Google announced their latest innovation, the Android One. Android, known well as a software being an operating system for smartphone, tablets and even televisions, after its launch in September 23, 2008, brings you a new innovation through one of its partners, MyPhone.
The Google Android One MyPhone Uno is meant to serve the Filipino people by bringing the most affordable phones with the best of class features such as the latest Android OS the “Lollipop”, and giving free updates upto 2 years. Through its partner telcos, Over the Air (OTA) will be pushed to the phones.
The MyPhone Uno comes with a quad-core 1.3 Ghz processor, 4GB ROM and 1GB RAM. A 5 Megapixel Main (rear) plus a 2 Megapixel front camera, it comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display and comes with WiFi, HSPA+ and bluetooth connectivity. What makes it exciting is it has a dual sim slot and a 1700 mah Lithium Polymer battery. It also has a free 8GB micro SD card.
It comes preloaded with all the Google apps such as Google Play, GMail, YouTube, Google Maps, and many more. It is also preloaded with social media apps like Facebook and Instagram.
The package comes with a charger, usb android cable (micro usb) and headset. It has a quick start guide and MyPhone warranty certificate as well.
Ken Lingan, Google Philippines Country Manager explains why Google has chosen Philippines to be part of the “Google One” project. That’s why Google has partnered with mobile phone manufacturers to make it affordable and reachable through its initial partners, MyPhone Uno being one of them during the launch this afternoon.
At the same time, Ken showed us the power of Google Translate which aides people to discover some of the latest finds, common questions and even direction from Filipino (Tagalog) as of the meantime.
So how much is the MyPhone Uno?
It’s really affordable as they target to make it less than P 6,000 (six thousand pesos).