India

Android One sales low in India, blame it on Google

The Android One could have been a bestseller in India but we're not sure if the unit will be able to meet its goal in the country. Leading retailers are now refusing to sell the phone since Google decided to launch the Android One online first. That seems to be a bad call by the search giant now that the retailers are refusing to stock up on Android One.

Cyanogen ties up deal in India with Micromax

Cyanogen, makers of the hugely popular CyanogenMod version of Android, has now tied up a second deal to sell its firmware on a phone made by gadget manufacturer Micromax, one of the biggest names in smartphones and devices in India. CyanogenMod is known for its minimalist approach, its Android interface and features tweaked for performance, and the lack of bloatware so prevalent in Android versions put out by leading manufacturers.

Google working with Airtel as payment gateway for digital purchases

While having a credit card is like having a company ID in the US, not all countries have that kind of relationship with that plastic rectangle that makes you buy stuff. In India, for example, most smartphone owners don't own a credit card, making it a bit difficult to make digital purchases. Google is trying to solve this problem by working with the country's largest mobile operator, Airtel, to enable these users to buy books, movies and music online through the service provider.

India’s Spice set to unveil first Android One phone

When Google initially announced the Android One concept back in June, there was much anticipation to see how they will be able to develop reasonably priced but more than decent smartphones with emerging markets. There hasn’t been much news about it since then, until now when India’s Spice is set to launch the first Android One device and details have been leaked ahead of the official announcement.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus launches in India

We’ve seen Samsung update their budget product line with upgraded devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat recently, and one of the first few markets that we’ve seen those migrate to is India, where the Galaxy Star 2 Plus has apparently landed. It is a small budget phone with modest specs, but notably, with Kitkat running the show.

Google Maps gets a localized version for India

Whether you're just traveling to the next city to visit a friend or taking a vacation in New Delhi, Google Maps has got your location needs covered. Today, Google has announced Google Maps in Hindi, the latest fruit of its efforts to break down the barriers that keep people apart, whether it be physical location or language differences.
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