Does Google Have Plan to Bring $50 Nexus Smartphone?

If you are Android fanboy and hate Google for not launching Nexus phones in India, you have a good news. In a recent interaction with Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in Delhi said low cost smartphones with web browser and web client apps can be launched at $50 in a day not far off.

$50 Nexus

Eric Schmidt who is in India for Google Summit, also told that “Google has always encouraged phone makers to produce cheaper sets with web-browsing features so that mobile-based internet penetration gets a further fillip,”

In the emerging countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America there is huge demand of low cost or entry level smartphones as these countries are showing huge growth on internet usage. Currently India is positioned as 5th highest number of smartphone users in the world, and the number will grow further with 3G and 4G penetration. In India Android is the most popular mobile operating system beating Windows and Symbian, thanks to Indian handset manufacturers like Micromax, Lava, Karbonn and others who has ultra low cost smartphones to massify Android.

Recently Mozilla has launched FirefoxOS as another mobile operating system and already some operators as well as some handset makers joined in the partnership. Canonical backed popular Linux distro Ubuntu is also coming up with their mobileOS for smartphones. In this scenario low cost Androids from Google can be a breather for Android.

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  • sandeep March 22, 2013 4:36 pm

    The cheapest Android phone you can currently buy in India already costs (Rs. 2,100) of indian company like Micromax, spice, karbonn……….’

    If they want sell there product less then this price.

  • Rajendra March 22, 2013 3:08 pm

    waiting for android competitors. ubuntu already started os for mobiles, http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone . firefox has relesed its os. if ubuntu started releases phones running on ubuntu,with good apps it would be number one.it has great ide tools like qt ,etc with much less code,.. even a ordinary person can create apps.i like to see open suse os for mobile..windows os always sucks

  • Aalaap Ghag March 22, 2013 1:43 pm

    The cheapest Android phone you can currently buy in India already costs $63 (Rs. 3,500).

  • Rohit March 22, 2013 12:20 pm

    A 50$ phone is not a Nexus. It will be a pile of cr@p. Give us the Nexus.

  • Arun March 22, 2013 11:58 am

    They might be stuck up with gingerbread or something like that.
    Anyway at 50$, no one can complain.

  • Biswadeep March 21, 2013 11:07 pm

    I want a FirefoxOS enabled device :/

  • kareem March 21, 2013 10:26 pm

    Iam waiting for it…………

  • Amit March 21, 2013 9:30 pm

    Who wants a $50 phone, we want nexus devices

  • Rajendra March 21, 2013 9:16 pm

    Nice to see..nexus series..in india. it have to tie up with an indian manufacturer for it. it would be likely to be micromax. as i have seen the only Indian manufacturer in google supported devices. support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1727131 .but i like to see celkon with nexus series

    • dskushwaha March 22, 2013 5:20 am

      The list you mentioned is of devices that are supported for use with Google Play and not of google supported devices