Google is not shying away from wooing Indian users and the third edition of Google for India held in Delhi this week was proof enough. Underlining its intention to woo the world’s second-largest Internet economy, the tech giant will roll out the latest version of its payments app Tez in coming months. The new version will allow users to make payments of utility bills directly through the app.
The company unveiled a couple of more India centric products such as Android Oreo – a new smartphone experience for entry-level devices, Google Go-a new search app and a new “two-wheeler mode” in Google Maps for India.
And that’s not enough. The Internet giant also launched a special version of the Google Assistant for the JioPhone.
Tez: Google’s Digital payments App
The latest version of the Tez will support features like payment of utility bills directly from the account. As per its official blog, Tez has processed over 140 Mn transactions from nearly 12 Mn active users. There are more than 525K merchants already on Tez, using it to make payments, pay their suppliers or transfer money to employees
Given that this year India crossed the 400 Mn Internet user mark, it will aim to leverage the increasing consumption of data through its India centric products.
Here’s a quick look at the products launched at the Google for India event: