Google Assistant coming to feature phones, starting with India's JioPhone

Google has already launched Youtube Go that is in beta testing phase in India

Reliance JioPhone gets Google Voice Assistant: All you need to know

"For them, Android Oreo (Go edition) will help improve the experience on entry-level phones while new apps like Files Go will ensure their experience is smooth and they consume less data", he said. But earlier today, it became crystal clear the search giant's rebranded Android Oreo (Go edition) initiative will focus first and foremost on India. While the interface may be different, the core functionality of the service is expected to stay the same, meaning JioPhone users will get to enjoy numerous same features that are available to smartphone users.

Google also announced today that it will be bringing the Google Assistant to the Reliance JioPhone.

The user interface is "tap-first" to make typing on a small phone less cumbersome than usual, with the app's under 5MB size and various optimizations created to save both storage and data consumption. Google has also jumped on to the JioPhone bandwagon to expand its reach to feature phone users. And if the reports doing rounds on the Internet are anything to believe, then soon the company will launch the cheapest smartphone in the market. The phone comes with pre-installed apps like JioTV, JioMusic and JioCinema. At the event, Google also announced several India-first services which will cater to the ever-growing base of Indian internet users.

Over the last few months, we saw a few apps from Google that carried the Go moniker like Files Go or YouTube Go.

"Hello Jio" mimics the popular Google Assistant by carrying out users' voice commands. The two-wheeler mode will give riders insights on "shortcuts" which are otherwise inaccessible for cars or trucks.

Google also unveiled special navigation apps tailored for two wheelers - people who can not keep checking the phone's display as they ride. It's bringing the smartest feature of Android to the feature phone. In its effort to do so, the company is going all out to ensure that even budget smartphones are able to provide the features and capabilities necessary for users to leverage them well for their requirements. Once you make the payment it shall also save the details of the payment and remind you about the pending bill for next month.

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