The firebrand telecommunication entrant, could also be working on an affordable Reliance Jio 4G phone in partnership with Google. The smartphone is anticipated to be disclosed by the end of this year. This Reliance Jio -Google 4G handset is expected to figure exclusively on Jio’s VoLTE network, giving the much required boost to the telecommunication company’s android apps.
Jio seeks Google’s branding for better market access and easier integration of Google services on the phones.These 2 Companies are also working on software system for smart-TV services to be launched this year. Timeline Reliance Jio extends free provide for a hundred million customers 21 February 2017. To celebrate a hundred million-strong telecommunication customers base, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced a brand new Jio Prime offer beginning april 1, 2017. Jio had planned to charge its customers after its current offer allowing free data and free calls expires on March 31, 2017.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai had hinted at an entry-level android smartphone during a visit to IIT-Kharagpur earlier this year. At the time, Pichai had stressed on the requirement for cheaper smartphones in india, and same that entry level phones should price as low as $30 (Rs. 2035) in india.
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If Google does end up launching a budget smartphone with Reliance Jio, it’ll be the second time the Mountain view based mostly tech company steps foot in India’s cheap smartphone Segment. Google had tried to form its mark during this category back in 2014 with its android One initiative. The corporate had partnered with the likes of Micromax, Spice, lava and Carbon to launch budget android devices in india, however the same could not generate the desired demand within the country and no new android One device has launched since the lava pixel V1.
However, a partnership between Reliance Jio and Google might turn things around for the budget android smartphone section in india. As long as Reliance Jio is known for its market-shifting pricing strategies. The smartphone could come with a very cheap tag, giving competition a run for its money. we hope the Jio 4G phone is targeted at entry-level users who cannot afford LTE Smartphones.
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