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The Special Things about Jio’s Latest Android Smartphone

Indians can use the latest Android phone known as Jio in 2021. Google’s contribution makes this gadget special. Jio and Google are about to offer an affordable 4G Android smartphone in India. The launch of the Android smartphone by Jio and Google gives Indians other options besides gadgets by Realme and Xiaomi. Check the details of this great plan below. 

The Role of Google and Qualcomm Ventures

Google CEO in India Sundar Pichai explains that the collaboration will give a greater impact on the development of the Indian mobile phone. Because of that, Google dares to invest up to Rs. 33,737 for this project. It means Google has a 7.7% stake in this project. It is not only a collaboration between Google and Jio but also Qualcomm Ventures. It boosts the project since Qualcomm Ventures can bring 5G connectivity to India. The latest information explains that Qualcomm will install 5G connectivity in October 2021. There is no complete information yet about this plan. Like Google, Qualcomm Ventures see a big prospect in this project. As a result, this company invests up to $97 million and supports the smartphone with Qualcomm’s chipset.  

About the Latest Android Smartphone by Jio 

Jio has a plan to release its latest Android smartphone in December 2020, but it is postponed until the first quarter of 2021. There are no clear specifications and name of this new Android smartphone. The representation of Jio only describes that the gadget will be a representation of an affordable 4G Android smartphone in India. This company even has a greater plan by developing the internet connectivity into 5G due to its collaboration with Qualcomm Ventures. Nowadays, the phone is still in testing. The company launches the testing version to make sure that Indians are familiar with the development. It is a significant development in India since people can only enjoy 2G connectivity. One thing for sure, it has become one of the smartphones in India with the Google Play Store due to the collaboration between Jio and Google.

The Cost of Jio’s Latest Android Smartphone 

Indians may get curious about the price of Jio’s latest Android smartphone. The representation of the company explains that the cost of this gadget is around Rs 4.000. The cost is cheaper than a 2G feature phone in India. On the other hand, this latest Android smartphone is still expensive compared to Jio Phone 1 and Jio Phone 2. Despite the price, Jio claims that this latest smartphone will be one of the cheapest 4G smartphones in India.      

The Jio’s Plans for Its Latest Android Smartphone 

As one of the cheapest 4G mobile phones in India, Jio expects that people will be attracted to use it. Jio also has to win the competition with RealMe and Xiaomi. These two big smartphone providers have launched affordable Android smartphones in India. Because of that, Jio leverages its product one step higher than its competitor. One of the strategies is by introducing and updating the 4G connectivity into 5G connectivity. 

The company expects that Indians can enjoy a smartphone with 5G connectivity in October 2021. Jio has a plan not only to use the 5G connectivity for its latest smartphone but also over 20 startup partners. The company expects that the use of 5G connectivity can develop technology in India in the area of education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and e-commerce. Due to the tight competition, Jio plans to launch the 5G connectivity by Qualcomm Ventures in early 2021. There is a possibility that Jio will provide its 5G services free for several months during the launch period like what the company did with the 4G rollout. But, people only can wait whether this company does it or not. 

Another strategy is by producing the smartphone massively. Jio states that there will be over 200 million smartphone units in India over the next two years. The company uses this strategy to compete with Xiaomi that always produces its smartphone massively in India. Indeed, the collaboration with Google and Qualcomm Ventures becomes one of the most powerful strategies to attract Indians to use Jio Phone. 

The Progress 5G Connectivity 

The use of Jio’s 5G connectivity in its latest Android smartphone seems to be realized soon. This plan involves sophisticated activities. Jio has to upgrade almost all of its 4G towers spread across India. The upgrade process takes a few months or even years. We can’t only wait for the launch of 5G connectivity in 2021, along with the release of Jio’s latest Android smartphone. 

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Apple Continues to Develop Devices with Augmented Reality Technology

Apple always creates innovations and produces cool devices. One of the latest examples is the use of AR or Augmented Reality on the iPhone. Augmented Reality is not a new technology for this company. Apple started to use AR technology in 2017 for virtual IKEA furniture and Pokemon Go Battles. This company even has an iPhone 12 Pro that can be used to scan fire hydrants, map house interiors, and navigate lava rivers on the floors. Learn the way Apple uses AR to improve the capability of their gadgets. 

The Use of A Sophisticated Sensor 

Apple uses a sophisticated sensor known as the lidar sensor. They install this sensor on the latest iPhones and iPads to improve the capability of these two gadgets in which both of them have an advanced 3D-scanning feature. For example, the iPhone uses this technology, and this gadget can recognize floors by using the motion sensors and camera on the phone. The sensor works by using invisible infrared lasers on the rear cameras. This laser can map a dimension in 3D, including 3D objects, rooms, and even people. 

The Use of The Scanner Feature on the Device

Mike Rockwell, the head of Apple’s AR and Allessandra McGinnis, the senior manager for Augmented Reality explain that Apple uses the scanner feature on their devices to make everything work better. The company has to follow the latest ecosystem to win the competition. Let say this technology works in the COVID-19 pandemic where people are not allowed to go outside. Imagine that people use AR tools from their gadgets and do home shopping. Users can buy anything they need by feeling the sensation of seeing the products in 3D and not only the images. This technology even works for the blind and partially sighted on the people-detection side. A specific business, such as an art business feels the benefits of AR. The company creates an exhibition in real-world locations without revealing the art. All people have to do is enjoy the art show and exhibition by using AR technology. Apple also has Location Anchors that can be the next level of GPS technology. This feature helps its users to get a specific location in a more realistic image with a good accuracy level. 

The Things that Apple Has Done 

Apple has done several things related to the use of AR technology. Let say Apple cooperates with Adobe to develop a tool known as AR creative appl Aero for Apple iOS. This company also has its products such as iPhone 12 Pro that uses AR technology to scan objects in 3D. Photographers can also use this feature to improve focus when they have to take pictures in low-light areas. Before that, Apple also developed iPhone 8 that uses motion sensors and built-in cameras to recognize specific objects such as floors, walls, and people. Another product that uses AR technology by Apple is iOS 14.2 in which it uses a lidar sensor to recognize distances from people and for vision assistance. Apple also successfully developed App Clips in iOS 14. It is a small micro-app in an iPhone without downloading anything. Users can use App Clips in the real world. All you have to do is scan or tap it on the screen and the AR feature directs you to go to the place you have scanned. It is an impressive feature for a virtual menu, art exhibitions, or museum exhibitions. Imagine that you see nothing in a specific location, but once you use the AR feature, you will see something spectacular that you may never imagine before.    

The Goals of Developing Devices with Augmented Reality

Indeed, Apple doesn’t want to stop the innovations only on the 3D scanning feature. It seems that this company wants to improve the feature from a 3D scanning feature only into a 3D scanning feature with sound. They want to share a scanning device that helps its users maximally. The most important thing is that users can bring it anywhere and use it anywhere they want. The company even has a dream that people will use AR technology in mobile devices like when they use the internet in a few years from now. In that year, people will get used to it and feel that they can’t live without mobile devices with AR features. The idea is that Apple seems to have a mobile device that gives benefits more than just a smartphone device. This device can scan something and bring users to a virtual world that they want to explore or know before doing further actions.