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In order to promote Google's owned Android in emerging markets like India, Google has now chosen India to open retail store(s) in India by partnering with Spice Global, as Spice already have 850 retail stores across 172 cities/towns in India and Dubai called - 'Spice HotSpots' which offers mobile devices, airtime products ( Data Cards,new connections and mobile recharges) as well as mobile accessories. Google after partnering with Spice Global will turn chosen ones into AndroidNation retail outlets.

India’s first Android Nation store will likely to be opened in New Delhi and might open in more cities of India as companies have plans to convert around 50 Spice HotSpot retail outlets into AndroidNation stores that presently located in India and Dubai.

The AndroidNation store will be more than just a store for its customers and will act as an Android experience centre where customers can find out  latest info about Android apps, get help from experts, download software updates or check out the latest accessories for their devices.

India is now become 2nd country to get Android Nation retail outlet that will sell Android devices such as smartphones and tablets manufactured by brands including Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, ASUS, and others. In a similar fashion Google has opened World's first AndroidNation outlets in association with mobile company EraFone in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Google is also planning to sell China's third largest smartphone brand 'CoolPad'  in India co-branded as 'Spice CoolPad'  through Android Nation outlets that will open in India.

Android penetration is relatively low in India for year 2012 but this year smartphones picked up the pace with a growth of over 500% in India over the last year. In a recent survey conducted by TCS on youth population in India which is  India’s largest survey of nearly 17,500 high school students across 14 Indian cities, it has been found that around 54% of  smarphones owned by youths are Android based smartphones.

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