Android One

  • LG has used IFA 2018 in Berlin to whip the covers off two new mid-range phones. On the outside, the G7 One and G7 Fit look a lot like LG’s flagship G7 ThinQ, but the guts of the phones have been pared back to make them more “accessible” and, presumably, more affordable.
  • Google has announced that Android One is expanding to Africa. The program, aimed at making "high-quality smartphones accessible to as many people as possible," will roll-out in Nigeria next, with the launch of the Infinix Hot 2 smartphone. Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco will follow.
  • Google’s Android One initiative is designed to bring quality, low-cost smartphones to developing countries, tackling key issues with locally available hardware. Today, the company has taken the wraps off the first wave of certified smartphones that are available to purchase in India right now.