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SivooTV, your gateway to a new era of on-demand entertainment on KaiOS.

Did you know that SivooTV is now available on KaiOS, bringing a world of entertainment to your fingertips!

Dive into a diverse range of content, from news to sports, music to lifestyle, and even kids’ programming. With SivooTV, there’s something for everyone!

Access this incredible platform for just TSH20,000 deposit from Y9 Microfinance Bank stores in Tanzania. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience multicultural entertainment like never before!

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Unlock a World of Possibilities with the TZ1 from Y9 Microfinance Bank, Tanzania! 

Now available on consumer device financing starting from TSH20,000 ($8 USD), the TZ1 opens doors to connectivity like never before. With access to WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Google Search, your digital world just got bigger.

But wait, there’s more! Introducing the BookSmart app, available on the KaiOS store. Dive into a treasure trove of free books, learning materials, and activities tailored for the youth of Africa. From fostering reading development to supporting learning goals, BookSmart is your all-in-one solution for educational enrichment.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to empower yourself and your loved ones. Get your TZ1 today and embark on a journey of knowledge and discovery!

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Introducing the Most Affordable Connected Mobile Phone in Tanzania! 

Breaking barriers and bridging the digital divide, we’re thrilled to announce a groundbreaking initiative – the availability of the KaiOS TZ1 Smart Feature phone on Consumer Device Financing, a first for Africa!

Now, 2G users in Tanzania can experience the power of connectivity like never before. For as little as TSH 20,000 Shillings upfront, and a weekly payment of TSH 6,000, you can unlock access to WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and more. With 4GB onboard memory, a long-lasting 3000mAh battery, and a 2MP camera, staying connected has never been easier.

To qualify, all you need is your NIDA ID Number and a mobile phone number older than 6 months. This initiative is a driving force behind connecting the unconnected, providing 2G and first-time users with internet access at the initial cost of a basic feature phone.

Join us in celebrating this milestone as we empower individuals across Tanzania to stay connected to the world. This incredible opportunity is made possible through the partnership between Y9 Inc USA   through its subsidiary Y9 Microfinance Tanzania and KaiOS Technologies.

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Introducing Vodacom Vibe Device  

Are you ready for a game-changing mobile experience? Look no further! Vodacom Mozambique is thrilled to introduce the all-new Vodacom Vibe internet phone powered by KaiOS now available in Vodacom stores!  

What’s in it for you? Let’s dive into the fantastic features and offers this device brings to the table:  

Unbeatable Promotion: Get ready for more with an amazing promotion on cell phones, including an astounding yearly 84GB of data! Stay connected like never before and make the most out of your digital life.  

Apps Galore: The Vodacom Vibe device comes loaded with the apps you love! Enjoy seamless access to WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube, right at your fingertips. Stay connected, share moments, and stay entertained effortlessly.  

WiFi Sharing: But wait, there’s more! The Vodacom Vibe device isn’t just a smart feature phone; it’s your personal WiFi-sharing powerhouse! Use it as a hotspot for family and friends, ensuring everyone can connect and stay online, no matter where you are.  

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to upgrade your mobile experience with the Vodacom Vibe device. It’s not just a phone; it’s a gateway to endless possibilities, connectivity, and entertainment.  

Prepare for a fantastic experience with Vodacom Mozambique!  


KaiOS proud to be partner of the Glodal Digital Inclusion Partnership –  1 year actions detailed

KaiOS is proud to stand alongside Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP) in celebrating a year of remarkable achievements in advancing global connectivity. 

As a valued partner, KaiOS recognizes the importance of meaningful connectivity and applauds GDIP’s commitment to bridging the digital divide. GDIP has made significant strides, impacting lives and communities worldwide. From playing a key role in the Women in the Digital Economy Fund to advising the World Bank on gender-responsive policies, GDIP’s contributions are both diverse and impactful. 

As GDIP embarks on groundbreaking research, supported by the ISOC Foundation, KaiOS eagerly anticipates the insights that will emerge, shedding light on the economic consequences of digital exclusion. GDIP’s advocacy at various international forums underscores the organization’s dedication to shaping inclusive policies. KaiOS encourages support for GDIP’s mission and invites all stakeholders to join in advancing global digital inclusion. 

For further details on GDIP’s impactful initiatives this year, please refer to their detailed summary at:

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Introducting Elikia Moké 2, VMK’s New Phone 

KaiOS Technologies, in partnership with VMK, is pleased to announce the launch of the Elikia Moké 2. This event marks a historic moment for VMK, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary by introducing its iconic product. The Elikia Moké 2 relies on the power of the KaiOS operating system to offer a better experience to users. 

The first Elikia Moké was introduced a decade ago and captured the market due to its exceptional quality, durability, and affordable price. Elikia Moké 2 is a successor that reflects the evolution of the technological needs of modern users thanks to the KaiOS Technologies operating system, designed with the support of Google and Facebook, to make life easier for basic phone users. 

One of the key features of the Elikia Moké 2 is its efficient integration with KaiOS. Users will have access to the KaiStore, a platform that offers more than 1,200 apps in addition to those pre-installed on the phone, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube, and many more. 

“The Elikia Moké 2 is more than just a phone, it is an extension of our commitment to our users,” said Vérone MANKOU, Founder and CEO of VMK. “By combining the power of KaiOS with our expertise, we have succeeded in bringing to market a product that will satisfy the widest range of people.” 

Dale Strydom, Business Development Director for KaiOS EMEA, commented on the partnership, saying, “We firmly believe that this collaboration will not only celebrate VMK’s remarkable journey but also provide consumers with a device that caters to their evolving technological needs. It’s more than just a phone; it’s an extension of our commitment to empowering people around the world through technology.” 

To celebrate this 10th anniversary, VMK expresses its gratitude to its community and users, who have supported the brand throughout this decade. The Elikia Moké 2 symbolizes the continuation of VMK’s commitment to meeting the ever-evolving technological needs. 

Industry insights

KaiOS continues transforming the Indian market through launch of new Jio Phone

Reliance announced at IMC the launch of the new KaiOS mobile operating system powered phone, the Jio Phone Prima 4G, confirming KaiOS growing presence in the Indian market. The Jio Phone Prima 4G is a 4G lite phone offered by Reliance Retail Limited, which would be available for purchase during the Diwali season. This latest Jio Phone comes with social media applications such as WhatsApp and YouTube along with popular OTT apps like Jio Cinema .

Jio Phone Prima 4G has with a 2.4-inch TFT display and a resolution of 320×240 pixels, along with a 0.3MP front facing camera. It also gets a 0.3MP rear camera with flash. The JioPhone Prima 4G supports Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and FM radio. It has an 1800m Ah battery which will keep the phone charged for a long time.

Following the previous successful launches in India and more than 150 countries across the globe, this launch makes KaiOS more accessible to the millions of 2G users in India.

KaiOS combines the powerful capabilities of a smartphone with the affordability of a basic handset. The preloaded Kai Store is based on HTML5 making top-of-the-line features such as games, messaging, streaming apps, and social media available for everyone. The mobile operating system supports 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, and is compatible with chipsets from major manufacturers. Even with this suite of advanced features, KaiOS-powered phones use limited memory and energy, thus allowing it to power affordable devices with a longer battery life than most smartphones.