Android to Add Next 500M Mobile Web Users in India?

New, private 3G networks in India combined with mobile adoption and Google’s march towards powering inexpensive smartphones in the Asia-Pacific region could bring half a billion more people to the mobile web in India by 2014. Handset makers new to the smartphone market are gearing up to soon offer Android devices for $150 to Indian consumers, with hopes of future phones priced below $100, says the Wall Street Journal. If these efforts are successful and gain momentum, the scenario could be a blow to Nokia, which reportedly holds over a third of the handset market in India, down from a 56.2 percent share just two years ago. Indeed a perfect storm may be brewing for upstart mobile device manufacturers in India to bring low-cost Android devices to the masses… Regcure

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