India is one of the largest growth markets for the search giant Google globally, said the company's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai. On a two-day visit to the country, Pichai said that by 2016 India will have more Android users than the US.
Stressing on importance of internet connectivity, he said that it is critical to spread the reach of internet across the country. And in this, "Mobile internet can be a game changer," Pichai said.
This is Chennai-born Pichai's first visit to India in fact his first overseas trip after he took over as CEO of the restructured Google in August. Pichai said that Google's rural internet programme will move from pilot to full scale programme in 300,000 villages in India.
Pichai also announced the launch of a new programme to help train 2 million developers in India. He said that the company will ramp up its development centre in Hyderbad.