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The Internet giant Google during a Monday media event in India announced the first wave of low-cost Android handsets running the company’s optimized Android One software, with prices starting as low as $105.

“The world is filled with potential: people who are ready to leave their mark and need a phone as ambitious as they are,” said the firm during the event. The Android One project has been conceived to bring stock Android experience to inexpensive mid-to-low-range handsets sold in emerging markets such as Russia, India, Brazil and China.

The Android One initiative includes the latest Android version (Android 4.4 KitKat at the time of this writing) and stock experience free of carrier junkware and custom user interface skins, ensuring smooth execution on low-end devices.

Android One customers are allowed to update their devices to the latest Android version “soon after it’s released,” but there’s a catch — for up to two years only.

Indian vendors Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice will provide first Android One handsets with 4.5-inch displays and a quad-core processor made by MediaTek. More Android One handsets from Acer, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, Lenovo and Panasonic are to follow soon.

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The search giant is betting that Android One can tackle Android’s widely reported fragmentation and ensure its lead in the emerging markets that have been experiencing double-digit growth of handset sales.

“Right now, only one in four people own a smartphone,” said Google. “Imagine what’s possible if everyone has a phone as ambitious as they are”.

Android One comes with Google voice commands and a Google-designed interface, run Google apps and feature a built-in FM radio, front/rear cameras, a quad-core chip, micro-SD card slot and support dual-SIM cards.

Google has said that all Android One devices will receive a free Android L upgrade later this Fall. Moreover, popular Indian carrier Airtel will treat its Android One customers to the 200MB in free Google Play app downloads per month and all Android updates for the first six months.

Lastly, the company is enabling an offline mode in the stock YouTube Android app, but in India only, to ensure that customers can download videos on Wi-Fi and watch them later without an Internet connection.

Though initially available only to users in India, this features is expected to roll out to everyone at a later stage.

What do you think?

Does a $105 Android One handset sound tempting to you?

[Android One on Google+, The Android Blog]

  • Gustavo

    High-end Androids already look cheap and poor. Imagine what real cheap and poor Androids will look like.

    • True

    • Mohammed Sahib

      I don’t think the HTC one (M7 or M8) look cheap. And before any one starts a stupid fanboys war, my only phone is an iPhone 5 and I don’t plan to replace it any time soon.

      • Well those are some of the few exceptions. I also hate to mention the Alpha and Note 4.

      • Kurt

        Note 3 and 4 do plastic right. Apple does plastic wrong. Never do plastic in GLOSS. Plastic and glass are better than Metal. Plastic gives you access to the sd card and battery. Two features i love! You will love it to if the iPhone gets it one day. Until then you will try to act like its a bad thing. But it’s ok, I clearly remember apple fanboys talking bad about phablets. Now they love them. lol

      • sadaN

        I always stop reading when I see your name…

      • Kurt

        Not everyone likes unbiased posts. No problem.

      • BoardDWorld

        Kurt and his note, world famous on iDB…

      • AeronMcaerhon

        Haters gonna hate..

      • What are you talking about the back of every Samsung is glossed plastic. Are you sure you want to stick to that needed to be plastic? Certain versions of the HTC One M7 uses metal plastic and glass and still have the features like SD cards. and removable batteries. I won’t need it even if it did. What is the purposes of pulling the battery if iPhone rarely freezes? Ever since I switched to the iPhone starting with the 3G I never for a second looked back at my phone that had the SDD or removable battery. Once you get you head out of the cloud you will realize you don’t need either feature..

      • Kurt

        Real quick. I was refering to Note 3 and 4. They aren’t glossy plastic. Right? There are other Samsung phones that aren’t glossy plastic either.

        I’ve had my Note 3 for a year. No cracks. If I do get a crack, I’ll just buy a new back. It’s only a few dollars. No biggie. Right?

