Press releases

KaiOS flip phones recognized as Best of 2024 in two categories by US News.

We are excited to announce that two of our KaiOS flip phones have been recognized as the best flip phones of 2024 by U.S. News. The Nokia 2780 in the category Best budget flip phone, and the Consumer Cellular Iris Flip in the category “Best flip phone for easy operation.

These selections highlight the quality and innovative features demonstrated by KaiOS flip phones. KaiOS, a lightweight operating system perfectly tailored for flip phones, seamlessly integrates simplicity with reliability. Its user-friendly interface and diverse array of features render it an ideal choice for individuals seeking a straightforward yet dependable mobile device.

Featuring spacious and legible displays, enduring battery life, and a range of preloaded applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Google Maps, both models cater to diverse user needs. The Consumer Cellular Iris Flip is a great option for people who are looking for a flip phone that is easy to use and the Nokia 2780 Flip represent a great option for people who are looking for an affordable flip phone in the US market.

Here are some additional features and information about the two phones:

Consumer Cellular Iris Flip

  • Available in the US market 
  • 3.2-inch display size
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 8GB Storage, expandable up to 32GB with microSD card (sold separately)
  • Battery life: Up to 48 mixed use hours talk time
  • https://www.kaiostech.com/devices/iris-flip/

Nokia 2780 Flip

  • Available in the US market 
  • 2.7-inch Display Size
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • Battery: 1450 mAhRemovable
  • Internal storage: 512 MB
  • MicroSD card support up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Battery Capacity (Single SIM, 4G): Standby time up to 18 days, Talk time up to 3.4 hr.
  • https://www.kaiostech.com/devices/nokia-2780-flip/

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/360-reviews/technology/cell-phones/best-flip-phones

Company updates

Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS, was at World Bank Global Digital Summit.

Great opportunity to discuss digital inclusion with key decision makers!

KaiOS recently attended the World Bank Global Digital Summit, a high-level event bringing together government officials, private sector leaders, and thought leaders to discuss accelerating digital development.

Here are some key takeaways:

The digital divide remains a significant challenge. 2.6 billion people lack internet access, with the majority residing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) where two third of the population are not connected.

There’s also a significant gender gap, with 260 million fewer women having access.

Simply connecting people isn’t enough; we need to make internet access relevant and beneficial. Several factors contribute to the digital divide: affordability, usefulness, access, and trust.

Focus on bridging the digital and financial divides. Connecting people to the internet must be accompanied by solutions that improve their lives. Examples include applications in agriculture, education, and small business (Worldreader or Roducate in education ; Justdiggit in agriculture for example).

AI and satellite technology offer promise, but challenges exist. While AI can be a powerful tool, datasets need to be more inclusive and computing power must be more widely available. Satellite coverage is expanding, but bandwidth limitations remain.

Agriculture emerged as a key area where digital tools can empower farmers. AI-powered solutions can offer education, improve yields, provide access to financing, and connect farmers to markets.

Digital ID programs are gaining traction. Several countries (including Ethiopia, Bhutan, and Egypt) are implementing digital ID programs to improve access to services and strengthen the social contract between citizens and governments.

The summit underscored the necessity for collaborative endeavors in maximizing the advantages of the digital revolution, emphasizing the urgency to bridge the digital gap and harness technology for constructive growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Further details:

A comprehensive World Bank report on digitalization can be found here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2024/03/05/global-digitalization-in-10-charts

Company updates

KaiOS was at MWC 2024

KaiOS was at MWC 2024, the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology alongside today’s most influential visionaries.

Just as the KaiOS team was able to do at MWC 2024, dive deep into the future with these articles from Theverge and TechCrunch highlighting the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from MWC 2024. 

In next post, more info specifically on KaiOS at MWC event.

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KaiOS wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day!

We’ve selected 5 KaiOS apps that will get you in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

1) Love Poetry:

Love Poetry BY M Zubair is an app filled with heartfelt and romantic poetry that express the beauty of love in all its forms. Whether you’re in a new relationship, happily married, or simply seeking to find the right words to express your emotions, Love Poetry is the perfect app for you. With an intuitive and user-friendly interface, Love Poetry is easy to navigate and suitable for people of all ages. So download Love Poetry today and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of love!

