In his recent trip to India, Sundar Pichai made some important announcements and shared Google India plan. He shared how Google 11 years back had just 4 employees in India and now has grown to more than 1700 employees, and they plan to expand the Hyderabad Google facility to have more employees and projects in India.
5 Initiatives Google Plans for India 2016
1). Get India Online
Google is betting big on the Indian market, and as per Sundar, the next 200 million Internet users will come from India in 2017 and beyond.
India already has 300 million internet users we if we consider mobile and broadband users. Google wants to bring everyone online, regardless of income, age, gender or location.
2) Make Internet Faster
Google want to make sure when the new users come on the Internet & they find it a great place to be. Also, the company started the web-light roll out in India and developing countries. The Web-light helps mobile users on a slow connection to surf the Internet much faster.
Google optimizes the pages, so they open up much faster on the slow 2G connections. Also, Google’s Chrome browser also removes images from articles if it detects slow internet connection to improve page load time. Google also has made the you-tube videos available to be viewed offline for users in India.
Note – Candytech also uses a special Caching technology to serve pages faster and use much fewer data by serving compressed small sized images.
3) Internet Reaches to Everyone
Google will make the Mumbai Central station to have free WIFI access by January 2016. By the end of the year 2017, Google plans to make 100 train stations WIFI to offer free internet services to commuters. Google internet bikes is an innovative concept where with the help of bikes Google plans to make internet reach 300,000 Indian villages.
4) 20 lakh Android Developers
Google has tied up with 30 universities across the country to train 2 million developers who will have skills to develop Android programs and Apps. Google also wants to increase the entrepreneurship in tech and has promised $20,000 to the top 1000 bright and innovative Indian startups to run the business on Google Cloud Platform.
5). Chrome Bit and YouTube Space Mumbai
Also, Google announced the availability of the Google Chrome-bit which is a tiny PC which turns any monitor to a fully usable compact PC to encourage PC usage for everyone. The Google Chrome-bit is priced at Rs. 7999. The device is ideal for education centers and schools to bring low-cost computing to students.
YouTube Space is the state of the Art Google Video studio which helps the content creators to make new videos using Google’s equipment and editing tools, and that is entirely free for anyone to use.
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