Jio’s monopoly against the growth of KaiOS in India

Jio’s monopoly against the growth of KaiOS in India

KaiOS is among the first hundred innovations
of the year 2019. It was born from the ashes of Firefox OS,
an open source operating system developed by Mozilla between 2013 and 2016, written
with a programming language much less complex than what is needed to run Android and designed
to invest in web development, provided that it was free and available to everyone. More companies are aiming at webapps, precisely
because of their lightness and their lower complexity compared to many software that
require high hardware resources. From this point of view Firefox OS had anticipated
all direct competitors, despite its premature end. KaiOS is a lightweight software that brings
the functions of a smartphone to devices with only 256 megabytes of RAM and 1 GigaHertz
of CPU. Currently the most recent version of the software
is 2.5.2 and KaiStore applications are increasing more and more every day. Each brand has installed the software on its
devices making the appropriate changes to their needs: Some, in particular HMD, have decided to keep
the necessary parts for the developers unaltered, in order to allow users to contribute to the
research for software development and growth, and we saw the great result when it presented
Nokia 2720 Flip and 800 Tough, born from the careful review of the software on board the
Nokia 8110 4G, after several analysis and bug reports. Not many producers have maintained this quality
and we all hope they can take an example from HMD. Others, however, have preferred to maintain
the exclusivity of their software, in particular on devices managed by operators. First of all Jio Phone, still in the 2.5 version
of KaiOS and lacking all those features common to all the other devices sold in the world. India is currently the country with the highest
percentage of users using this new operating system, but Indians are not aware of all its
real potential. Jio has shaped his version of KaiOS by adapting
it to its services to spread it among the poorest populations, acquiring a growing number
of registered users and thus imposing itself on the telecommunications market. In short, nothing better than choosing a device
accessible to all to wipe out the competition. However, the possibility of installing OmniSD,
and therefore all those applications with ROOT access able to manipulate the device
in order to remove the apps related to its services, did not satisfy Jio. The new update aimed at disabling OmniSD from
Jio Phone is therefore also an imposition of its services, which until a year ago promised
free calls to all operators. Promise not kept a few months ago to make
ends meet. Despite the opposition of its customers, Jio
aims to force them to use their services, imposing the new rates. The question is: why not introduce a new range
of cheap KaiOS devices on the Indian market that can support more operators? It would therefore guarantee a wider and free
choice, also providing a better user experience with new versions of KaiOS with integrated
KaiStore. Is freedom still a utopia in less developed
countries like India? This is nothing new! Jio has monopolized his versions of KaiOS,
even on devices like the Nokia 8110 sold in India. But it would be useful not to monopolize everything
under a single brand in a country that has over 1.3 billion inhabitants and does not
want to feel excluded from the world! KaiOS is not just an operating system for
simple phones, but an opportunity! The dozens of young developers and researchers
who have contributed to our community are examples. We do not prevent them and other future young
minds from giving life to their ideas by participating in software development and research. Today they are simply passionate about programming,
but tomorrow them will be the future of India. Please do not prevent them from taking this
opportunity! Thanks for your attention! See you next! BananaHackers.Net JOIN THE REVOLUTION!


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