2) Love Compatibility:

Love Compatibility IS An app to calculate the love chemistry between a couple, special for Valentine’s Day.

3) Love Calculator:

Love Calculator by Mobobeat is a simple game to calculate real love or true love percentage by name or date of birth. It returns a score between 0% to 100%, with a higher score indicating a better match.

4) Chat Stories:

Chat Stories by MarketJS, contains Heartwarming and emotional stories for teens and adults, presented in an SMS messenger style.

5) Astrolo:

Horoscopes provides the fortune of today and tomorrow of all the constellations about love, wealth and career daily as well as the love match index of each constellation. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Happy Chinese New Year from KaiOS! 

As we welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon, we extend our warmest wishes for a joyous and prosperous Chinese New Year to all our cherished users, partners, and friends ! 

With each passing year, KaiOS continues to evolve, empowering millions around the world with accessible, reliable, and innovative mobile technology. As we celebrate this auspicious occasion, we reflect on the journey we’ve embarked on together and look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

Just like the Wood Dragon, KaiOS is committed to embracing the energy of vitality, growth, creativity, inspiration, leadership, flexibility, and adaptability. This year promises to be filled with new opportunities and exciting adventures. 

May the Year of the Wood Dragon bring you and your loved ones good health, happiness, and success. Let’s embrace the spirit of unity, celebrate diversity, and foster harmony in our global KaiOS family.

祝你新年兴旺 !

Company updates

KaiOS will be at MWC 2024 !

MWC is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology alongside today’s most influential visionaries.

If you want to meet Sebastien CODEVILLE, CEO and Dale STRYDOM, Regional BD Director, MEA of KaiOS at Mobile World Congress feel free to propose a meeting request here.

Date: From Monday, 26th of February 2024 – To Thursday, 29th February 2024.
Location: Barcelona 
LinkedIn: Sebastien CodevilleDale Strydom

Partnership news

SivooTV: your gateway to multicultural entertainment on your KaiOS device! 

SivooTV, the widely adopted app of SIVOO, Inc., is an on-demand entertainment platform that caters to a global audience. Available on KaiOS-enabled smart feature phones, SivooTV offers a treasure trove of ad-supported, high-quality, low-bandwidth streaming video shorts.

What SivooTV Brings to KaiOS

As downloads are increasing in the United States and countries across Africa, the SivooTV app is positioned to conquer the global stage through prominence in the KaiStore. With a vast array of entertainment programming sourced from third-party providers, SivooTV takes care of video content licensing, encoding, transcoding, and streaming. This collaboration ensures that KaiOS users in over 150 countries have access to a rich variety of content: both language-agnostic and in several high-demand languages, breaking down barriers for those with limited literacy.

News, sports, music, lifestyle, and kids’ video programming are some of the core content verticals that make SivooTV a versatile and inclusive platform. To enhance your viewing experience, SIVOO offers premier content packages, allowing you to tailor your entertainment choices to suit your preferences.

About SIVOO

Founded in 2000, Sivoo pioneered a digital streaming network of on-demand multicultural entertainment over the Internet. With users in over 100 countries, it serves telcos and mobile operators across the world with thousands of hours of quality on-demand content that is available in both freemium (ad-supported) and subscription platforms for PCs, TVs, and mobile devices.

Final Thoughts

As we step into 2024, SivooTV on KaiOS continues to redefine the entertainment landscape, making high-quality, diverse content accessible to smart feature phone users globally. Embrace the future of on-demand entertainment with SivooTV on KaiOS!

SIVOO on KaiStore

Company updates

KaiOS discusses the future of Smart Feature Phones with 5G at the CES® tech event 2024!

KaiOS was at CES® tech event 2024 — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. 

By participating in those key events, our team works tirelessly to drive innovation and extend the influence of their devices. At CES 2024, KaiOS has consolidated its pivotal role in the democratization of Internet access worldwide and global innovation, especially in the dynamic field of 5G, slated for an early 2025 rollout on your KaiOS device.

