Google launches “Android One” in Nigeria

Google, America’s multinational technology giant has introduced its latest Smartphone programme,AndroidOne, to the African market using Nigeria as the entry point.

AndroidOne was launched on Tuesday at a major announcement by the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms. Juliet Ehimuan in Lagos, making it the second announcement after the Asian country of India.

The program is part of an ongoing initiative to bring high quality smart phones to millions of people across Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world.

The Infinix HOT 2-X510 smartphone, which is the first device to run on Android One in Africa, is available from Tuesday via online retailer, Jumia, and at select retail outlets at a recommended retail price of N17,500.

In addition to Nigeria, the phones would also be available in Morocco, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Egypt.

“The Infinix HOT 2 phone offers a high quality experience, running the latest version of Android (5.1 Lollipop). It will also get the new Android M release – an update that will offer Google’s new material design, improved battery life, enhanced security features, and smarter notifications,” Google said in a statement during the launch.

Infinix Hot 2 also has the ability to update to the new Android M release, an update that will offer Google’s new material design, enhanced security features, improved battery life and smarter notifications.

In terms of hardware, the phone comes in 1G and 2G memory options, front and rear camera of 8 and 2 megapixel respectively, fast quad-core MediaTek processor, long battery life and and a 90 minutes low battery standby time, long enough to get you home.

In addition, the device has a dual micro SIM slots, an FM radio tuner, 16GB in-built storage memory and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

Read More on: The Nation

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