Android One initiative is picking up its pace. After a successful launch in Indian market, not only Indian manufacturers are planning to bring more Android One devices, but Google is also working to expand the initiative to other countries including Bangladesh.
Those of you who follow us are already aware that Micromax has got the credit to be the first company to bring in Android One smartphone in Bangladesh. It has brought the same Android One device that it launched in India, Micromax Canvas A1, and priced it a little higher. But now Google says that it has bigger plans for this country.
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According to a blog post, Banglalink is one of the networks and manufacturers that signed up to launch Android One phones in Bangladesh. And more excitingly for Symphony fans, Symphony has also jumped ship, just like we initially thought when Android One launched in India back in September.
Behind the scene, Symphony is preparing Symphony Roar A50, the first Android One smartphone manufactured by a Bangladeshi manufacturer, and will release it in the coming weeks. Google hinted that other manufacturers and operators in the country will join the Android One initiative as well.
With the rising popularity of Android smartphones in Bangladesh, it was only a matter of time until the Bangladeshi market got some attention from Google. Now that it has, consumers of low to mid-range smartphones can expect to see more smartphones in their budget that do not sacrifice performance or regular Android updates for the sake of being a low-cost device.
2014 was already a buzzing year for Android market in Bangladesh, and Google just gave the first indication that 2015 is going to be even more exciting for Android enthusiasts.
(This article was also published in Bangla on Android Kothon)