Since Android is open source, almost 80% of the smartphones are running on Android. However phone manufacturers customize the default OS with their own custom functionalities which might include changing the overall look and feel of the user interface.
However, in 2014, Google launched Android One Program which now makes it easy for mobile phone manufacturers to make smartphones that run on stock Android OS instead of a customized OS.
What is Android One?
Android One is a pure version of Android available on several smartphones including models from Nokia e.g Nokia 3.1 Plus. The program was launched in 2014 with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost Android devices to emerging countries. Now it’s a cheaper way to get the pure Android experience than buying a flagship Google Pixel smartphone.
Android One has a “Go Edition” for entry-level phones, even for those with 1 GB of storage or less.. The Android Go Edition is a lightweight version of the Android One OS, with apps that take up less memory. There are also fewer pre-installed Google apps on Android Go phones, though they still ship with Google Assistant and the Gboard keyboard app.
Benefits of Android One
Here are some benefits of using Android one phones :
Smartphones that have the pure Android OS are guaranteed timely security and OS updates. Android One phones will receive at least two years of OS upgrades.
Android one phones are not preloaded with bloatware i.e pre-installed apps that aren’t removable. Instead, they come preloaded with minimal essential apps which include latest Google innovations.
Since the handset is loaded only with minimum number of applications, your device stays safe, fast, and performs at its best..
Android one phones have long lasting battery because background activity are prioritized for your most important apps.
With software designed by Google, Android One phones are easy to navigate and a cinch to customize right out of the box.