Last year, Google bought a 7.7 percent stake in the Jio platform for Rs 33,737 crore. Along with this, both the big tech companies had entered into a commercial agreement under which the partnership was signed to make an entry-level affordable smartphone.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on Thursday that the company is making affordable smartphones in partnership with Jio. Last year, Google bought a 7.7 percent stake in the Jio platform for Rs 33,737 crore. Along with this, both the big tech companies had entered into a commercial agreement under which the partnership was signed to make an entry-level affordable smartphone.
“We are focused on building an affordable phone… we are committed to making progress on the project and we are working with them (Jio),” Pichai said in a virtual conference with select reporters from the Asia Pacific, as reported by news agency PTI. He, however, did not divulge other details, including possible launch date and pricing.
Internet will reach every house with the help of Google
Sundar Pichai said in a virtual press conference with a select reporter of Asia Pacific that we are committed to making an affordable phone and Jio and Google are working together on this project. He has not provided information about the phone’s launching and pricing details. However, it has been confirmed that the phone will be offered with cheap data.
This will increase the reach of the Internet to more and more people. Google has invested in the Jio platform from Google’s India Digitization Fund, announced last year. In July last year, Sundar Pichai introduced an investment plan of Rs 75,000 in the last 5 years, which will speed up the drive for digitization in the country.
Google may make big announcements by the end of the year
A $ 10 billion fund can be put into India Digitization Fund (IDF) from Google. Also, many other big announcements can be announced by the end of this year. Sundar Pichai said on Kovid-19’s impact on these projects, that the epidemic has highlighted the need for technology in people’s lives. We realize the importance of technology.
This is the reason why we introduced Google Meet during the pandemic. Also working towards offering smartphones and computers at affordable prices. Sundar Pichai has unveiled some of its stunning upcoming projects at the Google I / O 2021 event, which will launch in the coming days. This includes new privacy settings, new AI tools, Android 12 software updates.