The Android One initiative was announced by Google last year. Under this program the company has teamed up with several manufacturers in emerging markets like India to provide customers with cheap devices that run Android. Swift updates to the latest software were promised for Android One devices and that promise is being kept. Over the next few weeks the Lollipop update for Android One devices will hit the airwaves.
It will presumably be the same Lollipop update which has already been spotted on Android One handsets in Indonesia. We reported earlier today about Android 5.1 on an Indonesian Android One handset.
By looking at the version number of this update one might expect it to come with some new features. It isn’t known for sure right now if Android 5.1 brings anything new to the table apart from the usual slew of bug fixes, performance improvements and better stability.
Through a post on Google+ the company’s Indian arm confirmed that Lollipop will be released for Android One devices “in the next few weeks.” Local manufacturers that hopped on the Android One program include Micromax, Karbonn and Spice.
Google is going to expand Android One to additional markets as well. It is reportedly heading to countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh next.