The primary objective of KaiOS 5G Smart Feature Phone project is to tackle the key issues present in current phones, with a particular emphasis on the markets of United States, Japan, India, and China. The main goal is offering a swifter internet connection, enhanced performance, broader market accessibility, access to popular applications and a user-friendly experience. Our focus is on tailoring software and features for the US market’s primary audience — senior individuals and non-tech-savvy users, particularly those using flip phones. We aim to simplify sharing, enhance AI-driven sorting and searching in the library, and drastically simplify text composition for SMS, emails, and other messages.

Just as the KaiOS team was able to do at CES 2024, dive deep into the future with these articles from Theverge and TechCrunch highlighting the latest in AI and groundbreaking technologies from CES 2024. Stay tuned for the exciting journey ahead as KaiOS continues to thrive in the era of 5G, unlocking new possibilities and reshaping the mobile landscape.

Developer community

Follow the CAN 2024 with Flashscore on your KaiOS device!

⚽ Elevate your football experience with Flashscore on KaiOS devices! Whether in bustling urban centers or remote areas across the African continent, football enthusiasts can now seamlessly track their favorite teams, receiving live updates, real-time scores, and detailed match statistics. Be at the heart of every thrilling moment during CAN 2024 with Flashscore, ensuring that the excitement is always at your fingertips. 🥅 

🌐 Beyond football, Flashscore by Livesport delivers a holistic sports experience, covering a wide array of sports disciplines and events. Follow your favorite sports teams and matches for free, receiving real-time updates from over 6000 global competitions. Join our vibrant community of 110 million users worldwide. Don’t miss out – download and immerse yourself in the Flashscore app now! 🏆 

Flashscore on store apps KaiOS 

Company updates

10 All-time classic games on your KaiOS phone 

Replay those all time classic on KaiOS! We’re thrilled to showcase ten popular classic game apps for every taste, whether you lean towards arcade thrills, puzzle-solving, strategic challenges, or action-packed adventures… Non-stop fun guarantee! 

1. 2048 

For 2048, use the directional keys to merge numbers until you get to 2048! Keep playing beyond 2048 to show off your skills and achieve the top score. 

2. Pong 

Pong developed by Atari, is the original and emblematic 2D table tennis game, the 1st ever video game released. Your goal is to reach eleven points before your opponent. Points are earned when one fails to return the ball to the other. 

3. Fill in crossword 

Fill In crosswords developed by Valeriy Skachko, is just like crossword puzzles but with words instead of clues. Your challenge is to fill in the puzzle by fitting in all of the given words. Keep in mind that two or more words can fit into a space. If you choose incorrectly, you may be unable to fit in all of the words! 

4. Bubble Shooter Blitz 

Bubble Shooter Blitz by Black Sheep Games is user-friendly to play: press Left/4 or Right/6 to aim and Middle/5 to shoot bubbles. You must match and pop 3 or more bubbles of the same color in order to score. Make sure to act fast as the bubbles are descending with time. Test your aim skills and start popping bubbles in this fun bubble shooting game! 

5. Guardians 

With Guardians, make your way through hordes of incoming UFOs in this exciting shoot’em up game! Guardians invites you to immerse yourself in a gripping journey where precision and speed are your allies. 

6. Solitaire’95 

Solitaire’95, developed by Aliens Bring Change, allows to play the classic Solitaire with the objective of moving all cards from the initial tableau to four foundation piles, arranged by color and in ascending order. The game is won when all cards are neatly organized in the foundations.  

7. Mahjong 

Mahjong, developed by Aliens Bring Change, allows to play the classic Mahjong Solitaire. The goal is to clear the board by eliminating pairs of identical tiles. The rules are simple: spot free and identical tiles, then match them to eliminate. Repeat the process until all tiles have disappeared.  

8. Ludo Champ 

Ludo Champ, developed by Roosh Interactive, is a classic and a favorite childhood ludo game played between family and friends. Ludo Champ is the new age version of the royal game of Chopat, Chaupur, Pachisi or Parcheesi. 

9. Crossy Road 

With Crossy Road, the endless arcade hopper that started it all, cross roads, avoiding obstacles to reach your destination while scoring points to get new skins. 

10. Doodle Jump  

In Doodle Jump, the green alien needs your help to jump higher! Navigate the character by jumping from platform to platform without falling, avoiding obstacles, and reaching new heights.