Reliance Jio and Google to launch 100 million low-cost phones
Within two months of Google's investment in Reliance's Jio Platforms, both parties are said to be manufacturing 100 mn low-cost phones. These Android-powered devices will come bundled with Jio data packs, and are likely to be launched by December 2020 or early next year. Reliance is also said to have held discussions with homegrown vendors for manufacturing the phones.
Talking about the partnership with Jio, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had said, "This partnership is key to Google's future in India. I am excited that our joint collaboration will focus on increasing access for hundreds of millions of Indians who don’t currently own a smartphone while improving the mobile experience for all."