Google to produce sub-$100 smartphone via Micromax
Soon, we will start seeing Google-branded smartphones that will rival (and possibly beat) Xiaomi phones in terms of pricing. That’s how Google wants to reach it’s “next one billion Android users”, the Silicon Valley outfit said.
Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, stated that the maiden phone will be made available in his Indian home country at first, before spreading out on the globe.
“The device with Micromax is a dual—SIM 4.5—inch screen device with a removable SD card and will cost less than USD 100,” Pichai announced.
“We will launch this around the world, but we will start with India this fall,” he added.
Micromax is the current leader of the Indian smartphone market and Google isn’t the first mobile OS maker to partner and exploit the benefits of inexpensive phone makers in India.
Mozilla will soon start selling it’s Firefox-OS powered smartphones in the same India, thanks to a partnership with local brands.
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