Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales: report

It is exploring the idea of physical stores after finding an encouraging response to more than a dozen pop-up stores


Reuters December 27, 2017
A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Alphabet’s Google is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

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Google is exploring the idea of physical stores after finding an encouraging response to more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in malls across the country to showcase the second generation Pixel phones, the newspaper reported.

Google responded to a Reuters query saying that it does not comment on rumors or speculations.

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India is the world’s second biggest wireless market with 1.2 billion mobile subscribers, which is currently dominated by South Korea’s Samsung, and Chinese players including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo.

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