Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.The tech giant promises high quality phones in Nigeria. Google says the smartphones will be affordable. They are starting with Nigeria in Africa before moving to other few countries in the continent.
Android One represents Google's push to lower the prices of smartphones in less developed parts of the world where computers are considered a luxury.
The phone announced Tuesday is made by Infinix and will cost about $87 (roughly Rs. 5,650). It will be sold in stores in Nigeria and offered by online retailer Jumia in five other countries: Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Morocco.
Infinix worked with Google on the "Hot 2" phone as part of a program called Android One that made its debut in India last year.
Guess it is an innovative initiative that benefit both stakeholders and Google.