Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Jumia, Google, Infinix, Welcome Android One in Nigeria

Jumia, Google, Infinix, Welcome Android One in NigeriaGoogle’s Android One programme has unveiled in Africa with the launch of Infinix Hot2 device exclusively on the Jumia online store. The launch which was in partnership with key players in the Nigerian mobile ecosystem including Jumia, Google, MTN and Infinix, offers Nigerian consumers the Smartphone device valued at N100, 000 at N17, 500 exclusively on jumia.com.ng.

In a statement, Jumia said: “As the 15 per cent market shareholder of Smartphone sales across Nigeria, Jumia Nigeria is indeed committed to being a world-class organization and maintaining its status as Nigeria’s number one online retail store. In every sense of the word, more than ever before, the company is set to drive the implementation of its e-commerce model in its first-ever partnership with Google, Infinix and MTN to encourage technological innovation in Nigeria via the introduction of Android One in the form of the Infinix Hot 2 mobile phone.

This partnership brings Jumia closer to accomplishing its ultimate goal of placing one Smartphone in the hands of every Nigerian.” Recall that the Android One and the Infinix Hot2 was officially launched in Lagos recently. Jeremy Doutte, chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, said Jumia entered into the partnership becasue: “Any forward-looking organisation must have real time, cutting-edge wits at the fulcrum of its business operations and that, is what Jumia Nigeria consistently espouses in pushing the frontiers of its operations to everyone in the country.”

He added that, “Jumia will continue to drive and make premium technological equipment available to Nigerians at an affordable price.”Google has just introduced an affordable Smartphone in six African countries to enable low-income earners to gain access to an interconnected device. Nigeria is the first to sell the device, which will be followed by Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco in the coming weeks. The price for the Hot 2 phones starts at N17, 500, which makes it a steep markdown from other Smartphones. Read More...


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