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 businesses have introduced. The delay is required to provide 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 huge launch round Diwali, which can happen in early November. The telephone is presently in testing with a small variety of customers.
The telephone is designed to be an reasonably priced 4G smartphone to assist the roughly 300 million Indian customers presently on 2G networks improve to 4G. When it introduced the telephone in June, Jio’s guardian firm Reliance stated it could embody 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 Builders is to be believed.
Work on the telephone was first introduced in 2020, when Google introduced a $4.5 million funding in Jio. As a part of the collaboration, Reliance introduced earlier this 12 months that it’s shifting its retail enterprise onto Google’s cloud infrastructure.