Reliance JioPhone to get WhatsApp soon; KaiOS app in the works

WhatsApp is likely prepping an app for the KaiOS, which powers the JioPhone.

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There's good news for Reliance JioPhone users out there! Well, it is believed that JioPhone users will soon able to experience WhatsApp on their 4G feature phone. We say so as there are reports suggesting that WhatsApp is prepping to launch a variant of its messaging platform for KaiOS. However, we are yet to get an official confirmation from the company regarding the same.

Reliance JioPhone to get WhatsApp soon; KaiOS app in the works

 

According to the latest information from @WABetaInfo, a Twitter handle, which tracks the changes brought in by the latest WhatsApp beta versions, the Facebook-owned company is developing an app to function on KaiOS. Eventually, there are claims that JioPhone users will soon get to use WhatsApp on the device.

Notably, this is not the first time that we are coming across reports that JioPhone will get WhatsApp support. We have already come across speculations tipping that a lite version of WhatsApp will be rolled out to JioPhone.

References have been spotted

References have been spotted

According to the WABetaInfo blog post, important references regarding the development of new KaiOS app were found in the beta version WhatsApp for Windows Phone 2.18.38. This is said to indicate that the messaging platform for the KaiOS is in the works.

Potential growth for WhatsApp

Potential growth for WhatsApp

WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion monthly active users. If the KaiOS version of WhatsApp sees the light of the day, then the app will get another 6 million users (the 6 million JioPhone users). Apparently, the rollout of a KaiOS variant of the app will definitely pave way for a potential growth for WhatsApp.

Facebook support was rolled recently
 

Facebook support was rolled recently

Reliance JioPhone, which was announced back in July 2017, received the Facebook app some time in February. The Facebook app on JioPhone supports push notifications, links to external content, and videos. Moreover, the app is said to be optimized to accommodate the cursor on the small 2.4-inch display of the feature phone. Get to know how to install Facebook app on your JioPhone from here.

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JioPhone specs

JioPhone specs

 

To refresh, the JioPhone makes use of a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display and employs a dual-core processor paired with 4GB storage space and 512MB RAM. There is a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB of additional storage. Running KaiOS, the JioPhone comes preinstalled with Jio suite of apps such as JioTV, JioMusic and JioCinema. The device supports 24 Indian languages and voice commands via Google Assistant and 4G VoLTE connectivity as well.

 

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