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Google's Android One: The one to beat

Hindustan Times | ByRajiv Makhni
Sep 27, 2014 08:14 PM IST

Google has stunned everyone with its launch of Android One. More so because Micromax, Spice and Karbonn (all Indian) have been chosen to release the phone. But is it worth it? Rajiv Makhni finds out.

I’ve just come back from a six-episode shoot for Kaun Banega Crorepati. Besides plugging that in to chest thump a bit (I created history there, so do try and catch that show), the other reason to mention it, right in the beginning is because of something strange that happened there. As is typical of each episode, the always energetic host of the show, Amitabh Bachchan, threw me a bit of a curve ball within the first few seconds. He asked me how I handle so much tech around me, and the fact that it comes at the speed of light and that the quantum is so great.

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While I hee-hawed myself out of it and gave a very boring answer about passion and how it drives me, it really did get me thinking. Why do I do this? It’s relentless and never ending, yet I am far from jaded by it. In fact, I wake up every day brighter and raring to go. And, the reason is that there is more excitement and controversy in the world of tech than politics, sports and lifestyle put together.

Case in point: The world -headline-making news of the launch of Android One in India.

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Desi connect: Karbonn Sparkle V is the third Indian brand chosen by Google for Android One
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