1. raino's Avatar
    Leading retail stores refuse to sell Google's Android One phones - The Times of India

    the online vs. B&M issue can be easily resolved, but what is El Goog going to do to address concerns such as low seller margin? Plus, apparently the devices didn't sell well in the online sale either.
    11-21-14 02:40 PM
  2. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Does it say why? It sounded like everyone thought it would be a huge hit there

    *edit: Nevermind. Went ahead and read the article. Funny how b&m stores can still have some sway in a products success, haha
    11-21-14 02:44 PM
  3. raino's Avatar
    Does it say why? It sounded like everyone thought it would be a huge hit there
    While e-commerce is growing, India is still not a country where it's remotely close to the dominant way of selling products--especially low end products like this. I'm surprised the three OEMs--who are local--didn't realize this.
    11-21-14 02:49 PM
  4. Ment's Avatar
    It's a matter of moving to slow also. By the time Android One debuted Moto G/E had already made its place in the market and native companies soon had phones to match: a casualty of having to work with so many partners. Shipping 1 million phones by the end of the year isn't bad its just not much for a company the size of Google.
    11-21-14 03:05 PM
  5. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Great example of not honouring you counties customs... yes things change but if brick and motar is the way Indians like it... Google should have at least tried physical sales and slid into online... reminds me of when Home Depot came to Canada and proceeded to conduct in English only... went over as well as the India experience.....
    11-21-14 03:14 PM
  6. Ment's Avatar
    There was talk that one or more partners were going to offer free data blocks with an Android One phone. Did that ever come to fruition? I'd think that would be a good add-on in country is where Wi-fi is not ever present like Western countries.
    11-21-14 03:18 PM

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