Google is all set to open its first Android Nation store in India in Delhi’s Select Citywalk Mall later this year. It has teamed up with Spice Global, a Singapore-based company.
According to a report by The Economic Times, Android Nation will market and sell Android based devices manufactured by companies like Samsung, HTC and LG, as well as manufacturers that have yet to start operations in India, like Coolpad, which is the third largest smartphone brand in China. Spice will be selling phones under the Spice Coolpad brand.
Spice Global has a variety of Android-based smartphones and already has visible retail presence in India with about 900 Spice Hotspots. BK Modi, chairman of the group informed that around 50 of these Hotspots will be converted into Android Nation stores to speed up expansion of the brand. The Indian chain of stores will be headed by Dilip Modi.
India is only the second country after Indonesia to get Android Nation stores, underlining Google’s interest in India’s largely-untapped smartphone market.