As a frequent traveller to India, I should point out that Android 4.1 and later are almost unusable on many Indian networks, because they cause frequent (data usage) ussd pop-ups that are very annoying, and can hang up other activities on the phone. If Google cannot address such a simple usability issue in all the updates since 4.1, they frankly don't deserve to get into the broader market.
Joy-808, 26 Jun 2014Google will drop it's name by doing this Spice & Karbonn r shittt , micromax is still ok.... moreand the biggest company to develop low cost phones with amazing features is Micromax so that's a no brainer as to why they choose this company to drive it's android one campaign, common google wouldn't make this step and believe micromax, if they had issues or say doubts, c'mon they are google
AnonD-97279, 26 Jun 2014in your dreamand when micromax makes the success and name globally through this android one, you will end up looking like a looser
NAREN, 26 Jun 2014why xolo is not taking android one it's because they only wanted to partner with best OEM's in India and currently Micromax and Karbonn are top indian mobile companies but even i don't know why they chose spice
are you even aware of the fact that all the software based services will be given by google just like it with nexus and micromax even gets reference points to develop the hardware and software, so this android one from micromax will not have any issues, get the facts right before posting something
with micromax dare if you wish. Experianced service issues now cant trust on M
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2014Not complicated. Indian helping Indian. He needs to remember his roots. If he is from Chin... moreyou can expect Micromax Phones with Made in INDIA Tag as the Manufacturing Of Phones have started in India .
AnonD-235993, 25 Jun 2014Micromax.....trolling Samsung, sony,HTC, etc for since 2012... Starting from canvas 2... :DI agree.. Canvas 2 changed the Market !!LOL Samsung had to release Their Grand Shit !!Then Came Canvas HD with an intent to kill all competition !
Mrsaboteur, 26 Jun 2014Xolo is a Karbonn Mobile productdude .. Xolo is a Product from LAVA
NAREN, 26 Jun 2014why xolo is not taking android one Xolo is a Karbonn Mobile product
Fingers crossed for Micromax. Just hoping the Android One device which will most probably launch with Android L from Micromax features the same design as Unite 2 but with no "M" symbol fist logo on the back as it totally screws up the looks of the phone, a 2000 mAh battery, a pretty good resolution with at least over 200 ppi and microSD support upto 64 GB
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2014Not complicated. Indian helping Indian. He needs to remember his roots. If he is from Chin... moreOr maybe China do not like Google. Last time, they do not like google search.. and the phone makers in China might not want google to take their profits.
AnonD-179801, 26 Jun 2014At first, I also thought about that but there might several things to consider:
1. Country Po... moreNot complicated.
Indian helping Indian. He needs to remember his roots. If he is from China, i think he would have done the same.
I still feel the build cost and startup would be cheaper in China.. as most phones in India is also imported from China.