this month, Google had announced that Android One smartphones will get Android Lollipop update. Keeping up to its promise, the Android maker has released Android 5.0 aka Lollipop update for Android One phones in India. The update has been rolled out in phases and will reach the Android One smartphone owners gradually.
The information about the latest software release was shared by Google Product Management Director Cesar Sengupta. In a Google+ post, Sengupta stated that the company will push update week after week to the selected users, who have been chosen at random. He clarified that users connected via Wi-Fi stand a better chance of getting Android Lollipop update.
Despite promising a regular update cycle for Android One smartphones, Google has been a little slow in the process. Even the regular Android devices are taking time to receive their dose of Android Lollipop. The Nexus devices got Android Lollipop update back in November (for obvious reasons), but the other manufacturers including Motorola, HTC, LG, and Samsung, have started rolling out the update for their devices now.
So far, three Android One based smartphones have been launched in India including the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno. All these are dual-SIM smartphones and share a common set of specifications including a 11.43-cm (4.5-inch) IPS FWVGA display with 480×854 pixels resolution, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of inbuilt storage; expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB), 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, a 5-megapixel rear shooter with LED flash, a 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and a 1700mAh battery.
Google has not shared which version of Android Lollipop will arrive for Android One smartphones, but we assume that the company may possibly send out Android 5.1 Lollipop update, the one that it has rolled out in nations like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.