Well, you were cut off from the world’s largest social network, Facebook if you bought the ‘famous’ zero-priced Reliance JioPhone. With an unsupported OS and clunky hardware, you’re missing a lot when compared to the android counterpart.
Not anymore, as Facebook has worked with Indian telco Reliance Jio to bring its mobile app to JioPhone. The special version of the Facebook app has been built specially for KaiOS, which is the web-based operating system powering the JioPhone. It brings a comprehensive Facebook experience on the smaller screen with an easy to use UI for the keypad.
Facebook app for JioPhone has been optimized to the core and delivers a smooth experience overall. It has all the usual Facebook features like News Feed, Photos and Video Feed. It’s also been optimized to effectively use the cursor function on JioPhone. The app also supports push notifications, video, and links to external content.
“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.
“We are excited about our partnership with Jio and the opportunity to provide the best possible Facebook experience for millions of people using JioPhone. Working with partners like Jio, we want to make sure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being connected,” said Francisco Varela, Vice President of Mobile Partnerships, Facebook.
Starting today (14th February 2018) Facebook app will be available on JioPhone. You could download the Facebook app now from JioAppStore. Make sure you have enough internal storage left on the phone to install the app.
Well, who doesn’t want the sweet pie of 50 million JioPhone users? Recently, Google also brought its AI-based search assistant to JioPhone. The special version of Google Assistant will offer an intuitive voice-based user interface, along with a rich set of data services from Google.