WhatsApp developed software for KaiOS OS and JioPhone phones

For the first time in the history of the messenger, which is used by two billion people, programmers have created software for JioPhone devices, as well as KaiOS operating systems. The development was announced on the official website of the messenger.


Technological breakthrough

According to Facebook management (Votsap owners), the messenger first made money on devices made in India. Software was not only developed for a different OS, but even granted extended rights.

KaiOS Technologies Inc. requested a joint improvement of the codes. Development for a push-button phone brought 25 million users to Votsap during the year. In addition, it was a breakthrough messengers … Now the codes are being finalized for the second series of smartphones “.

WhatsApp already had experience working with button phones on the Symbian platform. Some devices operate today without disrupting the functionality of the interfaces.

JioPhone owners can:

  • Text messaging.
  • Send photo, video, audio.
  • Create individual, group chats.
  • Join, Founding Communities.
  • Shares stickers, stickers.
  • Work with bots.

Correspondence, information protected by end-to-end encryption.

Features of the technique

To understand the scale of creation, you need to understand the Indian device, the access codes on which it works.


The operating system belongs to the Firefox OS / Open Web family (the basis of the Linux kernel). Created by Firefox OS.

The development has a partially open GNU GPL v2 for Linux kernel modifications. This means that you can install the base unlimited.

“The development combines the power of smartphones with the availability of feature phones, low-cost phones. Not everyone can afford an expensive device to use popular instant messengers, utilities … The OS has become a continuation of Firefox OS, ”the company’s government announced.

KaiOS Technologies launched the new product in 2017. Last update 2.6 dated May 2019.

June 2018 was memorable for KaiOS Technologies. Then Google invested in software 22 million dollars.

In April 2019, the KaiAds advertising platform appeared. With its help, everyone can openly publish goods, services on KaiOS.

Advantages of the operating system:

  • HTML5 support. Button phones launch Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp.
  • Availability of LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi.
  • Uninterrupted operation on devices with 256 MB of RAM.
  • Energy efficiency. At maximum workload – up to 36 hours of operation.
  • Less memory consumption.
  • Availability of application store for downloading free, paid utilities.

Over the past year, KaiOS Technologies has established partnerships with Airfind, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Bullitt, Doro, HMD Global, Micromax, NXP, Spreadtrum, Qualcomm, Jio, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Slowly but surely, a small company is gaining the support of global giants. The price segment popularizes development among the middle class of users.


One-piece phone with a QWERTY-keyboard. Functionality equipped with KaiOS codes.

The phone is designed for an Indian audience. In a couple of weeks of release, the device has acquired 25 million people.

Now Reliance Jio announced the release of the second series of phones. The device remains in the push-button version. Compact, powerful new.

The phone has a Google Assistant feature. Embedded Facebook, Youtube. Recently WhatsApp has been allowed to download.

The JioStore store also allows you to install Google Maps, Hotstar, BookMyShow, Narendra Modi (NM). Applications created with less memory for smooth operation.

Phone Advantages:

  • VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and LTE Cat.4.
  • 150 Mbps data rate.
  • Two SIM card slots.
  • MicroSD support up to 128 GB.
  • Price 20-25 dollars.

WhatsApp Plans

Company management confirms continued cooperation with KaiOS Technologies and Reliance Jio.

“So far, no new developments should be expected. The low-cost segment increases the audience by tens of millions of people annually. Functionality is not limited.

In order for the utility to work without failures, updates must be installed. Download from the official website, App Store, Play Store, JioStore free. With a stable connection, the process lasts a minute. Reauthorization of registered users is not required.