Monday, September 15, 2014

Android One is Launching in India, But it’s A Big Deal For Everyone | Re/code

Probably not a happy development for Samsung and other current Android hardware ecosystem leaders

"What’s most notable about the Android One program is the degree to which Google is flexing its muscles — retaining control over the exact operating-system image that gets loaded on the device, as well as when that software is updated.

Google is also shifting the balance of power by partnering with smaller chipmakers and lesser-known phone makers. In India, for example, Google is working with regional brands like Micromax and Karbonn, rather than the large global brands."
Android One is Launching in India, But it’s A Big Deal For Everyone | Re/code
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