        When Apple does plastic, you get many cracks. I’ve had them on my 3GS and others on their 5c. How do you replace the back? Expensive. And no way to swap out a battery no SD card. Removable backs are really great! My Note 3 came with an extra battery and an external battery charger. So you don’t need to have the cable hooked up to your phone when recharging the battery. Swap in a new battery and charge the other one. Pretty sweet. 🙂

        Painted metal chrome, or whatever you said is not as good as metal. Nor would I ever say that. I’m not biased. I admit Samsung copies and Apple copies. But do you? Anyway, I put a thin metal bumper on it because on the Note 2 it looks horrible when the chrome comes off. I never seen that happen with the Note 3 but I wont risk it. Note 4’s bezels are metal btw. Metal is great for a bezel, but sucks for the back as it will get scratched. Only iPhone users love cases. I don’t :-p …jk but I don’t like them and wont use them.

        Why are you lying about how easy it is to swap a iPhone battery? It’s soldered on. and you need to take the screen off and all the components to get down to the battery. Who the hell is going to do that when they are out and about? Why the bs just to protect your god, apple?

        A swappable battery is when your playing a game and your phone is about to die. Turn your phone off, take off the back remove battery put charged battery on and your done. Maybe you didn’t know you can do that or you are trolling me? I’m confused. If you are a teenager and iPhone is your first phone then I’ll explain more about a swappable battery if you like. It’s a plus to be able to always have instant access to a fully charged phone.

      • Lol you mention 1 phone and another that isn released yet classic troll..
        1. there are a few that use non glossed backs but the majority of them do. BTW the imitation leather thats really plastic is stupid I mean why even imitate the stitching it is not right.

        2. the fact you have to buy a new back tells you how cheap the material is why not mack it of a more durable plastic less prone to cracking/breaking in the first place. btw not every knows they can “just buy a new back”, sad but true.

        3. when did I ever say Apple did plastic any better don’t try to put words in my mouth lol. Your phone came with an extra battery because the manufacture knew its life wasn’t going to be good. You have no idea how many samsungs battery need to be replaced because they no longer take charge. I see it happen no iPhones aswell but its normally only after water damage.

        4. The person said Samsung does plastic right I was letting them know how wrong they were…

        5. Uhm iPhone batteries haven’t been soldiered on since the iPhone 2G you should do a bit more research before trying to prove a point. Sure some Apple products have them soldered but those are mostly iPods.

        If my battery is going to die while gaining Ill charge it or stop gaming. Im sure I’ll find something better to do with my time until I find a charger lol. I get what your saying though it would be better to swap it when its low, Instead of waiting for a charge. Apple is not My god btw I just prefer there hardware and software over others because I see all the time what those androids are capable of.

      • Kurt

        1) No stitching on the Note 4.

        2) Can you please stop trolling?…Where did I say you have to buy a new back? I’ve told you that the back has no scratches and no cracks. It looks brand new. Why would I buy a back? I would if i needed to. it would cost a few bucks. How much would it cost you to replace the back of the metal iPhone? ouch…Don’t answer that. It won’t make Apple look good at all.

        3) Can you not troll?…Samsung gave an extra battery because every mobile, whether smartphone or feature phone gets an extra battery and external charger. Guess what phone doesn’t get it? ouch…Don’t answer that. It won’t make Apple look good at all.

        4) Glossy is bad, textured is done right

        5) Let’s not talk about batteries. Samsung wins on that. It’s not even worth mentioning.

        Tell me about what Apple does bad/poorly? So I can see they are not your god. I mention bad things about Apple, bad things about Samsung as well as other companies.

      • Still stuck on the Note 4 the only one with no stitching lol. The only New iPhone with a glossed back is the 5C
        Im not trolling. Not all phones come with extra batteries. At my store we sell new and used phones some come with extra batteries and some don’t. You mentioned you could just by a new one if necessary. Samsung batteries are crap do some research my friend. Apple phones have issues too just not as many as Samsung devices. Before you go on and try to prove your point I have been doing repairs on all types of devices for over five years so try not to make yourself look ignorant.

      • Kurt

        Tell me something bad about Apple since they are not your god.

      • Hmm where to start.. they do not allow much customization of the OS. They don’t give enough color options for their devices, The in house repairs are really expensive, Some of their geniuses don’t have proper training. they have a lot of money and should do more things in the world with it.. I could go on, but theres no point as no company is perfect.

