Google unveils new India-first products to connect next billion

Google unveils new India-first products to connect next billion

The experience would be customised for the JioPhone's smaller 2.4-inch screen, so would the functionality, but all in all Google is looking to offer the same level of usability on the JioPhone as it does on a high-end smartphone.

At the event, Sengupta said Google had some big plans for the Tez app for 2018 and that some big features for merchants were in the pipeline.

Google Go is light on storage and data and works efficiently on patchy connections. The most important is Android Go, a lightweight edition of Android made for entry-level devices that have little storage and less than 1GB of RAM. However, any app can be installed.

It will also come with a data saver feature.

The Google Assistant for JioPhone will be available in English and Hindi. The main aim of the app is to help those people, who go online for the first time. The Assistant can help make phone calls, text, play music and videos, navigate and search the internet, and access other apps and services too.

Google Assistant is the company's answer to Siri, the artificially intelligent talking bot on Apple's iPhone.

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Eventually, it is believed that almost all of the interactions between humans and machines would be carried out via voice instead of text, as is the case now. Apps like Google Go, Files Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go and more are very lightweight and optimized to save data - Google claims that users can save up to 40% data in Google Go compared to the full version of the app.

Firming up its commitment to connect the next billion Indians, Google on Tuesday announced several India-first products and features that will be rolled out in other developing countries in the coming months. Google Tez, starting today supports bill payments directly from the Google Tez application itself.

"Once people pay a bill on Tez, they never have to add the billing organization again".

The company also brought bill payment facilities on its digital payment app "Tez". "And they can avoid paying the same bill twice, since the payment status will be automatically updated", it said.

Currently, there are almost 400 million Internet users in India along with over 300 million smartphone users.

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