We have spent many years talking of China as the great sleeping giant but in the recent times we have seen how it has been awakened, and that has frightened other powers. Each time more the attention on the markets in boom passes from China to other countries such as India, with the potential of becoming another global giant.
In fact, the tensions between the governments of Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi have reached dimensions not seen until now. In India they have begun to look with bad eyes to the chinese companies and this affects brands such as Xiaomi or Huawei.
The issue is that the indian trademarks do not have the power of their chinese competitors and it seems that it wants to change that.
Google invests in Jio
Today Google has announced a strong investment in Reliance Jio, one of the telecommunications operators largest in the country. The investment is actually in Jio Platforms Ltd, a subsidiary of the company formed to develop technology products. The american company will invest 4,500 million dollars (approximately 33,737 million indian rupees) to get a 7.73% of the shares of the company.
As part of that agreement, Google will help Jio to create a proprietary operating system based on Android to be able to launch their own smartphones, low-end, perfect for the largest part of the indian population.
In fact, the greater part of the population of this country still do not have access to the Internet or a smartphone. Here you can collect special relevance Android GO, a variant of the system of Google designed ex profeso for this.
It will also create a solution based on the 5G more economic than the current and that can expand rapidly in this market. The operator has a lot of interest in the development of this technology for both mobile as for other types of products, and Google is a partner very well to do this.
The entry of Google will create an Android version in India next to the operator Jio appears first in Android Free.