Last year, a Google executive admitted that its Android One initiative for affordable smartphones had "not delivered to expectations". But the program isn't dead yet, and more handsets are coming.
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The Android One program for low-cost phones hasn't been a big success, as Google itself acknowledges, but a 'reboot' is in the works, along with plans to bring smartphone prices down to under $50.
Facebook has launched a 'lite' version of its social networking app in emerging markets. The app requires minimal specifications and works perfectly even on a 2G connection, according to user reviews.
With Wi-Fi using the finite radio spectrum for transmission of data and the sales of electronic goods skyrocketing annually there are indications the protocol could slow as a result of its popularity.
Frank Shaw (head of Microsoft PR) boasted that Windows Phone is outshipping the iPhone in seven countries, but it turns out that all seven countries are emerging markets, some with low shipments