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Jio-Google duo to launch new Pragati OS for JioPhone Next in Nov

The new OS in Jio phones will use a language-translation tool as a special feature to enable communication between vernacular speakers in India

In a leg-up to Reliance-backed telecom major Jio to boost its platform, the company has announced to launch its new Pragati operating system for JioPhone Next around Diwali.

The new OS is jointly developed in a tie-up with global technology major, Google. According to the company, the new OS in Jio phones will use a language-translation tool as a special feature to enable communication between vernacular speakers in India.

“Jio’s vision for India resonates with that of Google. Pragati OS – Pragati stands for progress – is powered by Android, is a result of this passionate effort bringing together best minds at Jio and Google,” Android general manager and India engineering lead Ram Papatla said in the video.

JioPhone Next will have a translation feature working in 10 Indian languages.

“I am so proud of this new OS. All of us are. It has some of the coolest new features specially translated now. I can speak in one language, and the phone will translate that into another language,” JioPhone Next product management Binish Parangodath said.

The phone will also come with a read-aloud function, which will read out content from any app open on the screen, JioPhone Next manufacturing and supply chain, Ashok Agarwal said.

The JioPhone Next will have a Qualcomm processor and will be manufactured at RIL group’s Neolync unit in Tirupati and Sriperumbudur. “Jio Phone Next will help our nation become more and more Atmanirbhar,” Parangodath said.

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