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ICEA plans to replace all feature phones in the country with smartphones

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Industry looking at replacing features phone with smartphones in country, says ICEA

New Delhi Mobile phone companies are working on a plan to replace the feature phones used by the lower strata in the country with smartphones. This information was given by a member of ICEA, the apex organization of the mobile phone industry, on Thursday. Hari Om Rai, chairman and managing director of Lava International, said that it would take another two months to prepare a plan to extend the smartphone to the people using feature phones. He was addressing a webinar of the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA).

During this time a report was also released on the role of smartphones in administration operations. Rai said that we are working on a plan to replace all feature phones in the country with smartphones. This will not only bring changes in the country from that end, but it will also ensure the distinction between app ecosystem and basic software.

During the webinar, Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Ajay Prakash Sahni asked mobile phone manufacturers to pay attention to the software used in mobile phones. He said that the country should also start working on the software used in smartphones.

Sahni said that an equally big challenge (smartphones instead of feature phones) is also about the software part of the mobile phone such as the operating system and the app used daily. We have the ability to create new apps. Today any type of technology can be worked on in India. He said that the industry should also focus on developing software that contains Indian DNA.

Sahni while releasing this report said that the country is moving towards digitization. Various government services are being made available to the citizens through digital medium. The government is providing civic amenities through more than 300 apps. ICEA has prepared this report in association with KPMG. It has been estimated to have a total of 82.9 million smartphones in the country by 2022. This is equivalent to about 60 percent of the country's population.

This post was published on July 10, 2020 11:58 am

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