Google has announced that it will start manufacturing its Pixel smartphone line in India, beginning with the Pixel 8. This move is in line with the Indian government’s Make in India policy. It is expected that production will commence in 2024.
Currently, the Pixel 8 is manufactured in China. However, there have been rumors in recent months that Google is considering moving its production to India. This shift may benefit Google by expanding its market presence in the country.
Google also emphasized the importance of the Indian market for the Pixel. The company has partnered with F1 Info Solutions as its distributor in the country, leading to the establishment of 28 service centers across 27 cities. The company plans to further expand its footprint in the future.
TLDR: Google plans to manufacture its Pixel smartphones in India, starting with the Pixel 8 in 2024. This move aligns with India’s Make in India policy. Currently produced in China, the potential shift to India may help Google expand its market share. Google views the Indian market as crucial and has partnered with F1 Info Solutions to establish service centers across the country. Future expansion is anticipated.