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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces launch of JioPhone by Diwali

Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent business, stated that Google had progressed "with the built-for-India cheap smartphone co-developed with Reliance."

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 27, 2021, 12:56 PM IST
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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, has announced the launch of the JioPhone Nextsmartphone before Diwali. He spoke openly about the low-cost gadget and India's digital development. According to Pichai, the JioPhone Next would have premium localised capabilities and be available in stores before Diwali. Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent business, stated that Google had progressed "with the built-for-India cheap smartphone co-developed with Reliance."

Pichai stated the COVID-19 epidemic has been difficult. But, despite it all, people are yearning for access, and there has undoubtedly been a surge in the number of individuals who have adopted cellphones. Pichai expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with Jio in "creating a phone and truly investing beyond just English and getting languages and getting the local correct for people and doing it in a way that many more people can benefit from a smartphone." He emphasised that the gadget would provide new opportunities for millions of new customers who will be using the internet for the first time.

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"As a result, I see it [the introduction of Jiophone Next] as setting the groundwork. The demand we see is a type of digital transformation that is visceral. And I believe it will have a significant influence over the next three to five years. Overall, India, like the rest of Asia Pacific, is an attractive market for us. We see strength in all of the categories in which we are active. As a result, you'll see us staying focused there," he remarked.

Jio emphasised in a "Making of JioPhone Next" film, JioPhone Next, like its other services, is "Made in India, Made for India, and Made by Indians." The device's goal is to provide equal opportunity and access to digital technologies for all Indians. Notably, the video previews the smartphone's design, clearly showing a 13-megapixel camera on the rear.
The video showed that the JioPhone Next would be powered by Android and operate on Pragati OS. Both Jio and Google designed it to deliver Pragati (meaning development) to everybody while providing a flawless experience at an affordable price.

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Reliance Jio has also stated that the phone would use a Qualcomm mobile CPU, however, the precise model of the chipset is unknown. According to the manufacturer, the CPU will improve device performance, audio, and battery life.

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