      • Kurt

        Wasn’t that fun? Liberating huh? :-p No company is perfect and for the most part all these multibillion dollar companies have evil people running them. ex. Bill Gates

      • Nothing will change the fact Samsung devices are the worst to spend your hard earned money on. Spec wise they are great because they top other androids but If I were an android guy I’d go LG or Motorola before HTC and Samsung.

      • BoardDWorld

        That comment is far wrong. Apples plastics use quality resins, so much so they can make it glossy and it stays glossy, My old 3GS is still glossy. That simply isn’t the case with Samsung. They now disguise it with ugly textures (IMO).

      • Kurt

        3GS has ton of cracks even if you never dropped it. It’s just a poor choice of materials. Glossy is just garbage. Thats why Samsung got made fun of, for good reason. I bet you yourself made fun of Samsung for glossy plastic. It’s a terrible choice. Textured plastic is good, Glass is great. Sorry I hurt your feelings. But I won’t be biased to make you feel better. Honesty is better for you.

      • BoardDWorld

        My 3GS has a slight 4mm long crack at the power port. Squish them a few times and I guess they form because the plastic is so tough, thus brittle. Now you jump on eBay and check out the Galaxy S1, they virtually “all” extremely rough, you would get the same results on an iPhone 3GS/5C if you took course sandpaper to it. Nowadays Samsung disguise it with patterns & textures.

      • Kurt

        Glossy is garbage. When people bashed Samsung for glossy plastic I was one of them. I’m not biased so I can admit when they do awful things. In fact I can probably say more bad things about Samsung than Apple. But can you say something bad about Apple?

      • Guest

        BoardDWorld and his world famous 3GS lol

      • BoardDWorld

        Actually it’s the first I mentioned it… I run it because I wouldn’t buy anything with Google/Samsung branding on it & I haven’t liked any iPhone to come after the iPhone 4 which I sold in prep for the tear drop iPhone that never happened. So alongside a 3GS I had the cellular iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, lastly a 128GB iPad Mini Retina all with a unlimited data plan ($20p/m here). This year the 3GS goes on the shelf with my iPhone 2G and a 128gb 6 Plus will replace the iPad.

      • Matt

        Apple does plastic wrong… lol – cause you know the 5c was a total flop
        (sarcasm)

      • Kurt

        Glossy plastic is the wrong way to do plastic phones. Only an apple fanboy would say otherwise. I bet you bashed Samsung for glossy plastic phones calling them cheap plastic. But with the 5c you and Zibreg call the 5c, polycarbonate plastic. number one, both are polycaronate plastic, 2. glossy scratches and cracks. Textured plastic does neither in my experience on my Note 3. No scratches (not sure why to be honest) and no cracks (not sure why, maybe its more flexable then the thicker plastic on the 3gs/5c? Glass is best, textured plastic is second best, rubber would be 3rd. Metal on the bezel is great, metal on the back is stupid. I bet your iPhone has a case on it. My phones never do. my 4S is nude. My Note 3 has a thin metal bezel. Because it lacks the metal bezel that the Note 4 has. Note 2’s bezel was terrible. Note 3 doesnt have the same problem but I won’t risk it.

      • You are comparing One New 5C to over 50 samsung phones with glossed plastic. The 3G and 3Gs are old but if you want to compare those too its still only 3 to over 50 lol. The Note 3 still has thin plastic that will eventually crack and break just as its glossy counterpart. and the Note 3 bezel is not as bad as the Note 2 but it can get quite ugly.

      • RarestName

        My mother had a Nokia smartphone with a metal backing that supports expandable storage and a removable battery.

      • Kurt

        Yes, I’ve seen phones like that. Not sure of the phone you are talking about. But the reason I don’t like metal backs are 1) they scratch easily. I prefer textured plastic or preferably glass. iPhones need to allow people to swap about a battery.

      • RarestName

        I guess they made it “idiot proof” or something so that people don’t use third party products? Or that they want to make it slimmer.

        I can’t remember the name of the phone, but I do recall it being virtually immune to scratches. I don’t know what kind of metal it is.

