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 Nationstores 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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