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More than one million android activations are happening around the world in a day and the statistics places India among the most Android loving countries. According to Hugo Barra, director of product management, Android, India saw a whopping 500 percent growth in Androids in the last one year.

The fact was revealed at the ongoing Google’s I/O developers conference. “Android is a truly global phenomenon. We now have 400 million Android devices. In countries like Brazil, India and Thailand we have seen it grow by 500% in the last one year,” Barra said. He also showed a heat map representing the number of Android activations around the world in which India was depicted in yellow color, indicating high number of activation.

The whopping growth of Android in the country may be due to the vast range of Android powered devices available in the market from Rs 5000 to Rs 40,000. Apple’s iOS powered devices are above the reach of an average Indian. Moreover other platforms like Blackberry, symbian and Windows failed to provide the user experience and features offered by Android and iOS.

Android has a 59 percent share in the Smartphone market as on May 2012, followed by Apples iOS with a market share of 23 percent. Among the Android vendors, Samsung leads the Indian Smartphone market with a share of 45 percent, which the company hopes to increase to 60 percent by this year end.

The latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, announced at the conference will come with a support for Hindi, inbuilt in the OS.

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Intex is joining the Android bandwagon by releasing its first Android smartphone in February 2011. And this is not just the end of news. The smartphone from Intex will also be the cheapest Android phone to be available in the Indian market at 5,500.

Due to launch in the first week of February next year, the phone will be running on Android 2.2 (Froyo), complete with a 3.2MP camera, 2.8 inch resistive full-touch screen, Wi-Fi and GPS.

It should be noted that the Intex phone will be in competition with Micromax’s Andro A60, launched earlier in the month. The Andro A60 however costs more at 6,999 and runs on Android 2.1. This will give an edge to the Intex phone when it releases.

While we don’t have the full specs of the Intex phone at present, we will get all of that when the phone releases. We have to wait for the phone to release to see how the market reacts to it.

Micromax has showcased its first Android run phone, the Andro A60 to the Indian markets. A full touch screen smartphone, the Andro A60 comes with the Android 2.1 Eclair update. The phone will start selling next month and will be available at a price of about 8,000.

Micromax is the third largest mobile phone maker in India and the latest Android phone from the company will further strengthen its hold in the Indian market. The Andro A60 has a 2.8 inch resistive screen with an auto focused 3.2 MP camera. The phone is powered by a 600MHz microprocessor.

Weighing 105 grams, the dimensions of the phone are 106.8mm x 59.2mm x 14.0mm. The phone comes with an internal memory of 150MB and can be expanded up to 32GB using a micro SD card. Connectivity features of the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS.

The Andro A60 also packs in an Accelerometer and gravity sensor for playing the Android-platform based games. The device includes FM radio and is powered by a 1280 mAh Li-ion battery. The battery gives just four hours of talktime, a worrisome feature for an Android phone.

With Micromax grabbing the top spots in the Indian mobile phone industry, it is time that the big wigs like Nokia and Samsung pull up their socks before the Indian company is all out to rule the roost in the Indian market.