      • Kurt

        all metals alloys scratch easily. Take a high carbon knife for example. If you take a simple sponge, the textured side will put scratches in it. I’ve heard some fanboys on here say the 5s is better than the 5 with resisting scratches. But not sure if it true. Fanboys will say anything to protect their god, apple. I’d trust you though. Do you have a case on your iphone? Do you have the 5s? is it true about it being better than the 5? Hopefully it’s true. I’d like to get the Surface Pro 3 but hate that its a metal product. But I don’t know much about magnesium besides the iPhone 5 which we all know scratches/bends,dents, and chips. With scratching being the easiest. Scratches even on the phone when they were shipped brand new.

      • RarestName

        I have the black (or whatever it’s called) iPhone 5s (caseless), and it has so many scratches ^_^

        I wouldn’t say that it resists scratches better, but the scratches aren’t that visible on the black iPhone 5s as compared to the 5. My friend has one, and he even has a case on it. I see no difference in scratch resistance.

      • Kurt

        Since the scratches aren’t that visible does it bother you? I really hate scratches on metal. On my knives and on my stainless steal products like a top of a counter I clean them by following the grain of the metal. But I never had an anodized metal device. But I like my phones to be mint. And my 4S is still perfect. I just worry I’ll be annoyed with scratches on my Surface Pro 3 if I get it. But maybe I won’t care. I think I would keep a hold of it and not sell it. Which reminds me, I’m long over due to sell my 4S, (a year now)

      • RarestName

        Doesn’t bother me at all, as long as the screen looks fine when lit up. If it really bothers you, then you can purchase some skins that cover the metal. Feels way better than having a case. And yeah, the iPhone 4S is amazingly awesome at preventing scratches!

      • They meant the color.. the 5S color is less likely to scratch off.. a finger nail was capable of taking the color off of an iPhone 5. Very disappointing.

      • You realize that plastic scratches fairly easily too right?

      • iRaj

        You are the only one very unhappy with apple in this blog. I don’t understand what is your point here to write bad about apple always. Declining samsung plastic sales show how bad they are.

      • Kurt

        You are a troll. You only troll people on here. I ban you from talking to me. Apple sells less phones than Samsung, that doesn’t show how bad Apple is.

      • iRaj

        I have friends who got samsung craps named ace, fit, grand, S and etc. No phone could stand more than 6 months. Freezes, no touch response, battery drains in an hour and huge list of issues. Huge sales of these phones. But All are in garbage now. Samsung=Quanitity+Trash and Apple=Quality+treasure

      • Kurt

        Mine runs better than my iDevices. Probably a lot has to do with jailbreaking but Stock iOS is garbage as we all know, but won’t admit. My phone is a year old and has no problems like you pretend.

        What phone do you use in your country of Pakistan?

      • BoardDWorld

        Without getting personal lets just say he’s “all” Korean without being Korean himself.

      • Cameron Chao

        plastic is plastic, no one has the phablets yet to say they love them, they just want a change. The iphone 6 will still sell more than the 6 plus.

      • Kurt

        We are talking about phones and being better. Sales has nothing to do with it. McDonalds sells more than certain healthy foods. Doesn’t make McDonalds better. Not the best analogy but “it just works” lol

        Btw, plastic is not just plastic. Some plastic cracks. Some don’t and allows access to the battery and to the sd card. Some are glossy and have a host of problems. Some are textured and don’t have those problems. There is a right way to do things and a wrong way.

      • Cameron Chao

        Comparing the iPhone 6 sales with the 6 plus is certainly not a mcdonalds vs healthy food. It’s more of a double cheeseburger vs a quadruple cheeseburger… I made that reference simply because I’m stating that more people prefer the smaller screen size than the overly large one, just like the cheeseburger analysis I made. Where is your stubbornness coming from, I also mention plastic is plastic because Apple and most other makers don’t use it, and for a good reason, so it’s pointless to even talk about it, the one time recently that Apple did use plastic it failed, and it’s mainly because it was overpriced plastic, not poor quality plastic. There is no point talking about it here.

      • AeronMcaerhon

        Then how about calling yourself, iphonetechjay, you are being biased, i guess.

