New Delhi, May 22 -- Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has entered into an agreement with Dixon Technologies, a leading Indian contract manufacturer, to produce its premium Pixel 8 smartphones locally in the country.

According to industry sources, the first batch of Made-in-India Pixel 8 devices is expected to hit the market by September, following the commencement of trial production.

This move marks a significant milestone for Alphabet, as it was the only major global smartphone brand that had not participated in the Government of India's Make in India initiative for smartphone manufacturing. The company had announced its plans to locally produce Google Pixel smartphones in India in October of the previous year.

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