Reliance's JioPhone will have native apps that support YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp, the company announced at their Annual General Meeting. A software update on 15th August will install these apps on JioPhones, the company said. The company also announced a second generation device labelled the JioPhone 2 at the event. The device will be priced at Rs 2999 (this is an introductory price) with a QWERTY keypad, that will also be releasing on the 15th of August. Mukesh Ambani said that 25 million JioPhone handsets have been sold so far. He said that Jio's subscriber base doubled in the last financial year. Watch the AGM Presentation JioGigaFiber announced Jio's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) efforts have been on beta in a few thousand homes. The company said that on August 15th, users will be able to register interest for JioGigaFiber. The company will prioritize neighbourhoods with high demand but will be simultaneously doing the rollout in over a thousand cities. No tariffs were announced for JioGigaFiber. This could be because the company may price differentially across different cities depending on the costs that come with each neighbourhood. Read: Jio website accidentally announces fiber plans: 3 months of 100Mbps capped at 100GB (2017) The company said that the connection speed will be 1Gbps, the same as Google Fiber in the US, and ACT Broadband and Spectra's offering in some Indian cities. Ambani said that this will be the world's largest greenfield rollout of a broadband service. The company aims to have 5 crore fiber connections. Smart home ecosystem…
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