After launching the Android One initiative earlier this year in India, Google has announced that the program is being expanded to cover Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Android One devices are expected to go on sale in these countries over the coming weeks.
The premise behind Android One is to provide affordable hardware from local vendors, with Google controlling the software side of things. Currently, Indian vendors Micromax, Spice and Karbonn have launched devices under the initiative, and the upcoming launch in Bangladesh will see the introduction of local vendor Symphony's handset.
In these countries — with a combined population of over 200 million people — a wide range of manufacturers and network partners such as Banglalink will begin to sell Android One smartphones. In addition to Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, Bangladesh's own Symphony will launch their first Android One phone with the Symphony Roar A50.
All these devices will give people a high quality mobile experience for an affordable price, running stock-Android with updates from Google.
Google will be launching the program in more markets in 2015. To know what the search giant is trying to achieve with Android One, check out our review of the Micromax Canvas A1.