Google is tieing up with local handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to launch smartphones under US$ 100 (INR 6,000) on the company’s just announced Android One initiative, which will become available be-tween September and end of the year. India will be the first country where these devices will be launched before going global, intensifying competition in an already crowded segment of the market. Consumers can expect the smartphone to have a screen less than 5-inches, a basic set of features including FM radio, running on the Android operating system, Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai, who also heads Android, Chrome and apps, said at the technology giant’s annual developers conference. “We are going to be launching it around the world, but will launch in India first in the fall of this year,” Pichai said, adding that Google was working with Indian carriers to off er aff ordable data packs to go with the smartphone.

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