      • Probably because I repair more than just Apple devices. My skills are unbiased. I prefer iPhones for reasons you can’t even begin fathom.

      • AeronMcaerhon

        Unbiased? Oh..

      • Very.

      • R4

        I had a htc one m7 for 6 months before I switched back to an iPhone 5. The build quality was good but the UI itself wasn’t as smooth and it didn’t have as many good apps.

    • Dan

      not true, look at HTC One, Sony Xperia, LG G3

      • CAS

        All ugly

      • Dan

        you certainly have a right to your opinion but it doesn’t make it so

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        do you still pay those hilarious prices for 2 years old tech just to have a better looking device ?

      • felixtaf

        Man its not 2 yr old tech, its 2 yr old specs!!!

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        whatever, its 2 years behind

      • BoardDWorld

        Well so every Android user likes to say but it will be years before Android catch up to how Apple have implemented the tech. All the tech is made by lots of other smaller companies. Just because an Android ecosystem likes to throw everything in for kicks and giggles it doesn’t mean it’s needed or implemented in a practical manor. Apple take up what they see being useful to the masses at the time.

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        U must be talking about that useless 64 bit A7, A8 chip architecture that would need 4gigs of ram but only gets 1gb. Pure marketing… Android at least makes use of its specs

      • BoardDWorld

        Of course Android needs all that power, that’s why they still need projects like project butter to continue throughout the years. Apps & Games run perfectly on iPhone, that’s always been one of the advantages of iPhone so there’s no point arguing that it doesn’t. Also iPhone gets more graphically intensive games without Metal, with that introduced (yet another feature pushing Android years into the past) it’s going to blow any competitor into the past. Now “that useless 64bit chip”, that one statement shows me just where you’re at. Go tell that to Samsung & they’ll even tell you you’re an air head.

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        If you know anything about chips, you also know that a 64bit architecture needs at least 4gigs of ram meaning that the A7 and A8 chip dont make use of the 64bit architecture. I know how smooth the iphone is, I had an iphone 5s myself as well as android and ios devices in the past. For the averege person the iphone is the perfect device if they live in the US. An android device is more for people that want something extra out of their device ( more features etc ) Also outside of the us the iphone is a rip off. The iphone 6 plus 128gb is probably gonna cost 1400$ in my country

      • Jacob S

        I had HTC One and now I have LG G3. To me they don’t look cool as my previous iPhone 5s. Only reason I am keeping LG G3 because of Android capability of programming NFC chips for various uses. Otherwise, Android is no where close to iOS as far as smooth operation. Android has vast open usage compare to iOS. However, despite of having better hardware than iPhones, these phones are no where closer to iPhones in build and operational qualities. JMO!

        Btw, I have pre-ordered two 128GB iPhone 6 plus, not sure if I will keep them or give away to someone else in family as I need to know if iOS will let you program NFC chips as Android does, sorry I got addicted to various home automation features I am using with Android and NFC chip integration. lol

      • Dan

        Yeah used to do that with tasker when I had android. I miss it now, hopefully apple opens up NFC.

    • archer14

      It’s not aimed at high flyers like yourself. Although I doubt that with that cheap arse comment.

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Its not for the people who care about the looks. If you even had a bit of an idea what the purpose of these phones is, you wouldnt say this. In india, most of the population is using phones with buttons and no touch. The amount of phones googles gonna sell with this idea is gonna be huge.

      • Rowan09

        They already have really cheap Android phones everywhere including India. If people are so poor how are they going to afford the plan?

      • felixtaf

        You mean phone plan???? Lol, a minute of phone call costs 30Paise and India has nearly 5 or 6 established networks. BSNL, AIRTEL, AIRCEL, DOCOMO, VODAFONE, IDEA etc
        FYI 100Paise is 1 Rupee. 60 Rupees – 1US Dollar!

      • Rowan09

        I’m from Jamaica so I understand how plans work in other countries. It’s not cheap to own a smartphone and pay for data and messages in Jamaica, so I would assume it’s not that cheap in India as well. I use to phone repairs for business owners from India, so I understand their market and economy.

