Users will soon see an explosion in the number of Android devices across the world. According to a report, several handset manufacturers are rushing out some low end Android devices and most of these will likely be priced at less than $150 (about Rs 6,700).
It has also been predicted that about 20 to 25 million of these will be sold this year itself. The Android market for low end handsets hasn’t been fully exploited, says the report.
Apple, or Microsoft, is not likely to offer a low-cost phone to users. The low end smartphone market is currently dominated by Symbian, and since this OS is gradually on its way out, the path could be open for Android.
LG Optimus One, which costs around Rs 11,000 in India, is already successful in the low end market, inspiring other handset makers to produce their own low cost Android phones.
We can even expect front facing cameras in Android phones if the current trend of advanced features reaching low end users is anything to go by.
According to news reports, Olive will launch one Android based handset priced at around Rs 10,000. Chinese make G’Five, too, plans to release low end Android handsets in India.