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Spice Launches Hindi Android One with Google

Dec 17, 2014   14:01 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

- Aims to make smartphones accessible to 300 million Hindi speaking population in India

- Features for the 1st time ever complete Hindi Keyboard, Google Search, Maps and YouTube in Hindi

 

Keeping in line with their philosophy of bringing the best in technology at affordable prices, Spice and Google today launched India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone – Spice Dream Uno H Android One Phone, focusing on the large Hindi speaking population in the country. The Spice Dream Uno H, a Hindi version of the recently launched Android One from Google, features for the first time ever a complete Hindi keyboard, voice input along with Hindi versions of popular Google products such as Android OS, Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps amongst other popular applications.

 

The product has been especially designed for the 300 million Hindi speaking people focusing on states such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and the rest of the country. Keeping in line with their focus on creating affordable technology, Google and Spice have priced this revolutionary phone at a MOP of Rs 6499/-.

 

This dual SIM 3G smart device is powered with an impressive 1.3 GHz Quad core Processor, runs on 4.4.4 Kitkat OS and will soon get the latest Android updates such as Android Lollipop. The phone has a sleek design with a 11.43 cm IPS display and features an expandable storage capacity of 32GB to store a large amount of music, movies, photos and videos. The 5 MP Auto Focus rear camera clicks sharp images while the 2 MP front camera will appeal to selfie lovers.

 

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, “Keeping in line with our shared philosophy of bringing the best in technology at an affordable price, we are delighted to partner with Google to launch India’s first truly Hindi phone – the Spice Dream Uno H. We firmly believe that this revolutionary phone will contribute immensely in connecting the 300 million Hindi speaking masses to the internet with its useful applications such as Google Search, YouTube and Google Maps. After successful launching the Android One with Google in September this year, this is our next step towards making smartphones more accessible to the Hindi speaking population in the country.

 

Commenting on the launch, Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product, Google, said, “Google has been pleased to work with Spice over the last few months on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. We are excited by the launch of the second Spice Android One smartphone, this time targeting Hindi users. This is another step in empowering the next billion people.”

 

The device is equipped with a 1700 mAh Li-polymer battery offering a standby time of up to 160 hrs and a talk time of up to 1020 min (2G) and up to 620 min (3G). The Spice Android One Hindi also features exclusive Hindi applications such as Aajtak, Sony live, Hungama, Spice Cloud, Google Translate and Google Hindi Input.

 

With an MOP of INR 6,499/- Spice Android One Hindi will be available through major retail stores.

 

About Spice Retail Ltd:

Spice Mobiles, the Devices business of Spice Retail Ltd is one of the fastest growing mobile internet devices company in India. With a customer base of over 20 million and an annual volume of over 8 million devices, the BSE/NSE listed, Spice Mobiles, has market share of nearly 4-5% of the Indian mobile devices market. With a brand ideology that seeks to be the catalyst enabling the common man in believing in their abilities, keeping pace with the social change through technology, Spice has been the bridge connecting the small town aspirations with big dreams. Spice Mobiles has been gradually consolidating its stand in the smartphones business while having already been a strong player in the feature phones segment. Known for innovation, Spice has been the first to launch a smartphone with a 5MP Wide Angle Front Camera, the Pinnacle Pro, for which it also won the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovation award in 2014. It was also the first Indian brand to launch a full high definition smartphone, the Pinnacle FHD. The company has to its credit several firsts including the Dual SIM phones – across GSM, CDMA, Triband & Touch Screen PDA and smart devices on Android platform. Spice Mobiles had won the Golden Peacock Innovation award for India’s 1st 3D phone in 2010 and the country’s 1st Dual sim phone in 2007. Spearheaded by Mr. Dilip Modi, Chairman, Spice Retail Ltd, Spice has business operations spanning across India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Spice Mobiles has also been featured in Forbes 2010 Asia’s 200 ‘best under a Billion dollar’ Companies.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Spice Retail Ltd.

Natasha Tandon

natasha.tandon@smobility.in

+91 9811726450

 

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Dream UNO H
Dream UNO H
Launch of Spice Dream Uno H - From Left Mr Prashant Bindal, CEO Spice Mobility Ltd, Mr Rajiv Sethi, CMO, Spice Mobility Ltd
Launch of Spice Dream Uno H - From Left Mr Prashant Bindal, CEO Spice Mobility Ltd, Mr Rajiv Sethi, CMO, Spice Mobility Ltd
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