Jio's next revolution, on the way?

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been launching a new feat of technologies in the country's telecom and network industry amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which has let the people brace for a new normal. Recently, the Indian bluechip company has launched the Jio Meet video conferencing application to conduct and host virtual meetings online. 

Jio Meet has seen a massive reception across India as the application has recorded over 5 million downloads in less than 14 days of launch in India, which took over its rival Zoom app. Following the well-cemented reception for the Jio Meet, the RIL has now launched its new product - Jio Glass. 

The new feat was launched on Wednesday - July 15 at the 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was held virtually for the first time owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown. The launch of the Jio Glass has come when RIL's Chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced that the company will be collaborating with Google in developing the new Android-based operating system for new affordable smartphones. 

The launch of Jio Glass with unique features and the collaboration with Google have been dubbed as the prefix of Ambani's measures to roll out 5G technology. Jio Glass is a mixed reality (MR) based holographic lens system that enables users to perform multiple tasks at the same time like hosting conference calls, view and share presentations, and conduct discussions. 

The device weighs 75 grams and has been manufactured with a plastic frame which has a camera between two lenses and it also has been installed with a personalized audio system and the company has said that the Jio Glass supports all standard audio formats and by offering HD quality video, it also supports more than 25 apps. 

Speaking during the launch, RIL's President Kiran Thomas said Jio Glass can also be used for conducting virtual classes and the device would connect teachers and students in 3D virtual rooms and conduct holographic classes through the Jio Mixed Reality cloud in real-time. The Jio Glass also allows the users to make holographic video calls with colleagues who can join in their 3D Avatar and in regular video calling format.

The device has been designed in such a way that the users can share and view the presentations on a large virtual screen even though they join in either both of the formats. RIL's President Kiran Thomas has also revealed that the Jio Glass has been equipped with the voice commands for calling individuals. 

During the demo, Kiran Thomas commanded the device to call Akash and Isha Ambani and within a seconds, both Ambanis where on the screen - Akash was shown as a 3D Avatar while Isha joined in using a 2D video call interface and they both were seen viewing and discussing the presentations.  However, according to the reports, the company might be using a kind of virtual assistants like Amazon or Google assistant for having the functionality of the voice command. 

The company has made the announcement of launching its new feat and revolution Jio Glass and it is yet to clarify the cost of the device and when it would hit the market. The reports suggested that its useability and its functions would be known after it has reached the market. While launching, RIL's President Kiran Thomas said Jio Glass is at the cutting edge of Technology that provides best-in-class Mixed Reality Services which give a truly meaningful immersive experience to the users. His speech has divulged that Jio's next revolution is on the way.