Reliance Jio to launch Android-based affordable smartphones along with Google
As you all know Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio has been performing well in the pandemic as companies like Google, Facebook, Intel, and 10 others have invested in Jio platforms a sum of around 1.25 Lakh crores. In the 43rd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries addressed by Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio has partnered with Google to introduce an Android-based operating system for affordable smartphones.
The company has provided affordable 4G handsets in the form of the JioPhone powered by KaiOS, and now Jio is now looking forward to introducing affordable 5G phones as well.
According to the reports, it has been learned that tech giant Google has invested Rs 33,737 crore in Jio Platforms. And this investment done by Google values Jio Platforms at an equity value of ₹ 4.36 lakh crore.
“JioPhone continues to be the world’s most affordable 4G phone…we have sold 100 million JioPhone handsets till date, there are many feature phone users who are waiting to upgrade to a conventional smartphone if only it was somehow more affordable,” said Ambani. The company claims that there are 350 million feature phone users still in India.
“We believe we can design an entry-level 4G or even a 5G smartphone for a fraction of its current cost. But to power, such a value-engineered smartphone we also need an equal value-engineered smartphone operating system. Google and Jio are partnering to build an Android-based smartphone operating system,” he said.
“As India is standing at the doorstep of the 5G era, we should accelerate the migration of current 2G feature phone users to an affordable smartphone…Jio is determined to make India 2G-mukht,” it added.
In the last 13 weeks its been a high for the Jio platforms and has also gained multiple achievements in the telecom sector. It is also known as the first Indian telecom company that does not use any Chinese company equipment. What are your views on the 5G affordable smartphones of Jio? Do mention it in the comment section below. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.