At tan event named Google For India, Sundar Pichai addressed the folks about the internet initiative that Google is going to do for India. Also, Sundar rolls the plans for Company’s presence in India.
Sundar notified various initiatives like loon project, internet at railway stations, country specific service optimizations and additional development taking place in the country itself.
To serve the search pages better Google has made search pages more lighter. Google Search VP Tamara Yehoshua said 50 per cent of Indian internet users were on 2G networks, while those on 3G were complaining of 2G-like speeds. “Google plans to fix that with Google AMP pages,” she said, about the new product that is being rolled out in India. “We need to make sure our products work across Indian languages and that search works across 2G networks.”
Google is also going to give free WiFi service to 100 railway stations across India. The Mumbai Central will be the first station to come online as part of its program with Indian Railways and Railtel.
Google is also planning to expand its rural internet bike initiative with Tata Trusts, with hopes to reach 300,000 villages nationwide within three years.
Google also confirmed that its Asus Chromebit will be available in India for Rs 7999 starting January.