Android One: 9 new manufacturers and Qualcomm chip support

Android One

The Android One program, Google's plan for making cheap Android smartphones with software made directly by BigG. continues its evolution, with 9 new producers and the announcement of chip support made by Qualcomm.

MediaTek therefore loses the short monopoly on the Android One project, finding itself competing with the American Qualcomm in a new sector. The competition becomes even more intense as regards the companies producing Android One smartphones, as the three producers initially announced, namely Karbonn, Micromax and Spice, will be joined by other 9 producers.

The two biggest names are certainly HTC and Lenovo, which is flanked by other Indian companies, such as Lava, Intex and Xolo, and other big names in the international technology sector, such as Asus, Acer, Alcatel and Panasonic. Lenovo is the only company on this list to be among the first 5 smartphone manufacturers in the world, while big names like LG and Samsung are missing. Other new partners, such as Asus, are increasingly pressing on the mobile device industry, so their presence is not surprising. There are also many Chinese companies, like Coolpad and ZTE, at least for now.

The program will also arrive in many other developing countries by the end of the 2014, to further expand its horizons in the early months of the 2015. What do you think?