Google Android One Moves Into Six African Countries

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Google Android One is expanding its reach into six African countries to bring low cost smartphones to the developing world. Google’s push to connect those who cannot afford the same technology a lot of us enjoy everyday seems to be meeting with positive praise. The Infinix branded $87 Android One phone will be sold Nigeria and offered by online retailer Jumia in five other countries: Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Morocco. Much of these areas and peoples still do not have Internet access but there is hope that low-cost wireless plans may be able to fix that issue.

The Infinix Android One runs Android Lollipop but is upgradeable to the recently announced Android Marshmallow. The $87 handset isn’t as pimped out as your Galaxy S6 or HTC M9 with much lower specs and power but for those in these countries, it’s a connection to the world.

The world is filled with potential. People who are ready to leave their mark, and have fun doing it. People eager to create, listen, learn, explore, collaborate, speak, and dance. Right now, only 1 in 4 people own a smartphone. Imagine what’s possible if everyone has a phone as ambitious as they are.

The Android One project is an exciting one and for the right time, the world continues to get connected and that’s a great thing.

  Source: Times Union
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