Update: It appears we jumped the gun on this and it actually appears that Xiaomi are merely considering the idea of an Android One device. [ Source ]
Many dissed the Android One scheme of smartphones, when it was released a month back. The program by Google and its hardware partners is turning into a bigger deal than what we initially expected.
That was partly because of other brands like Xiaomi, etc. which made smartphones that were more powerful and cheaper than Android One phones. However, something we just learnt might make you rethink about your opinion on Android One; and it comes from none other than Xiaomi.
Hugo Barra, who’s lately been the face of the young Chinese company, revealed that an Android One launch from Xiaomi was around the corner. He also mentioned that the company was keen on pushing its existing models into Android One’s scheme of things rather than building an all new smartphone.
It’s highly probably that (if it the Android One – Xiaomi thing does take shape) you see a Redmi 1S or a Redmi Note remodeled into suit the Android One program. What this will also mean is Xiaomi’s devices will be more dev-friendly than ever; something that a lot of buyers have been patiently waiting for since very long.
Doesn’t the Redmi 1S look like a God-sent Android One candidate? Let us know what you think!Via]