Google’s Android One program was started off in India under which three handset makers, namely, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice launched their budget smartphones in the country.
Now expanding the program, the Android One initiative has reached three new countries, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
It’s worth noting that, in November Karbonn launched its Android One smartphone, the Sparkle V in the UK, but Google in its blog post announcing the new markets hasn’t mentioned this however.
Google’s VP, Product Management, Caesar Sengupta said, “we’re taking another step toward reaching the next five billion people: in the coming weeks, the Android One devices will start to go on sale in India’s neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.”
He also said that, in addition to Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, local manufacturers will also be invited. Sengupta further added, “The Android One smartphones will be available cross a range of “manufacturers and network partners” in the three countries, such as Bangladesh’s Banglalink, and Symphony with its Roar A50.”