Jio has introduced a new product for its Jio Phone users in the country. The telco has launched a new Jio Cricket app that basically helps the phone users get latest cricket score updates and other details. They can also get access to videos that work through YouTube. Considering this is for Jio Phone, the company has offered support for multiple India languages. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is taking place in UAE till November 10. So, it’s possible the app is designed to take advantage of the interest in the tournament. Also Read - Jio joins hands with Qualcomm to bring 5G to India, reveals future plans
The core premise of the Jio Cricket app is to give live score updates for Jio Phone users. They can also get latest news details about their favourite IPL teams, player updates and tournament table. In terms of languages, Jio Cricket supports Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Tamil among others. In addition to this, Jio is running a special Cricket Play Along game through the app. This game lets people win vouchers up to Rs 50,000 and available under the gaming section in the app. As you might know, JioPhone has its own app store called the KaiOS app store. You can download the Jio Cricket app from there. Also Read - Exclusive: Jio Pay with UPI now available to Jio Phone users in India, here's first look
It’s also worth pointing out that Jio Phone supports popular streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar as well. This allows you to watch highlights of the game on the device itself. Also Read - Reliance Jio takes on PhonePe, Google Pay and Paytm with UPI payments service on My Jio App
Jio forms partnership with Qualcomm for 5G in India
Jio will use Qualcomm’s 5G RAN technology (Radio Access Network) to bring the faster 5G networks to our shores soon. The company says it recently achieved speeds of up to 1GBps on its 5G product. Reliance says it has already developed a 5G RAM product that can take advantage of the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms. The platform is said to feature support for all key bands on the sub-6GHz and mmWave platforms.