Cherry Mobile updated its Facebook cover photo Monday to a front-and-back image of what may very well be the company’s second-generation Android One smartphone. The photo suggests a release sometime in August.
For the uninitiated, Android One represents Google’s plan to bring the latest Android software to emerging markets like the Philippines through low-cost devices, though it hasn’t worked out well for the American search giant.
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Cherry Mobile’s new cover photo
That’s not to say the Cherry Mobile One, and the MyPhone Uno, for that matter, aren’t good options for cash-strapped consumers — they are; in fact, the One remains one of my favorite handsets in the bargain basement, even months after its launch. But for all its merits, it’s still a 3G phone, which ultimately stopped me from talking about it like a used-car salesman. Hopefully, Cherry Mobile’s next Android One offering comes with 4G LTE connectivity.
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Cherry Mobile One vs. MyPhone Uno