With Android One, Google showed the world how functional, up-to-date smartphones can be shipped for $100. For the next wave of dirt-cheap smartphones, Google hopes to see that price barrier dropping to $30.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said today that Android OEMs are currently offering smartphones for $100 and $50, but for emerging markets such as that of India’s, they need smartphones that cost $30.
“I think two big things, one is from our side — we are committed to making even cheaper smartphones. […] The right price point for smartphones in India is $30, and pursuing high quality smartphones at the price point will unlock it even more,” Pichai said in a televised interview with NDTV. Read more…