Many mobile phone users must not have heard of Kaios, after all, Android and IOS are extremely popular and dominate the smartphone market. But there are other operating systems on mobile phones, we will see what KaiOS is, on which devices this system is used and where it is most popular.
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What is KaiOS?
KaiOS is a mobile operating system created by Kaios Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company founded in 2016. KaiOS is Linux-based, following the structure of FAITHFUL Firefox operating system and is developed with an emphasis on ease use of multifunction telephones, a category of simpler and less expensive telephones.
KaiOS devices are available in more than 100 countries around the world, especially in emerging countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa, as the company’s mission is to bring digital inclusion to through its devices.
What is a feature phone?
Feature phones are phones that focus on the basic functions of a phone, like making calls and sending text messages.
Feature phones have a set of features in common such as: physical keyboards. Yes, there are no touch screens here. Moreover, they are cheap models with simpler technical aspects, like VGA cameras, reduced storage capacity and low battery consumption.
As KaiOS works with HTML5, a programming language widely used in internet browsers, it has facilitated so many templates feature phones received personalized versions of popular apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, games and internet access.
The content can be downloaded from the Kaistore platform. Due to this type of function closer to smartphones, these devices began to be called smart phones.
Phones with kaiOS in Brazil
The list of devices with KaiOS is long and spread across several countries, meet some models.
- Jiophone (India)
- afriphone (African countries like Sierra Leone and Gambia)
- Altan K26 (Mexico)
These devices can be found at importers and the full list can be viewed on the KaSOS Technologies website. (In English)
In Brazil, the supply of devices using KaiOS is low. Currently, there are two household appliances officially sold in the country, the P7 positive positive and the Multilaser MultiLASER ZAPP. Both are inexpensive devices and follow the features mentioned above.
Processor: Quad 1.3 GHz Display: 2.4″qvga 320×240 Frequency: 2G (850/1900/1800/1900MHz) and 3G (850/2100MHz) SIM Card: Slot 1 Mini Yes, Slot 2 Micro Yes Connectivity: USB and Bluetooth Memory: 256 MB RAM storage: 512 MB 32 GB with Micro SD card battery: 1200mAh Camera: Rear / VGAPOSITIVE P70S
Processor: Quad 1.3GHz Display: 2.8″ WVGA (320×240) : 2G 850/900/1800/1900MHz and 3G B1/B5 SIM card: 1 mini slot Yes + 1 Micro Yes Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Memory: 256 MB RAM Storage: 512 MB expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD card Battery: 1350mAh Camera: rear VGA FM radioKaiOS-powered devices can be a cheap alternative to entry-level phones or even a reasonable option for seniors and people who aren’t very tech-savvy.