Hurray! Android One launches in Nigeria

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Android One is a project sponsored by Google to push out a line of smartphones running stock Android (or something close) for first time users in developing countries. Google is responsible for the design, development, marketing, and support of these devices while all manufacturing are carried out by partnering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Google also makes sure that timely software updates get to Android One smartphones for two years after launch of each device.

Android One

Android One was first introduced in Asia in 2014 and has remained only available there till now. Here at, we have often wondered why the project hasn’t seen the light of day in Africa. Well, by all indications, the day is here.

We can authoritatively tell you that Android One will be launched in Nigeria tomorrow, with the first device coming from Infinix Mobility. Pictures from this leak show us what the device might look like.

Early leaks hint at a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front unit, dual SIM functionality and Android Lollipop 5.1.

We will have authentic, official photos, info, and hands-on of the device for you by tomorrow. Stay tuned.


  1. Finally!
    always wondered if Android One devices would provide the same/similar bang for buck as devices from the Chinese OEMs that dominaterecent market here, i suppose Infinix being the launch partner kinda answers this

    Infinix’s recent moves have impressed me & should set them up for a greater slice of the Android cake

  2. Wow. Never believed this day would come.

    Whether or not Infinix is owned by TECNO, the fact remains that Infinix as a brand is steadily capturing more and more market and mind share and is gaining more respect by Nigerians.

  3. This is great news. But they should also include a battery of at least 4000mAh and fast charging, very important.

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