A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: ReutersA woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Reliance-Google smartphone deal in India set to pose major challenge to Chinese firms, analysts say

  • Under a US$4.5 billion deal, Google will build an Android operating system to power a low-cost Reliance smartphone
  • The new smartphone likely heralds a big shake-up for the world’s second-largest mobile market, industry executives and analysts say

Topic |   Smartphones
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: ReutersA woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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