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Google has teamed up with Xiaomi to launch Mi A1
Android Oreo launched officially; Android One revived
Google is trying to revive the Android One market by launching a range of devices, and not just entry-level phones. Google has teamed up with Xiaomi to launch Mi A1, which is manufactured by Xiaomi and powered by Google. Although launched in India first, the device will be available across Asia Pacific, Europe, the US, Middle East and Africa.
Jon Gold, Director, Partner Programs, Google, said, “As phone manufacturers continue to innovate by delivering high quality devices at accessible price points, keeping the inside of one’s phone innovative, fresh and secure is critical to a great experience. We’re extending our commitment to Android One by working with more partners to build phones that run a software experi- ence designed by Google.”
Google refers to Android One as Android at its best as it comes with a clean, simple design. It commits to a simple set of pre-installed apps that don’t consume much storage space. Android One comes with pure Android OS minus any custom UI or unnecessary apps. They also come with Google Assistant built-in, wherever available. They also have unlimited storage for all photos and videos on the cloud.
Android One smartphones get the latest technology and security measures. The devices ship with the latest Android Nougat, and also receive the latest version of monthly security updates, and a guaranteed OS upgrades as and when released by Google.