Android Nation retail stores to open in India, helped by Google


Google and Indonesia's Erafone have teamed up to open a pair of Android Nation stores in that country. The first store opened in the middle of last year in Jakarta. Now, Google is teaming up with BK Modi's Spice Global to create Android Nation stores in India. 50 of Spice Global's 900 HotSpot stores will be rebranded with the Android Nation name and new locations will also be opened. HotSpot stores sell mobile handsets and accessories.

In addition to teaming up with Spice Global to open the Android Nation stores in India, Google will help its Indian partner bring Android flavored phones from Chinese manufacturer CoolPad to India. Like other Android Nation stores in Indonesia, the new locations will feature handsets from Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, ASUS and others. Modi says that his partnership with Google isn't limited to India and the combination will sell Android phones in other regions including the Middle East, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Africa. He adds that Android Nation will focus on 3G phones, and slowly get rid of 2G models.

In addition to selling Android handsets and tablets, the stores will offer help from experts, show off the latest Android apps and let handset and tablet owners shop for the newest accessories available for their device.

source: EconomicTimes via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

There definitely needs to be more stores like this around the world, but Google Play themed and selling Nexus/Google Edition devices.

3. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

exactly.i'm from india and i'm sure as hell not interested in a company called 'coolpad'.and i'd absolutely love to see a whole section dedicated to nexus and google edition devices =D

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

You alone are not INDIA. There are many who are tight on buidget and will definitely look for alternatives.

2. unBiased

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Hoping this would make a difference in the country which still has a huge feature phone base.... But the launch of new nexus devices would definitely change a lot.... :)

4. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

Woooo for first android store in Jakarta! Im from indonesia btw

5. wendygarett unregistered

Make sure the device is cheap and lag-free, just like lumia 520 :)

6. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

sarcasm has truth in it

8. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

is this india or Indonesia?

10. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

In indonesia

9. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Waiting for this in india..

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