The Indian government is pushing major smartphone manufacturers to offer support for the NavIC Home Navigation System on devices sold in the country from next year. A move that reportedly shook the industry due to the tight timeframe and additional costs.

Reuters reported (opens in a new tab)that the Indian government is pressing smartphone manufacturers to implement NavIC support on smartphones sold in India from January 2023. Smartphone giants such as Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple are shocked by the additional cost and development of related products and the tight deadline.

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