People who love to download and/or watch videos in India will soon be able to save videos from the YouTube, and watch them even offline and this feature will in the long run available worldwide.
The feature will be accessible once you obtained the YouTube app on Google’s new Android One smartphones that were rolled out in New Delhi, India last Monday.
Google India communications manager, Gaurav Bhaskar stated to AFP, “YouTube will be available offline soon, starting with India.”
There over one billion of people around the world uses Android Operating System (OS) on their smartphones and new fangled Android One phone is groomed to play a part on company’s endeavor to stretch out to “next billion” users.
There is no exact date as to when the feature will be available but the company made a hint that this will be extended to other parts of the globe.
Bhaskar quipped that te new YouTube save add-on will surely benefit those users who have slow connection or going over again the movie even without a data plan.
Google has teamed up with local Indian handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles to make Android One Smartphones loaded with features and at the same inexpensive. The price of the phone starts at $105.
Sundar Pichai, a senior Google vice president minced nice words saying, “While 1.75-billion people around the world already have a smartphone, the vast majority of the world’s population – over five billion more – do not.”
Google stated that the phones will be of high-quality and easy on the pocket as it will be available in various retailer outlets in India. The phone is also expected to hit other emerging countries like Indonesia and the Philippines in the coming months.
Google executives said that the new Google phones will come with vastly improved security features and will have an access to more than one million apps.
Technology consultancy IDC India predicts that the yearly smartphone sales will grow by 40% over the next five years in the country which is also a haven for the 33% of world’s poor. IDC added that the smartphones segment constitutes about 10 per cent of the market share among India’s mobile-device-using populace.
The smartphones are also used in the country to share their internet connection with people who are deprived of computers.