During the 45th Annual General Meeting, Reliance officially announced its Jio Cloud PC – a Virtual PC that will be hosted using the new Jio AirFiber (5G) technology. The device is claimed to bring the power of a desktop computer to every home and business at an affordable price. Also Read: Play Fortnite On Browser For Free Vai Xbox Cloud Gaming
Jio Cloud PC Announced at Reliance’s 45th AGM
Announcing its new device, Reliance Jio President Kiran Thomas said, “Owning a computer these days can be cumbersome, as it has to be upgraded and changed every few years. Using Jio AirFiber, people can do away with all expenses related to buying computer hardware and periodically upgrading it, and opt to use a virtual PC hosted in the cloud – called Jio Cloud PC.”
Also, he said ” Jio Cloud PC will be a game changer for many different demographics including students, gig-workers, accountants, etc. Pay only up to the limit used, resulting in a super-affordable way to bring the power of one PC, even multiple PCs, to every Indian home and business,”
What is a Jio cloud PC?
In its simplest form, Jio Cloud PC is going to be a virtualization service that will provide a full-blown desktop experience on hardware that is not very desktop-like (read: less powerful). An easier approach would be to think of it as a streaming service. But, instead of streaming movies and TV shows, it streams the output to the desktop OS. The OS has also been optimized for common input devices like the keyboard, touchscreen, and mouse to give a smooth desktop experience to the user.
Pricing and Availability
At present, there is no information about the price and availability of the Jio Cloud PC. But considering Reliance’s claim that Cloud PC does not require any upfront investment, we can assume that it will most likely come with a specific AirFiber plan.
Apart from this, there are no details about the specification of the device as well, but looking at the images provided, we can assume that the PC has at least 4 USB ports (one USB 3.1), 1 RJ45 port (Ethernet), will come with an HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack.
Jio 5G Services and Jio Cloud PC
Reliance plans to launch Jio 5G services in the metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai on Diwali 2022. It will then be expanded to other cities and towns to cover the whole of India (about 1,000 cities) in 18 months by December 2023. “Jio’s ambitious 5G rollout plan will be the fastest in the world,” the company said. So what are your thoughts on Jio’s cloud PC and its ambitious 5G plans? Let us know in the comments below.