As India awaits the much speculated visit of Google CEO Sundar Pichai this month, it was assumed that the CEO would be announcing the onset of Android One part 2 quite soon. However, it is now confirmed that Google has no plans to launch the much-awaited second version of budgeted smartphone series.
Sharing his vision for the coming year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai would be there in India during an event scheduled on December 16. As India is coming up with astonishing rate of smartphone and online users, it was estimated that Google might be planning the release of Android One part 2. Android One Smartphone series that was last launch in September 2014, created a lot of buzz in the market. As Google was planning to launch budget phones for the emerging markets, it was suggested that the direct competitors would be Spice, Micromax and Karbon Smartphones. With Android One, the expectations were much more than what it finally delivered.
Why Android One Failed to create the desired impact?
- If rumors are to believe, then Android One was majorly affected by the release of new brands like Xiaomi that listed smartphones at cheaper range and better features.
- Google again tried the fate with smartphone Lava Pixel V2, which undeniably failed to impress the market. The performance of the phone was nowhere up to the mark.
- With stiff completion from big brands like Apple and Samsung on one hand and budgeted smartphones by Xiaomi, Karbon and Micromax on other, Google’s Android One failed miserably to stand aloof.
- Google’s Android One came late into the market. Being released about six months before the actual time of launching, it would have worked for the audiences.
Owing to the fact that India is still a market with phenomenal buying capacity, it was suggested that Google might be launching Android One part 2 soon. Let’s wait to hear what CEO Sundar Pichai has to say during his visit to India.