Get ready to see more and more cheap Android phones hitting India and China as Google plans to take the competition with Nokia one step up. The search engine giant aims to put Android on lower-priced phones made by Huawei and LG.
According to Andy Rubin, vice-president of engineering at Google, “The down-market opportunity is about to happen.” It’s actually quite a revolution, he added.
Both India and China are emerging mobile markets, but a large chunk of them is filled with cheap phones manufactured by local companies and Nokia. So, Google is helping handset makers like Huawei and LG to offer cheaper smartphones with Android on them.
This strategy will help Google in expanding the user base of Android and also create new avenues to sell advertising — which is its main source of revenue.