Internet marketplace. These developments will also increase connectivity towards popular sites such as YouTube and Google maps.