Today, we announced our successful launch and growing presence in the Indian market. Our KaiOS mobile operating system powers the JioPhone, a revolutionary lite phone offered by Reliance Retail Limited, which is now available for purchase. This launch makes KaiOS accessible to millions of new users in India, after successful launches in the U.S. and Canada through partnerships with Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
KaiOS combines the powerful capabilities of a smartphone with the affordability of a basic handset. Our operating system originates from the Firefox OS open-source project started in 2011, and has continued independently from Mozilla since 2016. KaiOS was first launched publicly in the US market in 2017.
The 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.
“Ownership of a powerful digital device can enrich one’s life and creates new opportunities for the user, their family, and the community,” said our Sebastien Codeville, commenting on the KaiOS debut in the Indian market. “We’re thrilled by the performance of KaiOS on the JioPhone. The launch opens up more opportunities for millions of Indians. We have added specific features to support the vision of Digital India, such as incorporating the adaption of Indian languages, enabling digital payments, and media delivery to the masses in India. We look forward to providing the Indian consumers a great mobile experience together with Reliance Retail Limited.”
Sunil Dutt, president of devices at Reliance Retail said, “KaiOS provides the right operating system for the JioPhone with its functionalities and adaptability. It has made the JioPhone a phone of choice with a wide range of features, while keeping it affordable and easy to operate. With KaiOS on the JioPhone, Reliance Retail has been able to bring the benefits of Digital Life to millions of Indians who were hitherto left out of the digital revolution.”
The mobile handset market in India has immense potential. According to a research report released by CMR Market Research, mobile handset vendors registered a 22 percent jump in revenues to Rs 1.36 lakh crore in 2016 from revenues of Rs 1.12 lakh crore in 2015. The report states that feature phones have about 57 percent of the market. With the launch of KaiOS-powered mobile phones in India, these devices are likely to emerge as a new category altogether.
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Please lunch new apps Jiophone application
Thanks for your comment. We work closely together with our partners in each country (for example Reliance Jio in India) to bring new apps to KaiOS. Watch our blog here, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on when new apps are available.
Have a great day,
Unable to find arogya setu app in jio phone 2
Please note that the content of the app store (JioStore) is determined by Reliance Jio.
As a starting point for more information about the JioPhone, JioStore, and apps please check https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp. If you’re having any issues with apps on JioStore, please reach out here: https://www.jio.com/en-in/contact-us#/
Please do some documentations on how to develop apps for KaiOs/Developers portal for Kai Apps. So we people can contribute to the market Place and develop some apps for our jio Mobiles 🙂
Thanks for your message! Have a look at our FAQ. Your question is addressed there under “Can I develop apps for KaiOS?”.
PLZ LAUNCH APPS IN JIO PHONE I M WATIN TO 6 MONTH U MAKE FOOL PEOPLE
great work… hoping to see more apps and features in future
Can we have hotspot in jio phone most the user r waiting from many months can u give us an update thats the main issue with that jio phone.Thank you…….
can I download whatsapp?
Please launch you tube and whatss app in jio phones
You peoqle could ask your partners to provide the applications which were available in the firefox os marketplace?
Please launch new app for jiophone
Sanjeev, thank you for reaching out. As much as we’d love to help with the variety of apps, Reliance Jio is in charge of the JioStore. You may contact Reliance Jio support page via this link to get more information on the apps for JioPhone: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp
Please Kaios app launch
Pls make this phone available in europe
Does Roducat App is available on Kai store? I want it for Nigeria education programm.
Hi Shayar! This app is not available on KaiStore, but be sure that your app suggestion will be forwarded to our product team. Thanks for your interest!
Is this phone available in Africa specifically Zambia. Or can I get it on Ebay or Amazon?
Hi there! Currently, JioPhone devices are available in India only – please note that the distribution plans are in the hands of device manufacturers themselves.
Will kaios comes on any qwerty keyboard mobile which isn’t carrier lock?
Is JioPhone 2 supports Hotspot? Also, when can we get the update 2.6 for JioPhone2? currently, 2.5 is showing the up to date software version? Is it?
KaiOS is built to support hotspot feature, but device manufacturers (Reliance Jio) may have chosen to leave it out for some reason. to find out more information about your device and possible future updates, please reach out to Jio support directly: https://www.jio.com/en-in/contact-us#/
please update in jio phone kaios 3.0!
can you give kaistore app in jiophone
Good afternoon! Is there a possibility of Jio Phone 2 being released in Brazil or at least that I can buy and use this device in Brazil? Thanks!