Android One launches in Africa with the Infinix Hot 2

Google has collaborated with Infinix, MTN and Jumia to bring Android One smartphones to Africa. The first Android One smartphone to be available in Africa is the Infinix Hot 2 and would be available in Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Ghana.


The device is available in the six listed countries above from online retailer – Jumia for each country; in Nigeria the recommended retail price (RRP) is N17,500 (USD$88). MTN comes into play by offering 1GB of data for N500 for a year. 

Like all Android One smartphones around the world, the Infinix Hot 2 runs the latest version of Android – Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and would receive Android Marshmallow as well as other updates directly from Google for the next two years. The updates would be according to Infinix’s schedule.