Google Joins Make-In-India Initiative, To Manufacture Pixel 8
Google has announced it’s going to make its Pixel 8 smartphones right here in India. This is a big win for our Make-in-India program. Just like Apple and Samsung, now Google is also jumping in.
This decision was revealed during the Google for India event, and our Electronics and IT Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, was also there.
So what’s the plan? The first made-in-India Pixel phones will be out in 2024. Google is talking to both local and international companies to make this happen.
Names are still under wraps, but there’s buzz that Lava International and Dixon Technologies could be involved. These phones aren’t just for us; they’ll also be exported.
India’s already a hot spot for mobile manufacturing. Nine years ago, we had almost zero in this sector. Now, we’re making stuff worth $44 billion, and exporting about $11 billion. So, Google joining the game can mean good things for us, adding value to our economy and creating jobs.
Price check— the Pixel 8 is tagged at Rs 75,999, and the Pixel 8 Pro is Rs 1,06,999. They were globally launched this month. With them being made here, it’s likely to benefit our market more.
Google making Pixels in India is not just a business move, it’s also a sign that India is becoming a key player in global tech manufacturing.
Tech giants like Google, Apple, and Samsung are super excited to manufacture in India for good reasons. First, our government is rolling out the red carpet with incentives like the Production Linked Incentive scheme. Second, India offers materials and services at affordable costs compared to Western & other countries.
The Make-in-India movement is gaining speed. It’s not just talk; it’s becoming real. We’ve gone from almost no mobile manufacturing to a booming $44 billion industry.
What does this mean for our youth? Jobs, and lots of them. Tech manufacturing needs skilled and unskilled workers. So, it’s a big opportunity for young people to find good work.
The Indian manufacturing and service-provider companies will get a chance to partner with these tech giants. That means more business and growth for them too. So, all in all, it’s a win-win for everyone.