Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Android One says Mabuhay, Philippines!

In the Philippines, it’s not always easy to get a great smartphone at a low price. We’re hoping to help change that by working with leading partners Cherry Mobile and MyPhone to bring Android One smartphones to the Philippines.

These phones — the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno — will go on sale in the coming weeks, offering affordable phones with the latest version of Android (Lollipop), the fastest, most responsive Android experience ever.
Lollipop includes a battery saver feature, Google’s new material design look and feel and quick settings to conserve data. And these phones have great hardware features, including front- and rear-facing cameras, dual SIM slots and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

To help people in the Philippines save money on data, these phones will also include features such as Chrome browser data compression and YouTube Offline. And with the launch, our connectivity partners will be offering promotional plans to people who buy Android One’s that will help reduce costs for over-the-air (OTA) updates and app downloads from Google Play.

The Philippines is the sixth country to get Android One, but don’t worry, there are more on the way — stay tuned!

Posted by Caesar Sengupta, Google Vice President of Product Management

38 comments:

  1. At last! An Entry level phone with Google updates! Cant wait to buy it!

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    1. you would not get google updates. We in India were misled with similar promise

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    2. yep google is trolling people round the globe with fake promises, worst phone i ever purchase go for a moto g or e or a zenfone

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    3. If they give lollipop update to android one 5000 rupees set. Who will going to buy there nexus or others phone. Think hard.

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    4. Android one are for those who are new or not have a good experience of smart phones. There targeting 80% of Indian population who not connected to internet. Not for our type of people.

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    5. Android one are for those who are new or not have a good experience of smart phones. There targeting 80% of Indian population who not connected to internet. Not for our type of people.

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    6. but google said that cherry mobile one and myphone uno will be running on android 5.1 lollipop from out of the box. i've always wanted a phone that can be upgraded to the latest android version. i hope they don't disappoint us. i wanted to buy this phone but only if its running on lollipop. i'm still stuck on kitkat though.

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  2. when android one will launch in Pakistan?

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  3. I hope they will also sell this in retail stores and not just online.

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  4. hey google, did somebody bite you in PAKISTAN last time. because sure our population is more than Philippines so more penetration and sales.

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    1. Stop talking about population and sales. The aim of it is to make sure every person can afford this latest middle-ranged phones that we don't and not sales and population. And also I hope it will also arrive there in your country also. (cheers from the Philippines)

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  5. When will android one devices in India receive lollipop updates??

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  6. Pakistan also is present in Asia.. always disappointed

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  7. But indian Android one is stuck on KitKat

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  8. Very sad..India was the first market in which android one phones were launched..but still no update..at the same time new markets are getting updated versions..saddening.. Google has to understand that India is the core market for android one phones.. With ever growing consumer base google had a very good opportunity to reach the masses but delaying the update has led to serious repercussions in India.. Trust factor is diminishing and release of the updated versions has led to huge out cry in India

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    1. Google unable to update our phones till now that is sad. But just look at your phone and think do you really cares about the update. I mean it looks mostly the same as lollipop except 3 bottom buttons. :)

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    2. Its not just about the three buttons at the bottom..its about promise that google made..a brand which has always been trustworthy not keeping upto its promise..n yes I do care about update.. N with all the new phones coming up lollipop 5.1..it's saddening that Indian phones are not getting update.. At least they can release the file images of lollipop 5.1for android one so that we can flash it..

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  9. Go to the other side of the Pacific. Latin America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia

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  10. Everyone in Philippines beware... you would not get google updates. We in India were misled with similar promise

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    1. He is telling truth. At 5000 INR, please do not expect updates.

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    2. Yes.... Dont believe google. Indian users didn't get any update till now

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    3. Yes.... Dont believe google. Indian users didn't get any update till now

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  11. ya its true android one india is still lost somewhere in a "few weeks", dont know if the update will even come or not within two years

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  12. When android one will launch in pakistan??
    Plz give us confirm date of launch??

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  13. We’re hoping For Bangladesh ... I

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  14. Google can't keep its promise in India and wants to conquer Philippines. Don't buy Android One, unless you want to be cheated by Google.

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  15. But we indians are still waiting for the update

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  16. In the Philippines , its all out of stock. Cherry Mobile(which is the partner mobile manufaturer of google android one) has only released 10 units per branch. Its so frustrating. The demand for this phone is very high and they are not doing something about it.

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