Jio Phone 2, successor to final 12 months’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 and carry 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 obtainable on KaiOS, on the Jio Cellphone. Including to that, Google Maps must also be obtainable on the brand new mannequin as soon as it hits cabinets subsequent month.
As a part of a brand new software program replace, Google Maps is now obtainable on the Jio Cellphone. The provision of the Jio Cellphone software program replace (2018.628.2) could be checked by going into Settings > System > Software program replace and putting in it. It wants a minimal of 30 % battery to get put in in your handset. After updating to the most recent 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 capable of 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 cellular 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 equivalent to 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 out from the checklist of drop-down recommendations once you enter the situation within the search bar. Customers also can entry the world map nevertheless doing so on a display screen with that small a diagonal dimension will not be beneficial. There are even map layers together with Site visitors that aid you get an thought of present visitors conditions in numerous areas.
Again in February this 12 months, 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 obtainable in India, the KaiOS-powered function cellphone will also get the update, HMD World 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 full of a 2-megapixel rear sensor and a VGA entrance digicam. Battery is capped at 2000mAh, and the cellphone will get 4G VoLTE, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio when it comes to connectivity.