Sunder Pichai, the CEO of Google, is in India and today he spoke at #GoogleForIndia event in Delhi that was attended by media, developers, entrepreneurs and marketers. Sunder Pichai spoke at length and we bring you some of what he spoke.
Here are few announcemts from Pichai’s engagements in Delhi on Wednesday:
1) New Google campus in Hyderabad
Google will build a new campus at Hyderabad and hire more people. The technology giant is working towards including as many people as possible in the use of internet in the country, and added the company will develop products in India that have global usage.
“We will ramp up our engineering investments at our Bangalore and Hyderabad facilities. We will also build a huge new campus in Hyderabad,” Pichai said.
2) Free high-speed WiFi at 100 train stations soon
Free WiFi being set up across 400 railway stations will be “highly reliable and hi-speed” with speeds higher than what an average internet user gets.
The network is being set up by Google in partnership with the Railways’ telecom wing, RailTel and Mumbai Central will be the first station to get the facility.
3) Google to Bring 3,00,000 Villages Online
Google’s rural internet programme will be expanded to 300,000 villages across India. The company will even help women from 3 lakh villages across India to get online in three years. The initiative plan is called ‘Internet Saathi’ and will reach the villages in 3 years.
4) Google Indic Keyboard in 11 native languages
Google Indic Keyboard has been launched specifically for Indians and allows you to type messages, update on social networks or compose emails in your 11 native languages on your Android phone. The languages supported include English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
5) Chromebit device announced, which convert tv to chrome OS computer
Chromebit was announced. The device can be connected to the HDMI port of any display, and convert it to a chrome OS computer. It will be launched next year at a price of Rs 7,999.