Google Assistant comes to Reliance JioPhone: Here's what we know


Tez has almost 12 million active users, the company said. Indians are said to be using more data than ever before - 4GB on average every month, projected to grow to 11GB per month in the next four years. In the meantime, close to 5 million users have joined the service, taking the overall user base to 12 million. The most important is Android Go, a lightweight edition of Android made for entry-level devices that have little storage and less than 1GB of RAM.

Sengupta told PTI that he expects handset makers to bring smartphones based on Android Oreo (Go) edition in early 2018. Google recently introduced the parking availability feature for cars and the same has now been added for bikes.

With this new update, you will able to pay to over 70 merchants via the Google Tez App.

Google also unveiled special navigation apps tailored for two wheelers - people who can not keep checking the phone's display as they ride.

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Files Go helps users free up space on their devices, find files faster and share files offline with people nearby.

The company also brought bill payment facilities on its digital payment app "Tez". You can more about it in my original report.

"Tez" will support bill payments for Tata Power, MTNL, DishTV, CPDCL and other utility providers that will include national and state electricity providers, water, DTH and gas recharges.

Within months of launch, Tez has already seen 140 million transactions and accounted for 70 per cent of the country's UPI transactions in the months of October and November.

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Two-wheeler mode in Google Maps to help provide short-cut routes to motorcycle and scooter riders.

Google also announced Google Go, Files Go, Android Oreo (Go Edition) and two-wheeler mode in Google Maps, all with a particular focus on making Google services easier to access in India. There are 500 million feature phone users in India alone (out of a total market of 780 million), so there's clearly some untapped potential. Now when you choose to get directions for a destination, Maps also shows you a "two-wheeler" mode along with vehicle, public transportation and walking. The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries later.

Expanding its portfolio of apps optimized for India, Google today announced the launch of Google Assistant for JioPhone.

The Google Assistant for JioPhone will be available in English and Hindi. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, JioTV, and JioXpressNews, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps.

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