Home grown smartphone brand Lava has partnered with a Singapore start-up to pre-load 6degrees self-updating application on its Xolo brand phones, says a PTI report.
Lava currently holds 8 per cent market share in the entire smartphone market in India. The company intends to take the sales of Xolo phones to 2.5 million by the next year, the PTI report states further.
"This is the first major milestone for us. Our dream is for 6degrees to be a global company and this is the first step," Niranjan Rao, co-founder, 6degrees was quoted saying to The Straits Times.
6degrees is the self-updating phonebook app that helps users to verify friends' details, cleans duplicates, integrates your social networks and backs itself up. The app is available on Android Apple's iOS in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish.
Recently, 6degrees won the Singapore leg of global start-up competition Seedstars World. It has also won awards like SGD 50,000 cash grant in January from the Singapore Media Development Authority under the i.Jam start-up funding scheme.