Sources claimed that India has signed an agreement in which they have clarified that Reliance Jio and Google are going to become partners and Reliance Jio is going to invest around 33,737 crores for a 7.73% equity stake in the company. Both the companies are going to be partners for developing the entry-level smartphones in India. This is the first marked investment and Google has announced that Google for India Digitization Funds aims to accelerate India’s economy by funding 75,000 crores for the next five to seven years. Along with this, the investment of both companies has announced a commercial agreement that they are going to make out smartphones for the Indian market.
Furthermore, in a blog post, Google notes that this decision of making smartphones for India with Google partnership is taken only after the increasing tensions with India and China. Jio platforms are going to feature optimizations to the android operating system and the Play store there on the people’s phone. The companies have not yet revealed that what optimizations are going to take place in a new phone or what are the ideas of optimizations that lead us to believe that India is making up the smartphones. Android Go is going to be the smartphone designed for ground-up level entry and will come with low RAM and low storage.
Probing further, this collaboration of both the companies will also be a signal for an upgrade in the Jio phone features. The company’s collaboration will also open the doors of Android apps on these low budget devices and marking the users as potential consumers. The collaboration of the companies is final but details about the new operating system of India are yet not revealed. Ergo, with the absence of details, we are pretty clear that Google and Jio are collaborating for a low budget, entry-level android phone. Get connected to the browser to have more details once they are available.