Google’s request to delay an antitrust ruling that would require changes to the distribution of its Android platform in India has been denied by the country’s Supreme Court, causing a major setback for the company in a vital growing market. Continue reading “Google’s request to block antitrust order declined by Supreme Court”
In October, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Alphabet Inc.-owned Google Rs. 1337.76 crore ($161.95 million) for abusing its monopoly over Android and asked Google to remove restrictions on smartphone manufacturers pre-installing apps. Continue reading “Google: CCI order will harm users, increase smartphone cost”
Reuters reported that Google has warned that the antitrust ruling will cause Android’s growth in India to stagnate. In 2019, the Indian antitrust agency reportedly began an investigation into Google’s use of Android. Continue reading “Antitrust order could slow Android growth in India: Google”
At its 8th annual Google for India event, Google talked about its progress on building AI-powered and India-first innovations that take advantage of the country’s unique opportunities. Also displayed were upcoming product changes and other information. It also announced plans for brining Courses to YouTube in India. Continue reading “Google for India 2022 — Highlights and Product announcements”
Today, the 8th version of Google for India 2022 was live-streamed on YouTube. The Union Minister of Railways, Communication, and Information and Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared the stage at the event. Continue reading “Google to launch Courses on YouTube in India”
Google today launched a wide, multi-faceted effort to safeguard people from online damage through a variety of new programs, projects, collaborations, and investments in India, citing cybersecurity as one of the top concerns confronting the world. Continue reading “Google India announces improvements to internet safety”
Startup School India, a Google for Startups project, has been launched. The 9-week virtual programme will comprise fireside discussions with Google leaders and trailblazing colleagues from the startup environment, including financial, D2C, B2B, and B2C e-commerce, language, social media & networking, and job search. Recently, Google for Startups Accelerator-India Women Founders program was launched. Continue reading “Google launches Startup School India, to guide 10,000 startups in tier 2, tier 3 cities”
Just yesterday, Google released Year in Search 2016 list for India. Now, the company has shared list of top trending devices in 2016 in the country on Google Search. The most searched mobile device in India was Freedom 251 smartphone which created a buzz this year for being the cheapest smartphone with a price tag of Rs. 251.
Continue reading “Freedom 251 pips iPhone 7 to become Google India’s top trending device in 2016”
Google last night started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for select Nexus devices and it will gradually roll out to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) users over the coming weeks. Continue reading “How to get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update instantly for your Google Nexus device”
It is that time of the year when Google reveals the most searched events, people and things that were on top of its search list. In case of India, Flipkart topped as the most searched thing on Google while YU Yureka was the most searched mobile device.
Continue reading “YU Yureka and Flipkart top Google India’s ‘Year in Search 2015’ list”
Google has confirmed the launch of two new Nexus flagship smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P – in India next week on October 13. Both the devices were unveiled at an event last week in San Francisco alongside the all new Pixel C tablet, Chromecast (2015), Chromecast Audio and more. Continue reading “Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P coming to India on October 13, with Play Music subscription?”
We first heard about Google’s Android One initiative last year when Sundar Pichai announced the project during the I/O keynote 2014. It then later kicked-off with India in September and was further expanded to many other emerging markets like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and many more. Continue reading “Lava Pixel V1 (Android One) Hands On Impressions”
Ever since Xiaomi, the popular smartphone manufacturer from China, laid out plans for expansion to Singapore, we knew that India was coming. As a confirmation to this, we have a Cnet interview of Hugo Barra talking about the company’s impending entry into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market and a tweet from the head of Google India, who had a meeting with Xiaomi’s Lin Bin and Hugo Barra as a part of the ongoing initiative. Xiaomi recently launched in Singapore, its first market outside China, and looks to expand rapidly to become a true global player.
Continue reading “Xiaomi will soon be directly selling phones in India”
Diwali season is here and in an effort to capitalize on the rapidly growing lucrative Internet market in India, Google have just announced the entry of two new Chromebooks, the Acer C720 and the HP Chromebook 14. Both these Chromebooks are built for Internet access, and with the Chrome OS being cloud centric, it is obvious that internet access is almost mandatory. It might be a deal breaker for some, so Google has partnered with Airtel to provide some offers for 3G as well as 4G data dongles for data connectivity on the go. The offer is applicable only with purchases of a Chromebook, irrespective of the model.
Continue reading “Airtel unveils 3G and 4G Dongle offers for the newly launched Google Chromebooks”
The Google Nexus one which is one of the most powerful android phones as of now or in other words a SuperPhone might not come to India for now. Google India’s MD Shailesh Rao feels that India is not Smartphone friendly
Continue reading “Nexus One might not come to India for now”