Google Chromecast gets ready for an official Indian launch [Update: Launched]

Update: Google has said officially that the Chromecast will be released at midnight tonight through Snapdeal, tagged at a price of Rs 2999. It happens to be one of the flagship products of the company’s annual Great Online Shopping Festival or GOSF as it’s more commonly known.

Original Story: You might have spotted or even purchased the Google Chromecast through online portals in India already, but Mountain View still hasn’t officially launched it in the country. That’s about to change soon, even as there are more than a few indications that the device is ready to arrive in this territory as early as this week.

A blog named Intellect Digest has been told by a ‘reliable source’ that December 10 is when the company will be unveiling its HDMI-based Google Chromecast streaming dongle in India as a Snapdeal-exclusive. While this cannot be verified until tomorrow, two hints have already been dug up by AndroidOS.

Google Chromecast

Firstly, the device has been listed on Snapdeal, but it’s not yet available for purchase. This listing is a bit different from other online retailers, since a one-year warranty is being offered on the device by the website, which confirms that Google itself has brought into India.

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Secondly, proof of large shipments of the Chromecast having arrived in the nation a few days back has also been spotted on import data tracking website, Zauba.com. However, there’s still no official information available on the matter as of now.

Launched in July 2013, this accessory can be connected to HDTVs for streaming web content from your smartphones or tablets right on big screens wirelessly. Moreover, Google Chromecast also allows you to mirror everything that’s happening on your devices, but this feature is still in beta mode.