Android One smartphones are designed with input and certification from Google, run pure Android OS and offer fast software updates directly from Google. Android One devices are targeted at budget, first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
The first Android One smartphone was launched in India in 2014. The programme was later embraced by more mobile phone manufacturers and extended to cover other emerging markets across South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
List of All Announced Android One Smartphones Ever Released
How many Android One smartphones have been announced and released into the market since 2014? We found out. Below is a comprehensive list of all Android One smartphones ever announced in order of device release date.
2014 Android One smartphones
- Micromax Canvas A1 – September 2014
- Karbonn Sparkle V – September 2014
- Spice Dream UNO – September 2014
2015 Android One Smartphones
- Mito Impact – February 2015
- Evercoss One X – February 2015
- MyPhone Uno – February 2015
- Cherry Mobile One – February 2015
- Nexian Journey One – February 2015
- General Mobile 4G – May 2015
- QMobile A1 – July 2015
- Lava Pixel V1 – July 2015
- Infinix Hot 2 – August 2015
- Cherry Mobile One G1 – August 2015
- i-mobile IQ II – August 2015
- BQ Aquaris A4.5 – September 2015
2016 Android One Smartphones
- General Mobile 5 Plus – February 2016
- Y!Mobile Sharp 507SH – July 2016
- General Mobile GM5 – November 2016
- Kyocera S2
2017 Android One Smartphones
- Sharp S1 – February 2017
- Sharp X1 Android One – July 2017
- Xiaomi Mi A1 – September 2017
- HTC U11 Life – September 2017
- HTC X2 – November 2017
- Kyocera S4 – November 2017
- Kyocera X3 – November 2017
- Motorola Moto X4 – December 2017
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 7
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 5
HMD Global began to manufacturer Android-powered smartphones and commits to producing Android One smartphones only. Nokia became the only smartphone manufacturer fully vested in the programme.
2018 Android One Smartphones
- Sharp S3 – January 2018
- Nokia 7 plus – February 2018
- Nokia 8 Sirocco – February 2018
- Nokia 6.1 – February 2018
- Zenfone Max Pro M1 – February 2018
- Huawei Y3 2018 – May 2018
- BQ Aquaris X2 – May 2018
- BQ Aquaris X2 Pro – May 2018
- LG G7 One
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 3.1 Plus
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Motorola One
- Motorola One Power
- Nokia 8.1
- Infinix Note 5
- Infinix Note 5 Stylus
2019 Android One Smartphones
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Nokia X71
- Motorola One Vision
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia 2.2.
- Nokia 3.2
- Xiaomi Mi A3
- Motorola One Action
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 6.2
- Mara X
- Mara Z
- Sharp S7
- Nokia 2.3
- Nokia C1
In 2019, Infinix Mobility announces the Note 6 with XOS, its custom implementation of Android OS. This appears to be a silent exit of the programme. The company had released the Note 5 and Note 5 Stylus as Android one smartphones the year before.
2020 Android One Smartphones
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 8.3 5G
- Motorola Moto G Pro
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia C2
- Nokia C2 Tava
- Nokia C2 Tennen
- Nokia C5 Endi
- Nokia C3
In August 2020, Xiaomi scraps the next smartphone in its Android One list, Xiaomi Mi A4, and announces that it is leaving the Android One programme. The Mi A3 becomes the last Xiaomi Android One phone.
This leaves Nokia as the only player fully vested in the Android one programme. Motorola and Lenovo smartphones have not been released running full stock Android OS, but with some tweaks here and there.
Countries that have experienced Android One smartphone launches include:
- Ivory Coast
- Sri Lanka
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
Is Android One discontinued?
The Android One project is still very much alive, championed mainly by HMD Global, which has embraced it for all their smartphones. This means that all current Nokia smartphones, including their cheap entry-level Android phones, run a near-stock Android experience and get up to 2 years software updates.
How can I get Android One?
If you want the Android One experience, buy a Nokia smartphone. All Nokia-branded Android phones are a part of the Android One project.
Can we install Android One on any phone?
Unfortunately, you can’t. Even if you find a way to install stock Android on a phone, you are not guaranteed of timely software updates, which is a core part of the Android One programme.
Are all Nokia phones Android One?
All Nokia smartphones from Nokia 3, are part of the Android One experience. Even the entry-level models get 2 years of software updates.
Is Android One any good?
Android One gives you the purest and cleanest software experience on Android phones (besides Google’s Pixel phones). It also means you get at least 2 years of major updates and 3 years of monthly security patches.
Which is the best Android One smartphone?
As at March 2022, the most powerful Android One smartphone is Nokia 8.3. It has a Snapdragon 765G 5G processor.
What is the advantage of Android One?
Android One phones have zero bloatware and get timely Android updates.
Which phone has no bloatware?
Your best bet for zero bloatware is a Google Pixel phone or an Android One smartphone.
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From 2001 when GSM phones were introduced in Nigeria till date, Mister Mobility has owned and used hundreds of mobile devices running proprietary, Java, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.