Thursday, 18 September 2014

Android One-:The battle

The Smartest One: Android one

                         Android One Features

  • Always the latest version of android for 2 years.
  • Hardware designed so one can play,watch and work faster.
  • Google maps,Youtube and Google play,all built-in. 

Many companies has launched it including Micromax, Spice, Karbonn etc.
Micromax has launched Android one with Canvas A1.

Micromax canvas A1 features

  • Android Kitkat 4.4.4.
  • 1.3 GHz quad core Processor.
  • 11.43 cms IPS screen.
  • 5mp Rear and 2mp Front camera.

Some Attractive Features

  1. Amazon: over 1.7 crore products to choose from.
  2. Youtube: watch video and keep commenting anytime,anywhere.
  3. Social networking: Facebook,twitter preloaded app.
  4. Messaging: apps like whatsapp,Wechat,line.
  5. Gmail: free storage upto 15 GB

Introductory prices: Rs 6,499/- with 8GB memory card free.

The first of the Android One devices is here. And we have been lucky enough to get our hands on the Micromax Canvas A1, one of the three smartphones launched by Indian manufacturers on the new Google platform. Here is what we thought of the new phone.


Snap Deal
Design: As far as looks go, the A1 looks like a lot of other Micromax phones in the same price bracket. The big difference is the detailing around the camera, a brushed metal right that looks quite classy. There is an Android One logo towards the lower end of the rear flap, and I guess we will have to get used to seeing this on more devices in the near future. The phone is slim in a sturdy sort of way and feels a bit heavy in your hands. It is thinner than the new Moto G for instance and that is a good place to be.Another interesting feature is the rear speaker grille, which is something I have not encountered recently.
Display: I was a bit put off when I heard FWVGA when this phone’s screen specifications were being announced. But the 854 x 480p IPS display is anything but disappointing, especially at this price. The colours are vibrant and the icons sharp. Reading is not at all an issue. The screen sort of blends into the black bezel at the top and bottom and this seems like a good way to hide the hard edges that dominate many screens of affordable smartphones. The screen has good viewing angles and it is not such a problem sing it in the sun.

Performance: This is what the Android One phones will be all about.  There is no doubt that the hardware and software are great. So there is not even a semblance of a hesitation when you flip through the homescreen, open new apps or switch from one to another. This feels good.
Software: The OS is the purest form of Android. So there is nothing new for users who know their way around Android. All the Google apps come pre-loaded and you will enjoy using Google Now and maps on this phone. I have never seen maps load so fast. Voice recognition also worked really well.

Sources: Financial Express