Jio Phone 2, successor to final yr’s Jio Phone, which runs KaiOS, was announced earlier this month at mother or father firm Reliance Industries Restricted’s AGM 2018. Again in June, Google had invested about $22 million (roughly Rs. 151 crores) in KaiOS in an try to deliver its suite of apps to function telephones. Whereas Google Assistant, in addition to WhatsApp and YouTube have been previously announced for the working software program, it has been noticed that Google Maps is now accessible on KaiOS, on the Jio Cellphone. Including to that, Google Maps must also be accessible on the Jio Cellphone 2 as soon as it hits cabinets subsequent month.
As a part of a brand new software program replace, Google Maps is now accessible on the Jio Cellphone. The supply of the Jio Cellphone software program replace (2018.628.2) may be checked by going into Settings > System > Software program replace and putting in it. It wants a minimal of 30 p.c battery to get put in in your handset. After updating to the newest software program, customers might want to open the Jio Retailer app and obtain the Google Maps app seen on the house web page. We have been in a position to get entry to the Google Maps app on a Jio Cellphone.
Made for a small 2.Four-inch QVGA panel, the Google Maps on Jio Cellphone has a minimal structure. The Google-owned navigation cell app on KaiOS has a smaller file measurement in comparison with its conventional Android or iOS counterparts and, thus, comes with a set of toned down choices resembling Search, Present map, Your location, Drive, Two-wheeler, Prepare or bus, Stroll, Map layers, and About. Navigating on the app is pretty simple as you simply want to pick from the checklist of drop-down strategies whenever you enter the placement within the search bar. Customers may entry the world map nevertheless doing so on a display with that small a diagonal dimension will not be really helpful. There are even map layers together with Site visitors that enable you get an concept of present visitors conditions in numerous areas.
Again in February this yr, the Facebook app was rolled out for KaiOS, whereas YouTube and WhatsApp have been introduced on the Jio Cellphone 2 launch occasion that can arrive on the Jio Cellphone beginning July 21. Whereas the Nokia 8110 4G will not be accessible in India, the KaiOS-powered function telephone will also get the update, HMD International revealed.
To recall, the Jio Cellphone 2 sports activities a 2.Four-inch QVGA show, runs on KaiOS, and options 512MB of RAM and 4GB inbuilt storage. It additionally comes filled with a 2-megapixel rear sensor and a VGA entrance digicam. Battery is capped at 2000mAh, and the telephone will get 4G VoLTE, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio by way of connectivity.