Google forged a deal value $4.5 billion with Reliance Jio final 12 months with a promise to develop an Android-based working system for entry-level smartphones. And at the moment, we now have extra particulars on the identical. Reliance Jio has introduced a brand-new 4G smartphone known as JioPhone Subsequent.
In line with Sundar Pichai, Google partnered with Reliance Jio to develop a particular model of Android OS particularly for India. JioPhone Subsequent will go on sale beginning September 10, 2021, on the auspicious pageant of Ganesh Chaturthi.
JioPhone Subsequent has some customized options like Computerized read-aloud of display screen textual content and language translation aimed to succeed in the subsequent billion customers who’re nonetheless caught with characteristic telephones and 2G. They declare that JioPhone Subsequent might be powered by a particularly optimized model of Android co-developed by Google and Jio. It would have entry to all of the apps on the Google Play Retailer.
“JioPhone Subsequent will include an excellent digital camera and newest Android updates,” says Pichai. “It’s constructed for India and it’ll open up new prospects for hundreds of thousands of recent customers who will expertise the web for the very first time.”
Jio is aiming to make India ‘2G mukt’ or freed from 2G expertise by serving to customers improve to 4G smartphones from 2G characteristic telephones. Jio had earlier launched a number of variations of JioPhone which was nonetheless a characteristic cellphone with sensible options and primarily based on KaiOS.
The partnership between Google and Reliance Jio goes past this smartphone. Pichai says that Jio will transfer its cloud infrastructure to Google Cloud.