Google Assistant will enable users of Reliance's JioPhone to get quick, relevant information by way of text as well as conversations for search queries posed by them.
Google has announced the official roll out of Google Assistant to the Reliance JioPhone. The company’s AI-enabled search assistant was launched in 2016. This voice-based tool will be available for the first time on a smartphone. As of now, it is not clear as to when this feature will be available on the device. However, as the JioPhone supports OTA updates, it is expected that the functionality will be added through a software update.
Currently, JioPhone has its own assistant called HelloJio which allows you to send text messages with the help of voice prompts and place calls quickly. In addition to this, Google Assistant will make it possible to utilize voice commands for web searching, accessing web pages and information, to name a few functions. Moreover, the assistant will support English as well as Hindi. The JioPhone supports 22 regional languages in India. The device has a plastic body and comes with a T9 keypad. The handset’s home button is located at the center to function as a shortcut for using the voice assistant.
Google’s tie-up with Reliance indicates the company’s intention to make more of its services and products accessible to the masses. It hopes to capitalize on JioPhone’s immense success in small towns and in rural India. In fact, this phone has been called the “effectively Re 0” JioPhone.
Google Assistant will enable users of Reliance’s JioPhone to get quick, relevant information by way of text as well as conversations for search queries posed by them. Both the functionality and experience will be customized for JioPhone’s 2.4-inch screen. But, the company intends offering a usability level which will be similar to that in a high-end phone.
The search tool will use the 4G connectivity on JioPhone to deliver information quickly by using Google’s vast resources. JioPhone’s 4G mobile network will make it possible for the assistant to offer data-based services like on-demand video, TV content and much more.