MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS/AP) — Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people can’t afford an Internet-connected device.
The phone announced Tuesday is made by Infinix and will cost about $87. It will be sold in stores in Nigeria and offered by online retailer Jumia in five other countries: Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Morocco.READ MORE: UPDATE: Victim, Suspect Identified In Fatal Oakland Park Shooting in Front of Children
Infinix worked with Google on the “Hot 2” phone as part of a program called Android One that made its debut in India last year.READ MORE: COVID: Youth, Adult Multi-Team Sports Can Resume In Alameda Co., Berkeley
Android One represents Google’s push to lower the prices of smartphones in less developed parts of the world where computers are considered a luxury.
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