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Google links success of Android-based phones in India to price

india Updated: Jul 16, 2009 18:13 IST
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Internet search major Google on Thursday said the success of its Android platform in India would be determined by the accessibility and affordability of the mobile handsets in the country.

“A lot would depend on the affordability and accessibility of the handsets. We would eventually like to see a wide spectrum of pricing and functionality with the Android-powered handsets,” Google India Head (Products) Vinay Goel told PTI. He added that handsets in the price range of Rs 10,000-15,000 would do well.

Asked if Google was working with the handset makers like HTC and Samsung, who have announced plans to introduce Android handsets in the country, Goel said, “We act as catalysts. It is up to the OEMs to determine the pricing and functions of the product.”

Android is an open-source operating system for mobiles and wireless devices, initially developed by Google, which allows developers to design applications independent of the handset type.