Android One Philippines

After expanding the Android One initiative to several Asian countries late last year, Google has announced that it would be launching the entry-level smartphones in Philippines.

Philippines is the sixth country to join the Android One program, after India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. Google is partnering with local retailers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone in bringing the first round of Android One-branded devices to the country.

Dubbed Cherry One and MyPhone Uno, these handsets run Lollipop out of the box and include an offline mode for YouTube that allows users to download select videos and watch them without the need for a data connection. The handsets are set to retail for under 5,000 Philippine Peso ($115).

The exact specs on offer were not detailed, but they should be in line with what is on offer with Android One in countries like India, which includes dual-SIM connectivity, microSD card slot, FM radio, a removable battery along with front and back cameras.

The search giant has also mentioned that it was working with its partners to offer cost-saving incentives for users purchasing Android One devices that include lowered charges for downloading OTA updates as well as app downloads from the Play Store.

Source: Google