Reliance Industries announced a range of products at its 41st annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday in Mumbai. Alongside the JioGigaFiber, Smart Home solutions, the star of the event was the JioPhone 2. This, as Reliance says, is the high-end version of the already existing JioPhone, which sells effectively for Rs ‘zero’. Both the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 run on KiaOS, Mukesh Ambani also announced that KiaOS is getting smartphone and bringing social media apps support to the JioPhone, JioPhone 2. Both the feature phones will get support for WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube starting July 15. Soon after the announcement of the JioPhone 2, HMD Global announced that its new ‘banana phone’ aka Nokia 8110 4G will also get support for these social media apps.The information comes directly from the Chief Product Head of HMD Global Juho Sarvikas. Sarvikas took to Twitter to announce the news. He retweeted KiaOS technology’s tweet on social media app support for JioPhone and captioned it “Oh look, #Whatsapp on #KaiOS! Looking forward to going (picture of a banana)” hinting at WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube coming to Nokia 8810 4G.To recollect, Nokia 8810 4G was announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona alongside other Nokia phones like Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Better known as a banana phone, the Nokia 8810 4G runs on Smart Feature OS — based on KaiOS. The phone already comes with support for some of Google’s apps like Google Assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps. The banana phone also comes with a revamped version of the age-old Snake game.advertisementOh look, #Whatsapp on #KaiOS! Looking forward to going s! https://t.co/Av6gW3T2M0Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) July 5, 2018At the time of the launch, HMD Global had said that the Nokia 8810 4G or banana phone doesn’t support the instant messaging app — WhatsApp. This disappointed a lot of people. The company, however, after a couple of days of the launch of the banana phone said that the phone will get WhatsApp support very soon. The day is coming soon as revealed by HMD Global itself.Currently, there’s no report whether HMd Global will bring the banana phone aka Nokia 8110 4G feature phone to India or not. Probably it will. This only time will say. The Nokia 8810 4G phone brings nostalgia back. The new 4G feature phone is a revised version of the age-old Nokia 8810 phone.ALSO READ: JioPhone, JioPhone and Facebook from August 15WhatsApp 2 will co-exist, will support YouTube, The new Nokia 8810 comes with dual SIM support and sports a 2.45-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 240×320 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 chipset coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. The storage memory can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the banana phone sports a 2-megapixel sensor with an LED flash. The phone is backed by a 1500mAh battery, which HMD Global says, is capable of delivering up to 9.32 hours of talk time.
It must be reiterated over and over again until it sinks in and assimilates in public psyche the heights to which women can take a project, an organisation, a country, and a society if only given the chance and conducive environment to perform and deliver. In line with that, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched by ISRO on July 22 by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle at 1443 hours. This mission was led by two women scientists Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal who worked behind the scene and made it possible for India. Muthayya Vanitha was the Project Director and Ritu Karidhal was the Mission Director. It is for the first time that such a high-level project, India’s moon mission was spearheaded by women. Muthayya is an electronics engineer, now invested with the responsibility of Chandrayaan-2. Mission Director Ritu has earlier served as Deputy Director of the Mars Mission. For the last two decades, these ladies have been associated with ISRO. They have been part of several launches as well as development of sub-systems for satellites. ISRO has previously had women project directors for the launch of communication and other satellites but it is this time that these women forces have come to the fore. In a heartening development, ISRO is planning to send one woman astronaut, along with two others, to space under Gaganyaan Mission. VR Lalithambika, as head of the human space programme office, is helping in mission coordination and working with Human Space Flight Centre, the nodal centre for Gaganyaan mission led by its director S Unnikrishnan Nair. In these times of peaking crimes against women and oppression of patriarchy, the inspiring examples of these women scientists serve as a renewed emphatic reminder that over 50 per cent of our workforce cannot be ignored due to short-sighted and narrow-minded attitudes. Women largely determine the future of our society, it is no secret that the more and better women are educated, greater will be the scope of the society, and consequently the state, to progress and prosper.