Thoughts of a relentless mind

Android ban in India

Saw a news article in IBNLive website that there is a chance of Android getting banned in India. Here is the link to the article: http://khabar.ibnlive.in.com/news/103038/5

The literal translation says: “Phones developed on Android platform are not good for children”. I wonder why there has been a sudden change in stance. The same person had earlier recommended Aakash tablets, and that again is based on Android (http://akashtablet.com/). The articke says that the biggest impact of this would be on companies like Samsung, and local companies like Micromax too to some extent.

But I really feel that this won’t impact the big players to a large extent. Yes, the large players like Samsung and LG might have a huge share in the Indian market, but most of their profits would be from developed countries, mainly from US, countries of Europe, Russia, South Korea, and Japan. Even if Android does get banned, these large players have enough potential to come out with innovative devices on their own platform. Samsung might roll out new devices based on Bada, which made quite an impact couple of years back. Also they can launch phones based on Windows Mobile. The options are many.

I wonder what else might get banned in India – TV, laptop, internet, e-commerce. I hope this minister reconsiders his stance. In the long run such a decision would definitely affect the Indian economy, which is not doing so good now with Rupee going down day-by-day for every dollar.

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11/07/2013 - Posted by | General |

3 Comments »

  1. This is awful. You can’t blame a device for that. Bad parenting and backward thinking is not good for children.

    Comment by hardeepasrani | 11/07/2013 | Reply

    • Agreed. How can a mobile platform be harmful for children? In fact Android has so many parental control tools that children can be kept out of sensitive apps and sites.

      Comment by Webgenius | 11/07/2013 | Reply

      • Yea, I use Android, and it makes my work so easy as I have to manage my site wwefansnation.com almost 24×7.

        Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav is in the process of distributing Tablets and Laptops to UP Students.

        Comment by hardeepasrani | 11/07/2013


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