Reliance JioPhone Becomes the Cheapest Feature Phone to Support Facebook in India as Official App Arrives on JioAppStore

Reliance Jio has done it, at last. The JioPhone which was blamed for the lack of app support finally started receiving some love from the developers as popular social media application, Facebook will be available on the JioPhone starting tomorrow. Touted as India Ka Smartphone, the JioPhone is the affordable 4G VoLTE feature phone available in India right now. The new version of the Facebook app is built specially for KaiOS, which is a web-based operating system designed for JioPhone. The Facebook app can be downloaded from the JioAppStore on the JioPhone by all existing and new JioPhone users.

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Jio promises ‘best experience of Facebook’ on the Facebook App for JioPhone. “This will open up Facebook for potential 50 Crore feature phone users in India,” said Reliance Jio in a press statement.

JioPhone is the world’s most affordable smartphone built with transformational technology especially for Indians to migrate from a feature phone to a smartphone. As promised, JioPhone will be home to the world’s leading applications, starting with Facebook. Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement,” said Mr Akash Ambani, Director, Jio.

Speaking of the Facebook app for JioPhone, it is said to offer a comprehensive Facebook experience, allowing people to connect with others. The first version of application also supports push notifications, video, and links to external content. “The app is also optimised to successfully accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone and delivers best-in-class performance for Facebook’s most popular features, such as News Feed and Photos,” said Reliance Jio.

Recently, there were some reports saying that Reliance Jio will be stopping the production of the JioPhone feature phone due to the lack of application development. But Facebook’ support will boost the company and if Jio manages to bring WhatsApp support, it will be a massive gamechanger in the Indian feature phone market.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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Dipjyoti Roy
Dipjyoti Roy

Jio’s own apps lags in jio phone due to hardware limitations. I wonder how will they will optimize facebook for a feature phone. As Facebook app lags in every os due to it being a resource hogging app.

Sandeep Bansal
Sandeep Bansal

After Facebook, even WhatsApp will offer support, since nobody wants to lose potential 50 crore customers…

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

+1

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

And these Companies wouldn’t like to lose these customers to their Competitors. Imagine if Hike came with a Custom made App for Jio-Phone. Will even strengthen its base in India.

Every Company will make an App for the Jio-Phone to tap its Consumers. I think next are the Payment Apps.

Airtel
Airtel

Whatsapp is also a product of Facebook

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