What do you do when you want to purchase a budget handset but also want quick and speedy updates to the base Android OS, in par with the official releases from Google? For quite a while, there was no true answer to this. But then came along Android One.
Google’s attempt at giving a Nexus like experience in a market segment where updates were akin to aliens in our universe: although some people believe they exist, there’s a high chance you’d never see one in your lifetime of existence.
Android One promised to change how the low-end functions with regards to updates. While it was not very successful in bringing about an ideological shift in the budget segment by increasing focus on updates, it did provide the consumer with a powerful tool that they were missing earlier: choice! If you did care about updates, you could spend money on a device that came guaranteed with a 2 year update promise from Google itself.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
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