India is one of the largest growth markets for the search giant Google globally, said the search engine’s CEO Sundar Pichai.
On a two-day visit to the country, Pichai advocated that India will have more Android users than the US by 2016.
Stressing on importance of internet connectivity, Pichai said, “Mobile internet can be a game changer.”
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“Our focus on bringing internet access to everyone, making sure our products are working for them in a meaningful way and then ensure our platform allows them to add their voice to the internet,” Google CEO added.
Born in Chennai, this is Pichai’s first visit to India after he took over as CEO of the restructured Google in August. Pichai said that Google’s rural internet programme will move from pilot to full scale programme in 300,000 villages in India. The company will help women from 3 lakh villages across India to get online in three years.
He also emphasized on making women a part of Google’s efforts to get them access nationally.
Google CEO also announced that the company would build new campus and ramp up engineering presence in Hyderabad to make products for India. The search giant will also up hiring in Bengaluru.