Android One, offerdable smartphone range with vanilla Android started by Google with an intention to reach more people in developing nations like India.
It was released in India this September hoping for big success. Unfortunately it turned out be a failure due to the competition from Xiaomi & Motorola Moto G. But, Google still trying to reach as many people as it can by extending Android One smart phones availability to three more Asian countries, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal. The mobiles will be available in these countries starting today, making its reach extended by 200 million more people.
One can ask a question, why only Asian countries? The answer is simple, Google initial partners for Android One is Micromax, Spice & Karbonn. These brands have strong hold on Asian countries only. So, Google targeting the Asian countries first. Upon, its success, it has plans to extend it globally.
There are also rumors that Google plans to release next generation of Android One phones in the first quarter of 2015.
First Generation Android One phones will receive Lollipop update in January.