      • felixtaf

        Cool.
        Man…. Seriously… I lived in kingston for the past 3 years!

      • Rowan09

        Nice where? I’m from the country St. Mary.

      • felixtaf

        Barbican Ave. Near Shaggy’s yard… 😉

      • Rowan09

        What were you doing there? (If you don’t mind sharing).

      • felixtaf

        I was working in Eden Garden Neutraceuticals as a Research Associate. Also running my small mobile repair/sales business in my freetime. 😉
        Where u from?

      • Rowan09

        St. Marry which is counnntry not too far from Port Maria and about 2 hours from Ocho Rios.

      • felixtaf

        Oh cool…

      • Rowan09

        I love my home, I was there earlier this year, but in Negril which is on the opposite side of where I’m from.

      • felixtaf

        Nice. I left this May from JA. Home sweet home, wherever you go!

      • felixtaf

        Actually phone plans are cheaper. U can survive with jus 5$ with talk time of 1000 minutes. And with another 5$, u can have 500 texts. 2G data is 3$ unlimited (erm, slow connection). 3g / 4g plans goes from 10 to 50$.

      • Rowan09

        I understand, it’s cheap for an American but for a Jamaican not so much and to my understanding a lot of the people in India are extremely poor.

      • felixtaf

        Yes, Offcourse.

      • Manjot Singh

        Some areas there is poverty, yes

      • Rowan09

        I know.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        I get 1GB of 3G, make a couple of calls everyday, and i also use my phone as a hotspot sometimes. After all this I pay around $10. Thats not expensive IMO.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        The good thing about india is that you dont need any plans. We have prepaid and postpaid systems, which the user can set as per his usage. A person can last a whole month with just 2 dollars. (If they’re using 2g ofcourse, which most of them do.)

      • Rowan09

        I understand I’m from Jamaica and a smartphone plan is not cheap. If someone is looking to have talk, maybe text and definitely data it’s not cheap.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Are you getting LTE there? Because prices for 3G are quite reasonable here

      • Rowan09

        Digicel has 4G but 3G costs around $10-$30 alone.

    • Kurt

      Mid-Tier iPhone 6 should still do fine. Will be interesting. Apples mid-tier vs the low end One

      • Matt

        That One+ phone thing is just ridiculous. You have to go to hell and back to get one, and then by the time you get it, it’ll be irrelevant. I do not think it’ll be setting any records anytime soon – or anytime at all.

      • Kurt

        records? Not a chance. It won’t be a threat to iPhone.

    • I was under the impression if it wasn’t offered as a premium flagship it was automatically considered Low-cost budget phone…

    • JasonL1C4

      I’ll excuse your ignorance this time only

  • Maxim∑

    “updates for up to two years” aka no updates

  • Dan

    This is a good move on Google’s part. Wouldn’t be interested in it myself, but it will appeal to those that are hesitant to get a smartphone. I’m impressed that it will have android L.

    • felixtaf

      Yes, its a good move. But the partners are known for poor hardware in terms of build quality and reliability. If that’s sorted out, it will be success!

  • Jimmy

    I’m waiting for Domondo. He loves to suck Android balls.

    • archer14

      Suck your own balls while you’re waiting for Domondo, just as a small appetizer.

      • Jimmy

        Go f*ck yourself, then suck his balls when you’re done, asshole!

      • Dan

        you made me lol
        +1 for you

      • Jimmy

        Hello, Mr. Crapdroid. What are you doing in an Apple blog?

      • Dan

        iPhone 5S and iPaid air here, thanks.

      • Rowan09

        Lol

      • Jimmy

        That’s not an iPhone 5S in your avatar, liar.

      • Dan

        I know, said it often, old avatar, used to have a Note 2, I should change it eh? Seems to aggravate the some Apple fans.

      • Jimmy

        Yes it seems to aggravate “the some” Apple fans.

      • Dan

        *claps*, yes indeed mistakes happen when you do several things at once. Good day to you Mr Fake trolling account!

