India's online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google

Google's Asia Pacific Language Head said over 65% of India surf the internet through their phones

With the advent of affordable smartphones and growing reach of across the country, India's will reach 500 million by 2020, Google's Asia Pacific Language Head, Richa Singh Chitranshi said.

"India's will reach 500 million by 2020 with majority of them being local language users," Chitranshi said while addressing IT students at Rajiv Gandhi Proayogiki (Technology) Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) here.

The event was jointly organised by RGPV and MPPOST, an portal, yesterday.

Speaking about the future and present of the Chitranshi said it was mainly due to availability of affordable smartphones and data packs that have enabled millions in Indians to go online.

She also informed that today over 65 per cent of India surf the through their phones with majority of the new users accessing it for the first time through phones.

"Interestingly, not all of them are English speaking users," Richa said.

She said out of the 350 million, 150 million users are only comfortable with local language and those users will form the majority of the in India.

Stating that the reach of is growing rapidly in the country, she said that net users will go up from the current 43 per cent to 62 per cent by 2020.

Chitranshi further pointed out that have seen 10 fold growth in local language queries over the past 1.5 years. Hindi content consumption is growing five times the rate at which English content is consumed.

She also said that content, speed and products are the priority for the company.

The Indic keyboard on Android has been downloaded 10 million times. There are 22 official languages in India and supports 11 of them including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and seven others. This would help writers in a big way, she added.

The initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the field of Digital India were also highlighted by MPPOST Founder Editor Sarman Nagele and Madhya Pradesh Rojgar aur Nirman Editor Pushpendra Pal Singh during the event.

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India's online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google

Google's Asia Pacific Language Head said over 65% of India surf the internet through their phones

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With the advent of affordable smartphones and growing reach of across the country, India's will reach 500 million by 2020, Google's Asia Pacific Language Head, Richa Singh Chitranshi said.

"India's will reach 500 million by 2020 with majority of them being local language users," Chitranshi said while addressing IT students at Rajiv Gandhi Proayogiki (Technology) Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) here.



The event was jointly organised by RGPV and MPPOST, an portal, yesterday.

Speaking about the future and present of the Chitranshi said it was mainly due to availability of affordable smartphones and data packs that have enabled millions in Indians to go online.

She also informed that today over 65 per cent of India surf the through their phones with majority of the new users accessing it for the first time through phones.

"Interestingly, not all of them are English speaking users," Richa said.

She said out of the 350 million, 150 million users are only comfortable with local language and those users will form the majority of the in India.

Stating that the reach of is growing rapidly in the country, she said that net users will go up from the current 43 per cent to 62 per cent by 2020.

Chitranshi further pointed out that have seen 10 fold growth in local language queries over the past 1.5 years. Hindi content consumption is growing five times the rate at which English content is consumed.

She also said that content, speed and products are the priority for the company.

The Indic keyboard on Android has been downloaded 10 million times. There are 22 official languages in India and supports 11 of them including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and seven others. This would help writers in a big way, she added.

The initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the field of Digital India were also highlighted by MPPOST Founder Editor Sarman Nagele and Madhya Pradesh Rojgar aur Nirman Editor Pushpendra Pal Singh during the event.

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India's online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google

Google's Asia Pacific Language Head said over 65% of India surf the internet through their phones

Google's Asia Pacific Language Head said over 65% of India surf the internet through their phones With the advent of affordable smartphones and growing reach of across the country, India's will reach 500 million by 2020, Google's Asia Pacific Language Head, Richa Singh Chitranshi said.

"India's will reach 500 million by 2020 with majority of them being local language users," Chitranshi said while addressing IT students at Rajiv Gandhi Proayogiki (Technology) Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) here.

The event was jointly organised by RGPV and MPPOST, an portal, yesterday.

Speaking about the future and present of the Chitranshi said it was mainly due to availability of affordable smartphones and data packs that have enabled millions in Indians to go online.

She also informed that today over 65 per cent of India surf the through their phones with majority of the new users accessing it for the first time through phones.

"Interestingly, not all of them are English speaking users," Richa said.

She said out of the 350 million, 150 million users are only comfortable with local language and those users will form the majority of the in India.

Stating that the reach of is growing rapidly in the country, she said that net users will go up from the current 43 per cent to 62 per cent by 2020.

Chitranshi further pointed out that have seen 10 fold growth in local language queries over the past 1.5 years. Hindi content consumption is growing five times the rate at which English content is consumed.

She also said that content, speed and products are the priority for the company.

The Indic keyboard on Android has been downloaded 10 million times. There are 22 official languages in India and supports 11 of them including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and seven others. This would help writers in a big way, she added.

The initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the field of Digital India were also highlighted by MPPOST Founder Editor Sarman Nagele and Madhya Pradesh Rojgar aur Nirman Editor Pushpendra Pal Singh during the event.
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