A day after Google's announcement
, Spice Mobility on Thursday announced the launch of its new Android One smartphone in Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Out of the three regions, the Android One smartphone by Spice Mobility in Indonesia has been launched under a different brand, and is dubbed the Nexian Journey One. The company hasn't detailed the model names or launch dates for the other two regions - Nepal and Sri Lanka. Also, it didn't include any price or availability.
As Google had also detailed on Wednesday, the smartphone will run the latest version of Android 5.1 Lollipop, something Spice also corroborated in its statement. Spice further suggests that the latest version of the Android operating system offers improved battery life, enhanced security features and smarter notifications.
(Also see: Karbonn to Launch New Android One Smartphone in Q1 2015: Report)
Apart from the updated OS, the smartphone is no different from previously launched Android One smartphones in India. The dual-SIM (3G) Nexian Journey One packs a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixels) IPS FWVGA display; a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor; 1GB of RAM, 8GB of inbuilt storage; expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB); a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash; a 2-megapixel front camera; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and a 1700mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Prashant Bindal, CEO, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, "We are delighted to expand our reach into international markets of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal with the revolutionary Android One smartphones. We are pleased with the customer response towards the Android One phone in India and are confident that the product will be equally successful in these markets as well, enabling us to strengthen our position in the international mobile market."
Spice had launched its first Android One smartphone in India back in September, the Dream Uno, alongside the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V. In December, Spice launched the Hindi-language variant of the smartphone, the Dream Uno H.