Sometime ago, Google launched the Android One program. An initiative to liaise with manufacturers to produce and sell low cost Android devices that will receive software updates directly like we have on Nexus devices. The first trial wasn’t a successful one.
The market in India was already flooded with low cost smartphones and the Android One devices where sold only through online retailers.
Google has done a rethink and now collaborated with Indian phone brand Lava to make a better Android One device. This one will be priced higher at around $190, will feature a MediaTek chipset, 5 inch screen and 2 GB RAM. Lava and Google are placing the device as an affordable Nexus smartphone with frequent software and security updates.
It will be launched on the 14th of July starting in India and spreading to 7 other markets.