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Google to produce Pixel smartphones, drones in Tamil Nadu
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Google to produce Pixel smartphones, drones in Tamil Nadu

| @indiablooms | 23 May 2024, 06:01 pm

Chennai/IBNS: Google has bet big on India as the American tech giant has picked Tamil Nadu for production of its Pixel smartphones and drones, reports said.

Google's move comes at a time when its rival Apple has been aggressively ramping up local production of its flagship iPhone devices in India.

According to reports, Google is in advanced talks with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to locally make Pixel smartphones in Tamil Nadu, while Google's parent Alphabet is also planning to start producing drones through its subsidiary Wing LLC in the same state.

Google's move to produce smartphones in India comes as the tech giant looks to scale up its Pixel smartphone business in the country in order to capitalise on the rising demand for premium smartphones among consumers in the world's second-largest smartphone market, as per reports.

Moneycontrol reported, citing its sources, that a Tamil Nadu delegation led by the state industry minister TRB Rajaa and other officials met with Google executives in the United States a few weeks ago.

The California-headquartered tech company is also in talks with local contract manufacturer Dixon to make Pixel smartphones in India, as reported by multiple media outlets.

However, no official statement on this development has been received from either Google or Foxconn so far.

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