Google wants to help KaiOS ‘connect the next billion users’ with $22 million investment

The 2016-founded KaiOS Technologies has managed to secure a high-profile Google investment to accelerate the growth of the “smart feature phone” OS.

Samsung lost both India’s smartphone and feature phone crown in Q4 2017

India’s extremely important smartphone market was dominated by Xiaomi rather than Samsung during the final quarter of last year, while Reliance Jio won the local feature phone trophy.

Google unveils several ‘India-first’ products and features, including Assistant for JioPhone

Google has a bunch of lightweight new Android apps designed primarily for smartphone users in India. Also, a special JioPhone version of Google Assistant.

Reliance Jio’s new 4G JioPhone is almost free

And if you’re able to return the phone after three years, then it becomes totally free. Plans are pretty affordable, too, especially for rural lands.