iWorld

JioPhone Next rollout to commence before Diwali

The company says the phone is in advanced trials

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/10/jio-new.jpg?itok=xY6k0vhs

Mumbai: The launch of the much-awaited affordable smartphone, JioPhone Next being jointly designed by Jio and Google is in advanced trials and will commence before Diwali, the company announced on Friday.

Jio said they have made considerable progress towards launching the made-for-India smartphone. The first-of-its-kind device features an optimised operating system based on Android and Play Store.

“Both companies have begun testing JioPhone Next with a limited set of users for further refinement and are actively working to make it available more widely in time for the Diwali festive season. This additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages,” it said.

The device and the operating system aims to offer “premium capabilities” that have until now been associated with more powerful smartphones, including voice-first features that enable people to consume content and navigate the phone in their own language, deliver a great camera experience and get the latest Android feature and security updates said the company.

According to the company, the phone is also built with exciting features like the Google Assistant, automatic read-aloud and language translation for any on-screen text, a smart camera with India-centric filters and much more. "The companies remain committed to their vision of opening up new possibilities for millions of Indians, especially those who will experience the internet for the very first time," it said in a media statement.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/16/img_16102021_123819_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=ZsAMEIFy
Disney+ Hotstar to livestream warm-up matches for T20 World Cup 2021

Mumbai: Disney+ Hotstar will exclusively livestream the warm-up matches of the top eight teams at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 that is slated to begin on 17 October. The warm-up fixtures amongst the top eight teams will be played between 18 and 20 October.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/14/photogrid_plus_1634210901493.jpg?itok=aq8UnOS4
Roposo launches live entertainment commerce

Mumbai: With an intent to disrupt the mobile and online commerce space, Roposo on Thursday announced the launch of a digital destination for creator-led, live entertainment commerce. According to a statement, the new offering will enable consumers to shop for top-notch products in real-time within...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/13/photogrid_plus_1634120012290.jpg?itok=XQS8tWP1
‘Squid Game’ reaches 111 million fans on Netflix

Mumbai: Netflix has announced that the Korean drama “Squid Game” has reached 111 million fans, making the series the OTT platform’s biggest launch ever. It is also the first series to be watched across 100 million accounts. The show began streaming on 17 September and is on Netflix's top ten lists...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/13/photogrid_plus_1634112345788.jpg?itok=wYciXdLi
Gaurav Khetan joins Koo as VP, business

Mumbai: Gaurav Khetan has joined homegrown microblogging site Koo as vice president-business, as per his updated LinkedIn profile. Khetan was last associated with Star Sports as vice president, rights acquisitions and strategy. He managed various portfolios in his nine-year stint at the Star...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634045647986.jpg?itok=xrS7WpE-
Prashant Gupta joins Bolo Live as CTO

Mumbai: Social live streaming platform Bolo Live has appointed Prashant Gupta as chief technology officer.  Gupta brings with him over 13 years of diverse engineering experience. Previously, he was associated with Pratilipi as co-founder and CTO, and has also had a stint with Amazon. Besides...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/mx-player.jpg?itok=jjkGV7XU
MX Player crosses one billion downloads on Google Play Store

Mumbai: OTT streaming platform MX Player has crossed one billion downloads on Google Play Store over two years after its launch. According to data, there are only 15 non preinstalled apps, worldwide, that have more than one billion downloads (70 apps if default Google Apps on Android are included...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634039911037.jpg?itok=dSqwNAtH
Chimp&z Inc wins digital mandate for Hashtag Poker & Poker Sports League

Mumbai: Digital advertising agency from the house of Merge Infinity Global, Chimp&z Inc has won digital mandate for video poker app Hashtag Poker and Poker Sports League, affiliated with Mind Sports League. The accounts were won after a multi-agency pitch. Along with social media and influencer...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634025769968.jpg?itok=dCkLe5FG
Trai may relax criteria to set up satellite earth station gateways

Mumbai: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is expected to release a consultation paper on licensing and framework of satellite earth station gateways, said Trai chairman PD Vaghela, according to a report by PTI. The regulator is also planning a consultation paper on developing a...

iWorld Telecom
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/10/12/photogrid_plus_1634021067839.jpg?itok=ReLhsc3D
Chingari collaborates with Benchmark Entertainment for 20 music videos

Mumbai: Homegrown short-video sharing platform Chingari on Tuesday announced its partnership with Benchmark Entertainment. As a part of the deal, Chingari along with Benchmark Entertainment will be releasing 20 new songs over the next six months. Chingari app users will be able to get access to the...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required