KaiOS Stories August 30, 2021

While smartphones are increasingly approaching feature phone pricing, the latter category still has a place. As such, “smart” feature phones exist, and many are powered by KaiOS, though Google Assistant in recent months lost the ability to make calls and send texts through voice commands. 

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KaiOS Stories November 13, 2020

Nokia debuts two new KaiOS feature phones w/ Google Assistant from €49

The cheapest phones in the world usually run barebones operating systems, but KaiOS gives super-affordable phones a taste of the modern era. Now, Nokia has debuted two brand-new KaiOS phones in the Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8000.

KaiOS Stories July 20, 2020

On Android and iOS, you can point Google Lens at a street sign or document to have it translated and read aloud. Google is now bringing Lens to smart feature phones running KaiOS in India.

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KaiOS Stories September 19, 2019

Alcatel brings new KaiOS flip phones to the US w/ more Google apps than the Mate 30

KaiOS has become an interesting third kind of operating system. It’s not quite as dumb as your traditional flip phone, but it’s also not as capable as something like Android. Today, TCL’s Alcatel is launching the Go Flip 3 and SmartFlip — two KaiOS devices for the United States that pack Google Assistant and more.

KaiOS Stories September 16, 2019

After Hours: Wi-Fi 6, KaiOS developers, OnePlus TV has Alexa, more

To kick off the new week we had, if you can imagine, more Pixel leaks, but also a bunch of news regarding Android TV, Wear OS, and finally a date for the Pixel 4 event. Alongside that, however, other stories include Wi-Fi 6, KaiOS, and more.

KaiOS Stories February 26, 2019

KaiOS picks up official YouTube app as other Google apps are pre-loaded

Android and iOS are the only big platforms for smartphones, but when it comes to feature phones, KaiOS is taking over. For quite some time, Google Assistant has been available on the platform, and this week at MWC KaiOS is announcing an expansion of its partnership with Google.

KaiOS Stories February 25, 2019

In addition to dedicated hardware buttons and Messages integration, Google is improving Assistant’s international capabilities at MWC 2019. This includes additional multilingual pairings and many new features on KaiOS feature phones.

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KaiOS Stories June 27, 2018

To bring the Next Billion Users online, Google has developed specialized apps like Tez and Files Go, while optimizing others for specific needs, like limited connectivity. To popularize Assistant, Maps, and other services to those using feature phones, Google today invested $22 million in KaiOS.

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