Chromebooks Coming to India Soon?

There is a bit of hope for Chromebook fans in India. I was going through Chromium code base as usual, with my morning coffee and found the change in the code.

in: add “mtnl.net” APN for MTNL

<apn value=”mtnl.net”> 5318
» » » » <usage type=”internet”/> 5319
» » » » <name>Delhi (3G Prepaid / Postpaid)</name> 5320
» » » » <username>xxxx</username> 5321
» » » » <password>xxxxx</password> 5322
» » » </apn> 5323
» » » <apn value=”mtnl.net”> 5324
» » » » <usage type=”internet”/> 5325
» » » » <name>Mumbai (3G Prepaid / Postpaid)</name> 5326
» » » </apn>

( I have replaced the username and password with xxx)

MTNL is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India.

Is this a sign of Chromebooks landing in India? May be, may be not! My excitement was short-lived because when I looked deeper, I found an XML file with service providers supported in Chrome OS which included all the major  Mobile 3G providers in India. I am not sure when the file was updated last.

Acer Chromebook

Acer Chromebook

I have tried 3G internet on my Chromebook here in India, both SIM cards I tried worked without any issues (Activating them requires couple of additional steps though)

So this might be a routine update the supported service provider list. But since Chromebooks have started rolling out in other Asian countries, there  is a possibility that this change is part of their preparation for the launch in India.

Fingers crossed!

Source: Chromium

 

In Category: Chromebook

Dinsan

Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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