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.