Google Maps gets a dedicated two-wheeler mode in India

Google Maps gets a dedicated two-wheeler mode in India

Tez has almost 12 million active users, the company said.

"On average, a connected mobile Internet user in India today is consuming over 4GB of data per month". We do know that all of them will be available to the Indian users. Our mission is Internet for every Indian. Today, Google officially introduced all these apps and revealed that these are primarily meant for the Android Go platform and will come pre-installed on the devices running on Android Oreo (Go Edition).

With the recent wave of affordable 4G VoLTE smartphones in India, the Android Go announcement can be a gamechanger.

There will also be a new set of lighter Google apps, including Google Go (for search) aimed at first time smartphone users. It's a new effort by Google to launch budget-friendly Android smartphones for developing markets.

"There is also a new set of pre-installed Google apps, including Google Go and the Google Assistant for Android Oreo (Go edition), created to be lighter and more relevant to the unique needs of the next billion users", the search company said. "It's less than 5MB to download, and search results in Google Go are optimized to save up to 40 per cent data", Sengupta added. It has tap-first user interface which helps people explore new ideas, find things to share and guide them around the web. You can more about it in my original report.


In addition to UPI, the new Tez will come with support for Bharat Bill Payment, which allows you to view, subscribe to and pay bills from electricity companies, phone companies, schools and lakhs of other firms in India.

Tez has processed over 140 million transactions from almost 12 million active users.

"There are more than 525,000 merchants already on Tez, using it to take payments, pay their suppliers or transfer money to employees".

Google Maps "Two-wheeler" mode essentially tells people the fastest, most efficient route to a destination while on a two-wheeler or motorcycle. The feature is designed for India, the world's largest two-wheeler market. Sengupta appreciated customer's trust on the massive success of Google Tez in India. The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries later.

Now Google is bringing a customized version of Assistant (with Hindi voice support) to the device, that is adapted to the JioPhone's 2.4-inch QVGA color screen.

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