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First Android One smartphones launched in India, will let you download YouTube videos

  1. Google has unveiled its first set of Android One-powered smartphones in India, where local companies like Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn will be selling the budget-priced devices.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    It doesn't sound like a bad deal at all to lure the financially handicapped away from old feature phones.
    I like the fact that Google sends out updates and not the manufacturer which is one of Androids biggest downfalls, hopefully it will be addressed sometime in the future for all Android phones.
    I wonder if Apple follow suit someday or is it beneath them to have the less fortunate use their devices.
    On a positive note they are changing, they just copied Samsungs' idea of phablets although they'll vehemently deny it lest we forget they're not lowly idea thieves, they're innovators.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,685   +1,877

    Although getting, "financially handicapped people", hooked on smart phone contracts, seems kind of lacking in the ethics and moral departments.

    Or slightly dramatized, "we know you don't have much in the way of disposable income, so we're going to allow you to give us all of it, in order to enable you to acquire one of our, "smart phones" (*).

    (*) Euphemistically speaking, what "money pit" means to the housing subtext, "smart phone" is the telecommunications industry's equivalent.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  4. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    Lenovo and probably few other Chinese manufacturers already makes phones like this at this pricepoint. And YT caching through browser addons isn't new either. It looks more like marketing campaign for developing world rather then a genuine attempt to bring progress to the masses.
     

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