        PS. Don’t suck to hard, don’t want to give yourself a hicky 😉

      • Jimmy

        too*

      • leart

        With note 2 or iPhone in the photo you are here just to blame apple all the time so the photo is just ok

      • Dan

        This is the only post I will make on this matter: I am not here to ‘blame’ Apple. Recently I have disapointed by their latest offering, hence I will be waiting for iPhone 6S before I upgrade. This is my opinion. Take note, OPINION.

        Also, I’ve posted several times against people bashing android outright, saying that both iOS and android have their advantages and weaknesses. This again, is my opinion, and single minded people like you will not detract me from it.

        You sir, do not seem to bother to look at both sides of the fence and you take this as an attack on Apple/iOS, it is not. If you cannot engage in constructive discussion, simply ignore my comments. Good day to you.

    • ZacheryL
      • Kurt

        He used to be the ultimate Apple fanboy. I couldn’t remember his previous names. But those are them. How did you remember them??

      • leart

        is just me or you are a very old dude to old to be a fanboy

      • Kurt

        You so dumb its funny. You are older than I am. You are a fanboy. I’m not a fanboy of any company. I admit good things about Apple (which you do) I admit good things about Samsung (you don’t), I admit faults about Apple ( you don’t) I admit faults about Samsung (you do).

        Youre a troll, you are a fanboy you gets so emotional. Don’t flirt with me please. I’m not into that. If thats why your trying to figure out my age.

      • leart

        meh my suspect was right, your old

      • Kurt

        Don’t flirt with me. I’m married and I’m not gay

      • leart

        what is gay?

  • The_Only_Comment_That_Matters

    I don’t know the point of the Indian version of the Brady Bunch picture but Google is doing what Blackberry did 10 years ago and it worked well for Blackberry. Indians are poor people and their women are incredibly ugly so any news is good news to them. I myself would rather have my skin peeled off slowly rather than live in India but to each his own.
    #IndiaIsEarthsToilet

    • Agru

      Wow

      • Dan

        so much wrong in one post >.<
        /flag

      • Kurt

        Bet you he is Paki lol

  • Jonathan

    Gonna flop just like the 5c..

    • Rowan09

      The 5c sold millions, lol.

  • Mukund Bhatla

    Sounds like good news to my servant, will tell him that it’s time to upgrade

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    Hate it or love it, this is a brilliant move for Google.

  • This is why Android is bigger in audience and looks better in certain stats/graphs..

  • Sumit Agnihotri

    Micromax indian mobile vendor snatch the indian market form Samsung now after Android one ..Micomax vanish samsung from the Indian market.

  • Rowan09

    Google has to be joking. The original Nexus has better specs than this cheap phone. Come on they can do better than this. It would have been better to repackage the Samsung Nexus 3 into this phone.

    • RarestName

      What the hell is a Nexus 3?

      • AeronMcaerhon

        Make reading a habit.. Google it. Dumb@s*

      • RarestName

        Maybe you should read more, because you clearly do not understand what a rhetoric question is.

      • Rowan09

        The third generation Nexus, it’s also called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250.

      • RarestName

        Yeah, I know, but I’ve never heard of it being called a Nexus 3 before.

  • Yujin

    I wonder how we’ll build they are. Or will they disentegrare in your hand!

  • Matt

    Pretty ugly, but nice 🙂
    Happy that more and more people can have smartphones and more and more people’s data can be stole by Google 🙂

    • AeronMcaerhon

      I wonder those datas from isheeps and iDiots emerge from iPhones.

      • Matt

        Your comment didn’t really make sense.
        But Google is known to be a very sketchy company in terms of user data. Which is why I don’t use any Google services – except YouTube

      • AeronMcaerhon

        Yeap, it doesnt really make sense,ikr.. ^_^

  • Tommy

    Well at least the poor will be able to get their hands on a smartphone. Imagine if there were only apple. Only the average to above average will be able to own a smartphone. Tho I dislike Google and Android, I actually think this is a good move for the people.

  • Technocrz!

    Google is getting ready to advertise the needs of poor people as well, Pao Bhaji etc, not a single company do anything without any interest, Google is doing this there must be some interest behind it, but on the positive side yes its very very good and more and more people will have knowledge that whats happening around the world in palm of their hands.