According to the sources the phone is expected to be available with a price tag of Rs 7,000. Initially it would be available at Snapdeal.

Google has been working with Indian vendors to reduce costs in smartphone development by identifying parts that go into Android One smartphones and pre-selecting suppliers for the components.

What really steals the deal is the fact that these phones will get the similar privileged treatment as Nexus devices when it comes to automatic software updates, and are nearly guaranteed to get the Android L update when it becomes available.

Not only are Micromax and Karbonn part of Google’s plans, but Android One devices will also be produced by Intex, Celkon and Spice.