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    Google will be rolling out free Wi-Fi hot spots in populated areas including malls, cafes and universities. Google is also training engineering students in India to become Android application developers.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — ‘Google Station’ is Google’s new service in India which offers fast Wi-Fi internet service to users in public places. 

    The company said that their partnership with Indian Railways to provide Wi-Fi at railway stations has been extremely successful and this has encouraged them to expand the service in other spheres. 

    According to Cease Sengupta, Vice President at Google, "Our goal has not just been to help more Indians get online but also to help Indians create the online experience they want; one that serves their needs and enables them to have an impact on the entire world. So we have been thinking about how to build products and services for this wave of new users that work for any level of connectivity, in local Indian languages, and across the devices that are most frequently used in India.”

    "The goal is to give people many hot spots within a few minutes’ walk from their home, university, or workplace, unified by a simple login process that works across all of them," Caesar Sengupta added.

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    Google has introduced a host of new products built specifically for Indian consumers, such as YouTube Go, the Google Assistant in Hindi inside messaging app Allo, faster browsing for Google Play on 2G connections, and much more. 

    According to Rajan Anandan, Vice President of India and Southeast Asia “Google plans to train two million mobile developers on Android, revealing that over 120,000 students have already enrolled in the Android Fundamentals course, and by next college semester, 200,000 engineering students will be learning how to develop Android applications.”

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