One of India’s largest media conglomerate, Reliance Retail and the technology major, Samsung have together signed a pact to offer after sales services. With this partnership Reliance will manage Samsung’s after sales services.
Going further Reliance aims at signing similar pacts with nearly all top electronics and technology brands present in the country and becoming India’s leading one-stop consumer electronics installation, maintenance and service venture.
The deal which has been signed between Samsung and Reliance resQ has started with the launch of pilot services in Pune.
Spice Group, an emerging player in the mobile and IT sector, has announced the opening of 50 AndroidLand stores across India in next 18 months. Spice Group manufactures mobile phones (Android OS) and also runs a chain of 650 multi brand mobile retail outlets, Spice Hotspot.
The stores will be opened in collaboration with Google Inc, owner of the Android OS.
Additionally, Spice Group will also set up 50 AndroidLand Mini stores within existing Spice Hotspot stores.
India’s is the second nation, after Indonesia, globally to open AndroidLand Mini shop-in-shop stores. These stores will feature Android based phones available across brands including Samsung, Sony, HTC, Lenovo, Xolo, Micromax and Karbonn, along with Spice.
The Japanese electronic brand, Panasonic, moves towards abandoning research in smartphones for consumer markets as it struggles to compete with dominant brands including Apple and Samsung.
The company announced that it will suspend developing new smartphones for the business-to-consumer market in Japan, and instead will pour our business resources into smartphones for the business-to-business market that is expected to grow.
Infact there are other brands who are finding it difficult to survive in the market. The names include Sharp, NEC and even Sony to an extent.
India is seeing a strong levels of mobile penetration with a majority of these subscribers being Android lovers. Looking at this love for Android in phones starting from as low as Rs 5,000, Google now looks at capturing the Indian retail market with its brick n mortar stores, Android Nation.
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