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Jio-Google launching an affordable 5G Android phone

New Delhi- Reliance Jio is planning to launch an affordable 5G-ready Android smartphone at the time of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this year. As per the online report, it is the affordable 5G-ready smartphone that Reliance making in partnership with Google that might be complete by almost the second quarter of 2021. Notably, Jio is right now working highly on JioBook, a reasonable laptop, which is likely to roll out with the 5G smartphone at the AGM 2021.

As per the source, it is found Reliance is working on a May-June timeline for completing the R&D of the device.

“But a launch will most likely be in the second quarter of FY21. It may coincide with the annual general meeting (AGM), usually held in August-September, when RIL has typically made all its previous announcements regarding its feature phones and fiber, among others.”

Notably, Telecom Talk mentioned that Jio and Google are still mulling over the versions of Android for the smartphone features. As per the report, the smartphone has an Android Go operating system with entry-level specifications. Currently, Reliance is also developing its JioOS which is a custom version of Google’s Android operating system. JioOS is reportedly helpful in giving an optimized performance of Jio applications.

Right now Jio has partnered with Google to work on low-cost Android smartphones. Now, the move came after Google invested Rs 33,737core in the Jio platform for a 7.7 percent stake, last year. In the last report, it is noted that Jio is now looking out to outsource and manufacture more than 10crore low-cost smartphones in India.

 Soon Jio is expected to launch an affordable laptop speculated to be called JioBook which would provide 4G LTE support. Now, the telecom giant has started to work on “larger screen device” in September last year. By April this year, it is expected to reach its Product Validation Test stage.

Well, JioBook is partnering with China-based engineering firm Bluebank Communication technology as per the documents reviewed by XDA. Right now Bluebank creates mobile devices and develops software for third-parties and creates products that run KaiOS, a mobile operating system also featured on JioPhones. The company has now posted images for both generations of Reliance’s JioPhone on its website.

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