The Android One scheme was promised to receive VIP treatment, at least as far as software updates are concerned. That wasn’t something spelled out by either any of the OEMs or Google, but instead something that was implied.
It however turns out that Android One phones aren’t quite at par with their Nexus siblings. An Android Lollipop update for the first wave of Android One phones is yet to be seen, and that while competitor phones are on the verge of getting the update.
Micromax, which happens to be one of the partners of Google for the project, today announced it’s Lollipop plans for some of its phones on the Canvas line. The first device to get the update — the Canvas Xpress A99 — coincidentally happens to be an Android One contender.
Devices such as the ones mentioned here, along with those from Xiaomi, Asus and Motorola have meant that Android One phones don’t get to be as popular as Google might have initially liked, and perhaps planned for. With MediaTek phones fast catching up on hardware as well as software, the future looks to be full of competition.