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Uber users in India the first to try its Lite version

HAVING exited both China (selling out to DiDi) and Southeast Asia (to Grab), Uber is now doubling down to appeal to one of the only places in Asia where it’s still functioning – India. To do so, Uber is shedding some weight. Indians will be the first people in the world to have the luxury of using the smaller, uncomplicated version of the ride-hailing app, Uber Lite. And it really is light. To put this into perspective, Uber’s regular app is 180MB in size whereas Uber Lite is five megabytes. SEE ALSO: What does the Grab buyout of Uber mean for you? As of December 2017, the number of mobile internet users in India stood at 456 million and it’s estimated to touch 478 million by June 2018. However, despite the large online market and attractive data plans, the country still lacks in providing higher quality connections largely due to poor infrastructure and overcrowding....

 

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