Google has teamed up with Indian telecoms carrier Reliance on an apparently inviting data offering, as the Internet giant ramps up its efforts to gain traction for Android OS in the country.
The promo says all consumers who will buy a smartphone that run’s on Google’s mobile operating system will also receive a free 1GB data courtesy of the Reliance 3G network.
However, after jumping into the bandwagon of free data, Android handset owners only have one month to consume every byte, or else it will just dissipate into thin air since Reliance will not transfer the excess data to the following month.
Delhi, West Bengal, Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh, Kolkata, Bihar, Orissa, Rajasthan, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir make up all Reliance 3G zones in India, all of which are also taking part in the mobile data giveaway. Both companies will also bring the offer to other media channels, such as major Indian websites and on TV.
Although Google’s Android OS already dominates the smartphone platform market worldwide, it has yet to penetrate deeper into the Indian market and gain more popularity to secure its position in the country.