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Google Makes $22 Million Investment In KaiOS For Feature Phones

20 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Some of you might be familiar with KaiOS. It's the operating system for feature phones that emerged from the remains of Mozilla's Firefox OS project. KaiOS is limited to feature phones only and HMD's Nokia-branded handsets like the Nokia 8110 are powered by this operating system. Micromax and TCL have also made KaiOS-powered devices. KaiOS has now received a vote of confidence from Google in the form of a $22 million investment.
KaiOS has emerged as a popular choice for feature phones, the only category of cellphones that Google hasn't released Android for. It began as a forked version of...
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Google Invests $22 Million In KaiOS For Feature Phones

Google Invests $22 Million In KaiOS For Feature Phones

20 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google invested $22 million in KaiOS Technologies, the maker of a self-titled mobile operating system designed for feature phones such as the Nokia 8110 4G and JioPhone. The Hong Kong-based firm accepted Google's resources as part of a Series A funding round meant to ensure its medium-term sustainability and growth, having said it will use the funds to accelerate the development and deployment of its mobile ecosystem. According to KaiOS Chief Executive Officer Sebastien Codeville, the company and its Alphabet-owned backer are pursuing the same goal - connecting more people to the Internet...
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