Nokia 106 4G and Nokia 110 4G to get Youtube Shorts and many more cloud app support via an OTA update
Back in May, Nokia Mobile India launched the Nokia 106 4G and the Nokia 110
4G feature phones in the country. The devices were special as they were the
first basic Nokia feature phones to come with a UPI payment option built in.
HMD Global partnered with GupShup to bring UPI functionality to its feature
phones making the digital payment service available to many. Now, Nokia Mobile is bringing many more exciting apps and games to these feature phones that will be rolled out via an OTA update over the next two weeks.
Nokia Mobile is bringing a suite of Cloud apps to the Nokia 106 4G and the
Nokia 110 4G that include applications such as Youtube Shorts, BBC Hindi,
news, weather updates, and cricket scores, The apps will be hosted in the
cloud thus should provide a smooth user experience on these low spec
devices. Games like Sokoban, 2048, and Tetris are also included. Users can also log in using their Google accounts to get personalized suggestions for
YouTube shorts based on their interests.
Ravi Kunwar, Vice President for India & APAC at HMD, said “We're entering a new era of user experience with the introduction of Cloud Apps such as YouTube Shorts on our Nokia 106 4G and Nokia 110 4G feature phones. This development marks a significant achievement in our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art solutions,"
It's nice to see Nokia Mobile pushing the S30+ feature phones to the extreme and I hope this update comes to more 4G feature phones as devices like the Nokia 2660 Flip with larger displays can take more advantage of content-based apps like YouTube Shorts. Now, a lite instant messaging app and an online music service like MicRadio for feature phones would be a nice addition.