Google's two smartphones – Google Home and Google Home Mini – and its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are now available in India following a launch event in the country.
The devices have a price of Rs 9,999 ($ 154) and Rs 4,499 ($ 69), respectively, and Google has confirmed that they are available online via Flipkart and offline via more than 750 stores, including Reliance Digital, Croma and Bajaj Electronics.
Google's smart speakers do not respond to the multitude of local languages of India at this point, but the American company said they "understand" distinctly the voices of India and "will respond to you with unique Indian contexts", such as answering questions about sports, cooking or local TV shows.
For a limited time, Google is encouraging the first customers to take advantage of Google Play Music for six months, as well as local Saavn and Gaana streaming service offerings when they purchase the Home or Mini Home.
Google Home and Home Mini were first announced to Google I / O in 2016. The company recently said that it has sold "tens of millions" of speakers, with more than seven million sales between October 2017 and January 18. ]
Still, it took a long time to come to India, which allowed others to enter the market first. Amazon, which invests considerable resources in its India-based company to fight Flipkart, brought its rival Echo smart devices to India last October.