#TIT: These smartphones were ‘produced’ in Africa by Africans

Ismail Akwei Mar 27, 2018 at 07:53am

March 27, 2018 at 07:53 am | Tech & Innovation

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

March 27, 2018 at 07:53 am | Tech & Innovation

Mara Corporation Limited (MCL) – Uganda

This company was founded by Ugandan entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar and it’s set to launch a smartphone in 2018 which will be low cost, quality and tailor-made for Africa.

In the second quarter of 2018, the company is expected to release two smartphones: The Mara X and the Mara Z. The Mara X will use Google’s Android One program and will run the latest Android operating system, 8.0 Oreo. It has also been optimized for the Google Assistant.

The Mara Z will run the Android Oreo (Go edition), a configuration of Android specifically optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM or less.

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