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No doubt the user-base of Android operating system is increasing day by day. Being open source, lots of manufacturer across the globe has adopted it as primary operating system for their product segment.

Mainly due to affordability, Android based mobile device now has a global share of the OS exceeds more than 85%. In developing countries like Nepal, India, Pakistan etc. Android has dominated the market share in comparison of Windows OS and iOS.

Android One is a initiation by Google to set the minimum hardware standard to run the operating system smoothly. First wave of Android One device is manufactured by Indian companies Micromax, Spice and Karbonn. The price of Android One in India is  INR 6500 or approximately US$ 106.

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Android One devices are specifically targeted to developing countries. And according to the manufacturer the phone will be targeted to South Asian countries like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. The price of Android One in other countries like Nepal will be similar and probably will be US$ 110 (maximum) since tax and custom rate are minimum on communication based devices.

Technical System specification of Android One

4.5 inch display with 480px x 854px screen resolution
Dual Sim
Quad-core MediaTek processor
1 GB Ram
Expandable memory with card slot
5 mega pixel rear camera and 2 mega pixel front camera
Android KitKat
And dedicated OS updates for two years from Google.

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The specification looks decent on paper considering the price you are paying for and would definitely please the masses who are looking for budget friendly device.  At the moment, three models of Android One available to buy are Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498, and Micromax Canvas A1.

Various manufacturer such as Asus, HTC, Intex, Lenovo, Panasonic, XOLO, Qualcomm have joined in for Android One project. The second wave of Android One device will be launched in December 2014 and then after consumer will have lots of choices for choosing the Android one device