The JioPhone Subsequent, a smartphone being collectively developed by Google and Indian tech big Jio Platforms, has missed its deliberate September tenth launch date, the companies have announced. The delay is required to present each firms extra time to refine the system, and to navigate issues created by the worldwide semiconductor scarcity. The JioPhone Subsequent is now scheduled for extensive launch round Diwali, which is able to happen in early November. The cellphone is presently in testing with a small variety of customers.
The cellphone is designed to be an inexpensive 4G smartphone to assist the roughly 300 million Indian customers presently on 2G networks improve to 4G. When it announced the phone in June, Jio’s mother or father firm Reliance mentioned it will embrace voice assistant, augmented actuality, and translation options. All that is construct into an “optimized working system primarily based on Android,” which seems to bear some relation to Android Go, if XDA Developers is to be believed.
Work on the cellphone was first introduced in 2020, when Google announced a $4.5 million investment in Jio. As a part of the collaboration, Reliance introduced earlier this yr that it’s shifting its retail enterprise onto Google’s cloud infrastructure.