Google has launched the first-ever ‘smart’ shopping centre for cell phones
By using sensors to analyse the behaviour of individual cell phones, Google is helping to deliver smarter products and services to its customers.
The new store, which is based on an algorithm, will be the first of its kind in the country.
It will have the capacity to store up to 400,000 phones, and will be part of Google’s “Smart Shopping” initiative.
“We are excited to be the global leader in this initiative, and to bring this new store to India,” said Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet, in a statement.
It will be available in six cities by 2019.
A new store will be added to Google’s store in New Delhi on April 25, 2020.
“The first store is an example of how Google can bring its innovation to the Indian market,” said Arvind Subramanian, vice president of business development for Google India, in the statement.
“By using sensors, Google can now better understand what phones people are using and deliver a better experience for its customers.”
The store is the brainchild of a team led by Schmidt, who is chairman of the Alphabet board.
It is part of the company’s “global effort to accelerate innovation by expanding and integrating its technology across multiple verticals,” according to a statement from Schmidt.
“With the Smart Shopping initiative, we are trying to deliver a new level of convenience to the millions of customers who use Google devices daily.
This store is part-of that effort,” said a spokesperson for Google.
The store will focus on new technologies and new ways to make smart products.
“This store will offer the best of the best in Google products and will allow us to further our goal of helping millions of people get more from Google,” Schmidt said.
The Smart Shopping store is in its early stages.
The company has invested $2 billion to get the first store up and running, and expects to be able to expand the store into other cities by the end of 2019.