JioPhone Next in advanced trials, with festive-season rollout to commence before Diwali

Bhubaneswar : Jio and Google announced today that they have made considerable progress towards launching the much-awaited JioPhone Next, the made-for-India smartphone being jointly designed by the companies. JioPhone Next is a first-of-its-kind device featuring an optimized operating system based on Android and Play Store. The device and the operating system will 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.

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.

JioPhone Next is 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.

-Odisha Age